As the researchers point out, a recent Harris Poll found that four in 10 Americans mistakenly believe alternative therapies can treat and cure cancer.
Perhaps the take-home message of this study is not about tidying up your desk, but about not stereotyping other people based solely on how messy (or clean) they keep their workspaces.
“Our finding that any physical activity provided mortality risk reduction underscores an important public health message that movement in itself (doing ‘something’), irrespective of intensity, is beneficial,” the researchers write.
Researchers analyzed data collected from more than 155,000 seventh- and eighth-grade students who participated in Virginia’s biennial “school climate” survey for the years 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Minnesota’s fertility rate in 2017 was 1.872 — above the national rate, but below the rate (2.100) that experts say would be needed for the country’s population to replace itself over time without immigration.
Gyms are notorious breeding grounds for a host of unpleasant pathogens that can cause skin infections.
The study’s findings suggest, say the researchers, that people who are newly diagnosed with high cholesterol in late December or January may want to get their levels retested a few months later.
The study also found that the greater the number of adverse experiences in children’s lives, the stronger the likelihood they will be overweight or obese.
The study found that less than half of American adults with a food allergy have had the allergy confirmed by a doctor’s diagnosis.
Overall, there appeared to be no statistically significant differences in health outcomes — including weight loss — between people who used artificial sweeteners and those who didn’t.
The study’s findings are potentially important, for falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in Americans aged 65 and older.
In overall weight, men gained an average of 8.5 pounds and women an average of 6.8 pounds between 1999 and 2016.
The study found that adopting those two healthful behaviors improved people’s cognitive skills by an average of almost nine years.
A child or adolescent in the United States is 57 percent more likely to die by the age of 19 years than those in other wealthy nations.
Researchers found that the removal of snacks from the checkout lines was associated with an immediate 17 percent drop in the purchase of such items.
Researchers concluded that school districts could help reduce the likelihood of physical abuse by sending grades home earlier in the week.
The study’s authors conclude that “low-intensity interventions targeting high-risk periods [for weight gain] such as Christmas could be an important contributor to obesity prevention efforts in the population.”
Gun deaths have risen 27 percent since 1999, when guns killed 28,874 Americans.
People who remain intellectually active and curious their entire lives tend to start their decline from “a higher cognitive point,” the study’s authors conclude.
Minnesota dropped in the 2018 rankings for the second time in two years, from sixth to seventh place.