The differences in the attitudes and behaviors of people who get their news from social media versus traditional media held even after the study took into account such factors as scientific literacy and socio-economic differences.
In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps readers make their way through the thicket of health trends, studies and research.
Researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, analyzed more than 7,500 videos, gathered from YouTube and other video websites.
“Promoting a healthy lifestyle over the past 30 years is a key reason that we are seeing less hip fractures each year,” said Dr. Timothy Bhattacharyya, the study’s senior author.
The proportion of parents with children aged 2 to 12 years old who say they spank their child dropped from 50 percent in 1993 to 35 percent in 2017.
Although genetics plays a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, lifestyle factors are also involved.
“Even a single-layer face covering is better than nothing,” researchers said.
Declines in other sensory functions — vision, touch and hearing — were also found to be associated with an increased risk of dementia, but not nearly as strongly.
With 47,000-plus confirmed cases in the state, Minnesota’s actual number may exceed 470,000, the study suggests.
Children who lack such fitness are at increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke when they become adults.
Two studies published last week offer new evidence on the effectiveness of facial coverings in preventing the transmission of COVID-19.
Now in its 13th year, the Fitness Index bases its rankings on 33 separate indicators in two major categories: personal health and community/environment.
“Our study adds to the growing body of evidence that social and environmental factors contribute significantly to longevity,” says Rajan Bhardwaj, the study’s lead author.
More than one in 10 American adults — 34 million people — have diabetes, and more than 95 percent of them have type 2 diabetes.
Syphilis was just part of the considerable venereal disease problem in 18th-century London. “A far greater number would have contracted gonorrhea or chlamydia than contracted syphilis in this period,” the historians point out.
The study found that people with existing chronic medical conditions, as well as those who were healthy, tended to live longer when they met the physical activity guidelines.
All the strokes in the study were ischemic, the most common kind. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain.
The study found that African-Americans who had experienced the stress of lifetime discrimination were up to 50% more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who reported lower levels of discrimination.
A stitched, two-layer cotton mask was the most protective, limiting the droplet spread to 2.5 inches.
Researchers explored the link in American society between perceived necessity and something called “permissible consumption” — what we consider socially acceptable (or not) for other people to buy.
Each year, 2.8 million Americans develop an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, leading to an estimated 35,000 deaths annually.