“We found that the hospitalizations were roughly two to three times lower than what would be expected based on the initial trends,” said Soumya Sen, the study’s lead author.
In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps readers make their way through the thicket of health trends, studies and research.
Yoga should be considered along with more conventional forms of exercise as part of the standard care for depression, the study’s authors conclude.
There is good evidence that the excessive intake of vitamin D can be harmful, especially for people with other health issues, such as kidney problems, a team of scientists says.
Almost half (46 percent) of American parents are experiencing a high level of stress during the pandemic, compared with 28 percent of non-parents. Pandemic-related stress is also having a disproportionate effect on communities of color.
“Our study showed that six months’ worth of vigorous exercise may pump blood to regions of the brain that specifically improve your verbal skills as well as memory and mental sharpness,” said neuroscientist Marc Poulin.
Three areas of cognitive skills showed the most decline: episodic memory, working memory and perceptual speed.
The study estimates that during the past decade, bike-sharing programs increased the average bike-commuting rate in urban communities by about 20 percent.
U of M ethicist Leigh Leigh describes the latest twist in a cynical saga: how some stem cell businesses are “seizing the pandemic as an opportunity to profit from hope and desperation.”
The American Heart Association recommends that added sugar from all sources be limited to no more than 100 calories a day (about 6 teaspoons) for women and to 150 calories (about 9 teaspoons) a day for men.
The misinformation includes not only false statements about the disease itself — such as how it spreads and what people can do to avoid becoming infected — but also conspiracy theories and racist remarks.
The rate in the Midwest was twice as high as in the Northeast and almost five times higher as in the Western United States.
“We thought that with the economic uncertainty, life might be more stressful for younger adults,” said researcher David Almedia. “But we didn’t see that. We saw more stress for people at mid-life.”
“Parents should talk to their children’s doctors and work together to make sure that their children are up to date on their vaccines,” stressed Dr. Malini DeSilva, one of the report’s co-authors and a Minnesota pediatrician.
Of course, plenty of Americans without IBD also eat junk food, but this study found that individuals with the condition tend to eat unhealthy foods more frequently and in greater quantities.
People with access to a private outdoor space reported better general health, increased psychological well-being and higher levels of physical activity.
These reports are observational, so it’s unclear if the rashes are symptoms of COVID-19 or something else, such as a reaction to medications used to treat the infection.
The average age for a first heart attack is 65 years for men and 72 years for women. The most common symptoms are chest pain, sweating and shortness of breath.
If you want to remember this period in later years with clarity and accuracy, start keeping a written record of what you’re experiencing.
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned against using chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 outside of a hospital setting or a clinical trial.
Peripheral artery disease occurs when the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart — usually in the legs — become too narrow or blocked due to a buildup of fatty deposits.