The study found that after viewing the film, people tend to express higher levels of prejudice toward individuals with mental illness.
In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps readers make their way through the thicket of health trends, studies and research.
People who relied on conservative media and social media in early March for information about COVID-19 were more likely to hold inaccurate beliefs about the potential seriousness of the illness and about how to prevent it from spreading.
Previously, the CDC had cited fever, cough and shortness of breath as possible signs of the illness. The updated list includes six additional symptoms.
“The evidence shows that pupils are more alert, feel better, and pay better attention after self-paced physical activity when compared to just sitting,” said researcher Colin Moran.
The largest share of the incidents involved children aged 5 or younger. Inhalation-related poisonings made up the biggest segment of the increase in calls.
Investigators looked at 138 studies involving more than 23 million children. Among their findings: MMR vaccines did not cause encephalitis, inflammatory bowel disease, cognitive delay or any other suspected harm.
Overall, Minnesota received good marks for air quality. The state’s “star” in the report, however, was Duluth.
Parents may find this study’s results reassuring, particularly now, during the current stay-at-home days of the coronavirus pandemic, when children’s screen time and social media use has skyrocketed.
“Feeling that pressure to achieve financial goals means we’re putting ourselves to work at the cost of spending time with loved ones …,” said the study’s lead author, Deborah Ward.
The individual components of the diet that appeared to have the greatest protective effect on the brain were fish and vegetables.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests wearing glasses now, while the CDC says there is no evidence to suggest contact lens wearers are more at risk for acquiring COVID-19.
An elevated resting heart rate is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Of course, a key recommendation from health officials is to go grocery shopping as infrequently as possible, particularly if you’re older than 65 or have a chronic medical condition.
The analysis also found that the intensity with which young people smoked — how often they lit up a cigarette — also predicted whether they became daily smokers in adulthood.
“We found that changing to a healthy lifestyle, even in your 50s, still has the potential to prevent strokes,” says Goodarz Danael, the study’s lead author.
The difference was striking. The British study found that per kilometer driven, the risk by men to others when they were behind the wheel of a car or van was double that of women.
Antidote to cabin fever: A new form of “victory gardens” — the small vegetable and fruit gardens planted by millions of Americans during World War I and II — appear to be making a comeback this spring.
“Differences between diets are … generally trivial to small, implying that people can choose the diet they prefer from among many of the available diets without concern about the magnitude of benefits,” the study’s authors conclude.
The Minnesota Department of Health launched a group of free programs this week to help state residents quit nicotine.
Patients with an underlying health issue were more likely than the others in the study to require hospitalization and intensive care for COVID-19.