A shift in Americans’ meal patterns over the past several decades may have serious implications for the development of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity, experts say.
According to the study’s findings, the flu season appears to take off about one week after a sustained cold period, when temperatures dip below freezing and humidity is low.
For the study, researchers analyzed data from 20 seasons (1992-2011) of Major League Baseball games.
Musicians react faster to sensory stimuli — specifically, sound and touch — than nonmusicians, a recent study of university students found.
On this day — Jan. 23 — in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States (indeed, in the English-speaking world) to receive a medical degree.
The paper was a pamphlet on smallpox, a subject very much on the minds of everyone in the New World.
Such ties are significantly associated with favorable results even when the studies are not directly funded by the pharmaceutical industry.
Up to 80 percent of Americans experience significant low-back pain at some point in their lives.
“Our results highlight that morning-types may be particularly vulnerable to failures in executive control in the later evening,” researchers conclude.
“Taking a break from Facebook has positive effects on two dimensions of well-being: our life satisfaction increases and our emotions become more positive,” writes the study’s author.
“People who suffer from either of these conditions should not focus on the weather as it does not have an important influence on your symptoms and it is outside your control,” said co-author Manuela Ferreira.
In the United States, an average of 140 children choke to death each year, and thousands of others end up requiring emergency care after a choking episode.
The outrage from the scientific community was immediate and unequivocal — and may explain why Trump’s transition team seemed to be backing away from it later in the day.
The bottom line: no more excuses. It appears that any exercise — even if it’s only on the weekends — is better than none.
The commentary’s overall argument boils down to this: We don’t know enough yet about the role of artificially sweetened beverages in human health to be treating these products as innocuous.
The cause of all melanomas isn’t clear, but most are believed to be the result of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers in the United States, and is linked to 21,000 deaths each year, according to the CDC.
When measured by the number of research papers published, gun violence is the least researched major cause of death in the U.S.
High on the list: uncertainty over Obamacare, drug prices and women’s health, along with concerns over potentially relaxed regulations on health, safety and the environment.
Here is an account of one of the more quirky studies from this year’s edition of the BMJ’s “Christmas issue,” now an annual tradition.