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More Green Space = Longer Life

October 23, 2014
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The impact of green space (parks, gardens, etc.) in our community is many times underestimated. These are not only places to relax and exercise, they can increase the life expectancy (LE) and healthy life expectancy (HLE) of the people living around them. A study from The Netherlands notes “the quantity and particularly quality of...
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Vitamin D for Schizophrenia?

October 16, 2014
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There is little doubt that nutrition impacts our mental health. A good example of this is a new study that found “odds ratios indicated that vitamin D-deficient persons were 2.16 times more likely to have schizophrenia than those with vitamin D sufficiency.” Researchers concluded that they “found a strong association between vitamin D deficiency...
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Suspect Polypharmacy

October 14, 2014
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As people get older, they begin to lose their ability to remember, think and walk. For many this is a natural part of aging.  But a growing trend of polymedicating is often the cause. A case study of an older woman found the following: “A 68 year-old female patient resorted to the Emergency Room...
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Regular Sleep = Healthy Pregnancy

October 7, 2014
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Our circadian rhythm is set by the natural light/dark nature of our days and night and is associated with many biological processes. And, as one study found, it can also have a negative impact on female reproduction. While the exact physiological process is a bit complicated, the authors note that “both stable circadian rhythms...
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Avoid Fizzy

September 30, 2014
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There are a number of vitamin supplements and over-the-counter drugs (aspirin, Alka Seltzer, etc.) that are available in a “fizzy” form (usually a powder) that makes them easy to drink. The problem is that many of these rely on an elevated amount of sodium (salt) that can increase the risk of high blood pressure,...
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Casual Sex Dangerous to Mental Health

September 25, 2014
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An interesting study looked at the impact casual sex has on the mental health in “emerging adulthood.” The authors “measured mental health prior to engaging in casual sexual relationships and subsequent mental health after engaging in these relationships.” They found “that suicidal ideation (thoughts or ideas) and depressive symptoms in adolescence were associated with...
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Vaccine Adverse Events

September 16, 2014
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Many people are concerned about the safety of vaccines. A recent study looked at the existing research in an effort to judge the potential for specific adverse events (AEs). The authors found: “Strength of evidence was high for measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and febrile seizures (a seizure experienced by children due to a fever). “-...
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Drinking Water Concerns

September 9, 2014
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“Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency” analyzed water samples looking at  contaminants that are not currently regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act. They found “11 perfluorinated compounds, an herbicide, two solvents, caffeine, an antibacterial compound, a metal and an antidepressant.” Some of these  contaminants have been linked to several cancers...
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OK to Feed Athletes More Protein

August 26, 2014
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A study examined the impact of increasing the amount of protein consumed on “resistance-trained” men and women. Researchers formed two groups feeding one an average of 5 ounces of protein per day and the other an average of 11 ounces of protein per day. Both groups kept their regular training and the rest of...
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1 in 30 Die from Alcohol Related Cancer

August 19, 2014
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More and more research is looking at the relationship between alcohol consumption and cancer. Even as little as 1 ½ drink s per day can significantly increase the risk of cancer. These cancers can shorten a person’s expected life-span by as much as 19 years. A recent study found that: “Alcohol consumption resulted in...
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