Mental Attitude: Teens with ADHD May Be Higher-Risk Drivers…
After reviewing the health records and driving history of 14,936 men and women born between 1987 and 1997, researchers report that as teenagers, individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were more likely to be cited for moving violations or be in a car accident. Additionally, the adolescents in the study with ADHD were also more likely to be in a motor vehicle collision that involved alcohol use.
Pediatrics, May 2019
Health Alert: Vitamin D Associated with Statin-Related Musculoskeletal Pain?
Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain is a common side effect associated with statin use. In a recent study that compared patients on statins with and without MSK pain, researchers observed that those with MSK pain were nearly four times more likely to have deficient vitamin D levels. The results suggest that improving the vitamin D levels of patients on statin therapy may reduce their risk for statin-related MSK pain.
Disease Markers, March 2019
Diet: Eat Walnuts?
The results of a recent study that involved 45 overweight/obese adults suggest that adding walnuts to one’s diet can result in lower central blood pressure, which may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Journal of the American Heart Association, April 2019
Exercise: Walking Helps Your Gut Bacteria!
Past research has associated a healthy gut bacteria population with greater immune function, better nervous system function, and a reduced risk for several chronic diseases and cancers. In this study, researchers observed that normally sedentary seniors who participated in a brisk walking program for twelve weeks experienced an improvement in their intestinal microbiota.
Nutrients, April 2019
Chiropractic: Neck Pain May Lead to Mid-Back Pain.
In this study, researchers observed that after inducing neck pain, participants experienced a reduction in mid-back stability. The findings suggest that pain in one area of the spine can affect stability in other spinal regions, which may increase the risk for the development of pain in those areas as well. This underscores the importance of examining the whole patient to identify causes of pain that may exist outside of the affected area; otherwise, the patient may not experience a successful treatment outcome.
Journal of Biomechanics, April 2019
Wellness/Prevention: Smoking Linked to Pancreatic Cancer.
An analysis of data concerning over 350,000 adults over a 13-year time period revealed that current smokers are up to 81% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than never smokers.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, May 2019