Mental Attitude: Kids with ADHD May Be Less Prepared for School.
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have less developed social, emotional, and language skills than their peers without ADHD. The findings suggest that identifying and helping preschoolers with ADHD symptoms could possibly reduce their struggles in elementary school.
Pediatrics, July 2019
Health Alert: Deadly Cancers Often Get the Least Research Funding.
According to a new study, research is poorly funded for several common and/or deadly cancers, such as endometrial, liver and bile duct, cervical, ovarian, pancreatic, and lung cancer. Study author Dr. Suneel Kamath notes, “The goal of this study is not to divert funds away from cancers that are well-supported, but rather expand funding for other cancers that aren’t getting enough support currently… These are all deadly and life-altering diseases that deserve our attention and support.”
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, July 2019
Diet: Early Dinner?
In a recent pilot study involving eleven adults, researchers observed that when participants ate their dinner earlier in the afternoon and did not eat again until the next morning, their bodies were better able to burn fat for energy and they had lower levels of the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite. which may help people eat less.”
Obesity, July 2019
Exercise: Non-Exercisers at Greater Risk of Fatty Liver Disease.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when fat builds up in the liver from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption. An analysis of data from the 16,000-participant HUNT3 study found that the 20% of adults with the lowest physical fitness levels were 17-18 times more likely to have NAFLD than the most active 40% of participants.
Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, April 2019
Chiropractic: Spinal Manipulation Improves Nervous System Function.
A review of data from eighteen published studies found evidence to suggest that high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation (a treatment commonly provided by doctors of chiropractic) can improve autonomic nervous system function in both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.
Spine, August 2019
Wellness/Prevention: Reducing Risk of Foodborne Illness.
Most foodborne illnesses can be prevented by washing hands with warm water and soap after dealing with raw foods, using two or more cutting boards to help prevent cross contamination, cleaning items with hot water and soap that are used to prepare meat, never drinking out of the carton, reheating food at 165 degrees Fahrenheit (~73.89 degrees Celsius) or higher, and defrosting frozen foods in the refrigerator or microwave.
Wake Forest University, July 2019