Mental Attitude: Parents Who Belittle Their Kids May Be Raising Bullies.
Interviews with more than 1,400 teens revealed that those subjected to derisive parenting were more likely to develop dysregulated anger, which is often a sign of difficulty controlling emotions and puts teenagers at a higher risk for both bullying and for becoming bully victims. Study senior author Dr. Daniel Dickson writes, “Implications from our study are far-reaching: Practitioners and parents should be informed of the potential long-term costs of sometimes seemingly harmless parenting behaviors such as belittlement and sarcasm… Parents must be reminded of their influence on adolescents’ emotions and should take steps to ensure that adolescents do not feel ridiculed at home.”
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, July 2019
Health Alert: Dirty Air Contributes to Thousands of Deaths Every Year.
Despite improvements in air quality over the past three decades, a new study find that air pollution remains a major contributing factor for lung disease, heart attacks, and strokes that kill over 30,000 Americans each year. Lead researcher Dr. Majid Ezzati adds, “More stringent air pollution regulations in the [United States] have the potential to save tens of thousands of deaths each year and improve the longevity throughout the country.”
PLOS Medicine, July 2019
Diet: Plant-Based Diet Can Reduce Risk for Diabetes.
Individuals who consume a mostly plant-based diet have up to a 23% reduced risk for diabetes.
JAMA Internal Medicine, July 2019
Exercise: Physical Activity Linked to Quality of Life in Teens?
Over the course of a two-year study, researchers observed that teenagers who became less physically active experienced a reduction in their health-related quality of life.
American Journal of Human Biology, August 2019
Chiropractic: Improving Neck Curve Helps Patients with Cervical Disk Herniation.
Among a group of 300 neck pain patients under the age of 40, researchers observed that those whose cervical lordosis improved over time also experienced an increase in disk height in the neck and an improvement in the status of any present cervical disk herniations. Studies show that chiropractic care can help to restore the cervical lordotic curve, which can benefit patients with cervical disk issues.
Medicine, August 2019
Wellness/Prevention: Beware of Signs of Heat Stroke.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the following signs of heat stroke: body temperature higher than 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 degrees Celsius); hot, red, dry, or damp skin; headache, dizziness, nausea, and confusion; a fast, strong pulse; and loss of consciousness. If you think you or someone else is experiencing heat stroke, call emergency services and move to a cooler place. Do not give them anything to drink.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 2019