Health Alert: Complications During Pregnancy Increase Future Risk of Preterm Delivery.
An analysis of data on both the first and second pregnancies of over 300,000 Norwegian women revealed that the risk of preterm birth in their second pregnancy was two times greater among women who experienced a complication during their first pregnancy such as preeclampsia placental abruption, stillbirth, neonatal death, and low birth weight for gestational age. Researchers hope the findings will help healthcare providers identify those at increased risk of preterm delivery.
BMJ, April 2020
Diet: Food Choices May Affect Liver Cancer Risk.
A diet low in fruits, leafy vegetables, and fish may be associated with an increased risk for hepatocellular carcinoma.
PLOS One, April 2020
Exercise: Walking Offers Many Health Benefits.
Walking is a great weight-bearing exercise associated with the following benefits: increased cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness; reduced risk of heart disease and stroke; improved management of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes; stronger bones; improved balance; increased muscle strength and endurance, and reduced body fat.
Department of Health & Human Services (Australia), May 2020
Chiropractic: Conservative Care Can Reduce Need for CTS Surgery.
Among a group of 150 patients on a waiting list for carpal tunnel release surgery, researchers observed that participants who performed tendon gliding exercises for six weeks were about 25% more likely to cancel their procedure within the following six months. Doctors of chiropractic often incorporate tendon gliding exercises in their treatment recommendations for carpal tunnel syndrome patients in addition to nutritional recommendations and manual therapies to relieve pressure on the median nerve at the wrist and elsewhere along its course.
Journal of Physiotherapy, April 2020
Mental Attitude: Early School Start Time Affects Attendance.
New research suggests that high school students who start school at 7:25 a.m. are more likely to miss school or arrive late for their first class than students who begin the day at 8:50 a.m.
Economics of Education Review, June 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Protect Yourself from the Sun to Prevent Skin Cancer.
The American Academy of Dermatology reports that many Americans don’t take proper precautions to protect themselves from the sun. To reduce the risk for skin cancer, the academy recommends the following: seek shade when the sun’s rays are the strongest, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; wear sun-protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses; use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a sun-protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher on all skin not covered by clothing.
American Academy of Dermatology, April 2020