Health Alert: Oil & Gas Wells Linked to Low Infant Birth Weight.
An analysis of nearly 3 million pregnancy outcomes from women living within six miles of an oil or gas well revealed that living within less than a mile of these types of wells is associated with a 40% increased risk for low birth weight.
Environmental Health Perspectives, June 2020
Diet: Warning Labels Could Reduce Soda Consumption.
A review of findings from 23 published studies suggests that adding health warning labels to soft drink packaging could reduce sugary drink intake. Study leader Dr. Anna Grummon writes, “Our findings suggest that sugary drink warnings help consumers better understand products’ healthfulness and encourage consumers to make healthier choices about what drinks to buy… These results highlight the potential usefulness of sugary drink warning policies in both informing consumers and reducing consumption of unhealthy beverages like sodas, energy drinks and fruit-flavored drinks.”
American Society for Nutrition, May 2020
Exercise: Exercise Helps College Students Be More Resilient.
University students who regularly exercise are less likely to be affected by depression, anxiety, or stress than their less active peers.
Frontiers in Psychology, May 2020
Chiropractic: Car Accidents and Back Pain.
A systematic research review discovered that individuals involved in a motor vehicle collision may be more likely to develop back pain in the future than those who have not been in a car accident. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to evaluate and effectively treat musculoskeletal injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents.
Accident Analysis & Prevention, May 2020
Mental Attitude: Noise, Air Pollution, and Alzheimer’s.
New research suggests that frequent exposure to elevated noise and carbon monoxide levels may lead to increased oxidative stress in the body, which may raise the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Medical Gas Research, June 2020
Wellness/Prevention: How to Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk.
The American Cancer Society offers the following tips to reduce colorectal cancer risk: eat more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; limit intake of red and processed meats; get the recommended levels of calcium and vitamin D; avoid obesity and weight gain around the midsection; don’t smoke; and limit alcohol consumption.
American Cancer Society, June 2020