Mental Attitude: Criticism and Creativity.
Through field and lab experiments, researchers have observed that negative feedback may help or hinder creativity depending on where the criticism came from. More specifically, the data show that when creative professionals or participants received criticism from a boss or a peer, they tended to become less creative in their subsequent work. However, when an individual received negative feedback from an employee of lower rank, they became more creative.
Academy of Management Journal, April 2019
Health Alert: Poor Fitness and Sleep Apnea.
Using long-term health data concerning 1.5 million Swedish men, researchers have identified an association between poor fitness scores at age 18 and a 30% increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea later in life, even among those who were not obese/overweight.
Journal of Sleep Research, April 2019
Diet: Unhealthy Diet Linked to 1 in 5 Deaths…
A study that included data from nearly 200 countries has linked poor diet quality (particularly diets high in sodium and low in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts and seeds) to nearly 11 million of the 55 million deaths recorded each year worldwide.
The Lancet, April 2019
Exercise: Staying Fit Cuts Heart Attack Risk in Women.
An analysis of data concerning over 13,000 middle-aged Norwegian women whom researchers monitored over a 13-year time period revealed that the most fit women in the study had a 12-25% lower risk for an acute myocardial infarction than the least fit participants.
Journal of the American Heart Association, May 2019
Chiropractic: Sinus Headaches and Neck Pain.
Examinations of 31 patients with self-reported sinus headaches and 30 patients without a history of headaches revealed that neck pain and cervical musculoskeletal dysfunction were common among those with sinus headaches and may be a contributing factor to headaches attributed to sinusitis. The researchers recommend further studies to understand these associations. Chiropractors often treat patients with sinus headaches and accompanying neck pain/dysfunction with a combination of lifestyle advice, manual therapies, and nutrition counseling.
Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, February 2019
Wellness/Prevention: Carbon Monoxide Safety.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas, which can be deadly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that more than 150 people in the United States die each year from CO poisoning. The commission goes on to recommend that consumers do the following: have annual heating system inspections, never use portable generators indoors, never use an oven for heating, install battery-operated CO alarms, and know the symptoms of CO poisoning.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, March 2019