Health Alert: Blood Infections Tied to Colon Cancer Risk.
An analysis of health data concerning over two million adults found evidence that blood infections from anaerobic bacteria such as Clostridium septicum may be associated with an increased risk for developing colon cancer in the near future. The findings suggest that healthcare providers should screen patients for colon cancer if they have recently been diagnosed with a blood infection caused by anaerobic bacteria.
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, April 2020
Diet: Low-Fiber Diet May Increase Asthma Risk.
Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers have identified an association between low fiber intake and an elevated risk for asthma-related symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and excess phlegm production.
Annals of the American Thoracic Society, May 2020
To reduce the risk of overtraining, researchers recommend spending no more than 9% of total exercise time each week at an intensity greater than 90% of maximum heart rate.
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, February 2020
Chiropractic: Old and Young May Experience Different Whiplash Symptoms.
Examinations of 27 seniors and 32 young adults who had recently been diagnosed with a whiplash injury following a motor vehicle collision revealed that dizziness is a more common symptom among older whiplash patients, and younger individuals are more likely to report neck pain.
American Journal of Otolaryngology, April 2020
Mental Attitude: Kids Intuitive About Parental Stress.
New research indicates that attempting to suppress emotions can lead a parent and their child to become cold and less engaged with one another. Researcher Dr. Sara Waters writes, “That makes sense for a parent distracted by trying to keep their stress hidden, but the kids very quickly changed their behavior to match the parent… So if you’re stressed and just say, ‘Oh, I’m fine’, that only makes you less available to your child. We found that the kids picked up on that and reciprocated, which becomes a self-fulfilling dynamic.”
Journal of Family Psychology, April 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Cancer Prevention Tips.
The American Dietetic Association recommends the following to reduce one’s cancer risk: become leaner; get at least 30 minutes of exercise daily; avoid sugary drinks; limit consumption of high-calorie foods; eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes; limit consumption of red meat and avoid processed meat; limit your daily intake of alcohol; and limit consumption of salty and processed foods.
American Dietetic Association, April 2020