Health Alert: One in Five College Students May Misuse Prescription Stimulants.
Questionnaires completed by over 600 students from two universities revealed that 20% had misused a prescription stimulant with the goal of improving academic performance.
Journal of American College Health, September 2021
Diet: Fruit and Veggies Benefit Colorectal Cancer Survivors.
Among a group of 456 colorectal cancer survivors, those with a higher intake of fruit, vegetables, and dietary fiber reported less fatigue, better physical function, and a greater ability to carry out activities of daily living.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, October 2021
Exercise: Sore from Exercise?
Try Some Blackcurrant. Participants who took a daily 300 mg black current extract supplement experienced less muscle inflammation and soreness following strength training exercise.
Nutrients, August 2021
Chiropractic: Conservative Care Offers Benefits to Those with TMD.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are characterized by pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints and associated jaw muscles and facial nerves. A recent study found that manual therapies—such as those provided by doctors of chiropractic—are effective for improving pain, sleep quality, and quality of life in TMD patients.
Cranio, July 2021
Mental Attitude: Marijuana Use Tied to Greater Risk of Mental Health Issues?
A review of health histories of over 80,000 adults revealed that those with a history of regular marijuana use were three times more likely to develop conditions such as depression and anxiety, and they were nearly seven times more likely to develop severe mental illnesses such as psychosis or schizophrenia. The findings suggest it may be advised for healthcare providers to screen patients who recreationally use marijuana for potential mental health disorders.
Psychological Medicine, October 2021
Wellness/Prevention: How to Spot Peripheral Artery Disease.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that is the result of reduced blood flow to the legs. Common PAD symptoms include painful cramping in the hip, thigh, and calf muscles; numbness or weakness in the legs; coldness in the lower legs or feet; a change in leg color; hair loss or slow hair growth on the lower legs; slower toenail growth; shiny skin on the legs; and weak pulsing sensation in the legs. If you are suffering from some of these symptoms, talk with your healthcare provider.
Mayo Clinic, September 2021