Health Alert: Green Spaces May Lower Risk for Several Cancers.
According to a study that monitored 144,427 adults who resided in the same city for 20 years, those who lived in neighborhoods with more greenery had a lower risk for cancer of the lung, bladder, breast, prostate, and skin. The findings suggest that increasing the amount of green space in urban environments could reduce the overall incidence of several cancers.
Environmental Research, September 2022
Diet: Eat More Fruit, Vegetables, and Beans!
Assessments of over 1,800 middle-aged and older adults revealed that a low intake of fruit, vegetables, and legumes is associated with a nearly two-times increased risk for being overweight or obese.
Medicine, July 2022
Exercise: Most Teens Don’t Get Enough Exercise.
An analysis of survey data completed by over 360,000 high school students found that 75% failed to meet late adolescent fitness guidelines recommendations of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a day.
Journal of Adolescence, June 2022
Chiropractic: Multimodal Approach Best for Chronic Low Back Pain.
Among a group of 69 adults with chronic low back pain, those who received a multimodal treatment plan that included manual therapies, specific exercises, and patient education—an approach often used by doctors of chiropractic—experienced greater improvements in pain and disability than participants provided with only patient education or patient education combined with manual therapy.
Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, July 2022
Mental Attitude: Cyberbullying May Be Worse Than Offline Bullying.
Questionnaires completed by nearly 10,000 10- to 13-year-old children revealed that those subjected to bullying online were more likely to have suicidal thoughts than their peers who are victims of offline bullying. Senior study author Dr. Ran Barzilay writes, “At a time when young adolescents are spending more time online than ever before, this study underscores the negative impact that bullying in the virtual space can have on its targets.”
JAMA Network Open, June 2022
Wellness/Prevention: How to Manage Pet Allergies.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recommends the following for individuals with a pet allergy: limit time spent around pets; use a nasal spray, an antihistamine, or bronchodilator, as directed by your allergist; talk to your doctor about additional treatment options; avoid letting pets into your bedroom; wash your hands immediately after touching pets; bathe pets weekly; and use a high-efficiency vacuum or HEPA air filter at home to reduce allergens.
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, June 2022