Health Alert: Cancers on the Rise among Young Adults.
Researchers report that successive generations are developing cancer earlier in life than their predecessors, such as cancer of the breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, liver, and pancreas. Investigators attribute this change to trends over time associated with worsening diet quality, increased sedentary time, increased obesity prevalence, environmental exposures, and alteration of the gut microbiome.
Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, September 2022
Diet: You Can Reduce Your Hunger By Front-Loading Calories in the Morning.
An experiment involving 16 men and 14 women found that participants felt more satiated throughout the day when they consumed a large breakfast (reducing their risk for snacking) than when dinner was their most calorie-rich meal.
Cell Metabolism, September 2022
Exercise: More Physical Activity, Less Social Media.
In a recent study that included 642 adults, researchers observed that participants who replaced 30 minutes a day of social media use with physical activity of any intensity for just two weeks had improved satisfaction with their life that was not observed in those who maintained their usual physical activity levels and social media usage.
Journal of Public Health, September 2022
Chiropractic: Keep the Wrist Neutral When Using Power Tools.
According to a recent study, using power tools with a non-neutral wrist position can increase pressure on the median nerve, elevating one’s risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. The findings highlight the importance of avoiding prolonged flexed and extended wrist postures when carrying out work and leisure activities.
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, September 2022
Mental Attitude: Digital Self Harm?
A survey of nearly 5,000 adolescents revealed that 9% had anonymously posted negative comments about themselves on their social media posts. Further analysis show that such individuals were five times more likely to have contemplated suicide. Researcher Dr. Robin Kowalski explains, “People who commit suicide feel that the world would be better off without them, [and] that they are a burden to others… Putting negative information about oneself online and potentially receiving validation for that is a way to confirm that one doesn’t belong in this world.”
Child and Adolescent Mental Health, July 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Feel Refreshed in the Morning.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends the following to help you feel alert in the morning without needing a caffeine boost: avoid alcohol before bedtime, which can affect sleep; set a sleep schedule by waking and going to sleep at the same time every day; set your alarm for the time you actually need to wake up; open your curtains to let in natural sunlight as soon as you wake; exercise on a daily basis; and eat a nutritious and balanced breakfast.
National Sleep Foundation, September 2022