Health Alert: Gestational Diabetes May Raise Obesity Risk in Offspring.
In a recent study, researchers observed that children born to mothers considered at risk for gestational diabetes during pregnancy (geriatric pregnancy, family history of diabetes, overweight before pregnancy, previous birth to child large for gestational age) were three times more likely to be overweight or obese at age seven than the offspring of women with no gestational diabetes risk factors during pregnancy.
Scandinavian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, July 2023
Diet: Limiting Eating to the Start of the Day Can Help Control Blood Sugar Levels.
New research suggests that individuals at risk for diabetes diagnosis can better stabilize and control their blood glucose levels by switching to that early time-restricted feeding, a form of intermittent fasting in which eating is limited to the first 6-8 hours of the day.
Endocrine Society, June 2023
Exercise: Get Moving Quickly After a Concussion to Heal Faster.
A study that monitored outcomes of more than 1,200 college athletes who sustained a mild-traumatic brain injury found that those who engaged in light exercise shortly after their concussion recovered two times faster than their peers who waited more than a week before resuming any form of physical activity.
Sports Medicine, May 2023
Chiropractic: Treatment for Biceps Tendinopathy Shoulder Pain.
A panel of 29 international experts reviewed the available literature on 61 different treatment approaches for biceps tendinopathy shoulder pain, or shoulder pain caused by inflammation of the tendon attached to the long head of the bicep muscle. Both thrust and non-thrust manual therapy received the highest scores from the panel and are often utilized by doctors of chiropractic when managing patients with this form of shoulder pain.
International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, June 2023
Mental Attitude: Suicides Continue to Rise Among Young Americans.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that since 2007, the rate of suicide among 10- to 24-year-old Americans rose by more than 60%, now accounting for about 7,000 deaths a year for individuals in this age group. Researchers note that factors such as isolation, depression, financial problems, and trauma contribute to these trends.
NCHS Data Brief, June 2023
Wellness/Prevention: Hearing Loss is a Sign of More Health Problems.
Using data from a large cohort study that included 4.7 million older adults, researchers found that those with hearing loss had an increased risk for hospitalization, falls, adverse drug reactions, heart attack, stroke, and dementia over the following 14 years than participants without hearing loss.
EClinicalMedicine, June 2023