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Plant-based Diets Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Severity

Researchers surveyed frontline healthcare workers (HCW) from six countries in mid-2020. Each HCW was exposed to many COVID-19 patients. All participants (2884) provided demographic and dietary pattern information, and COVID-19 outcomes (568 cases). Those who reported following a “plant-based diet”...

Global Study Finds Overwork Kills

Researchers compared people who work more than 55 hours weekly to those adhering to the widely accepted 35-40 weekly hours. They estimated a 35% higher risk of stroke and 17% higher risk of death from heart disease in those who...

Heavy Coffee Drinking Reduces Brain Volume

One of the most popular drinks around the world is coffee. Researchers in Australia assessed the effects of coffee consumption, brain volume measurements, and the risk of dementia and stroke. It was a large study with 17,700 participants. Participants were...

The Sad Secondary Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is now estimated that from March 2020 through April 2021 over 1.5 million children globally experienced at least one primary or secondary caregiver death. This group continues to grow as the pandemic progresses. Not only parents, but grandparents play a...

Adolescent Loneliness Increasing

Adolescent psychological well-being around the world began to decrease with the rise in the use of smartphones and internet use. Researchers reported on an international study of over one million adolescents between 2012 and 2018. They found school loneliness had...

Alcohol Associated with 740,000+ New Cases of Cancer in 2020 Alone

Everyone knows smoking cigarettes is linked with lung cancer, but few recognize drinking alcohol significantly increases the risk of cancer. Research has now found that 4.1% of all newly diagnosed cases of esophageal, mouth, larynx, colon, rectum, liver and breast...

Processed and Fried Foods Increase Risk of IBD

Many individuals suffer from some type of inflammatory bowel disease. A large international study of over 116,000 participants found the consumption of ultra-processed and fried foods increased the risk of this common problem. Consuming more than five servings of ultra-processed...

A Simple Way to Lower Added Sugar

One of the easiest ways of getting more than a days worth of added sugar is to order a restaurant soft drink--even a small size! Researchers for Center for Science in the Public Interest examined levels of added sugar in...

Healthy Habits to Practice When Working from Home

If you are still working from home, take advantage of the opportunity to practice healthy habits. There is no excuse! The American Institute of Cancer Research suggests the following key activities: Make a standing desk yourself.Walk while you work--especially during...

A Healthy Waist Circumference Reduces Risk of Dementia

A large study of more than 872,000 Koreans discovered a strong relationship between waist circumference and risk of dementia. After controlling for many factors, researchers found a stepwise increased risk of dementia in both men and women as their waist...

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