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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...

More Time at Home=More Weight Gain!

How did you do during the pandemic? Did you use some of that extra time at home to walk more and eat less? Unfortunately, researchers found people do not move as much during lockdowns--and they tend to eat more. A...

Banned Ingredients Found in Health Supplements

Seventeen brands of over-the-counter dietary supplements were analyzed by a group of international researchers. These weight loss and sports supplements were found to contain a surprising mixture of banned and unapproved stimulants. Each specimen was purchased online, and selected because...

Alcohol Use While Breastfeeding

An Australian observational study followed more than 5000 children from infancy to 11 years old--approximately 4700 were ever breast fed. Infants whose mothers drank alcohol while breast-feeding had lower cognitive scores by age 6. These differences were no longer significant by age...

Multivitamins Not Effective for Reducing Heart Disease

A large meta-analysis of over 2 million adults with a mean follow-up of 12 years found taking a daily multivitamin supplement was not associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, or heart disease. PositiveTip: Eating a healthy diet that varies from day-day-day...

Obesity Risk Tied to Mother’s Lifestyle Choices

An observational study of nearly 25,000 children whose mothers adhered to five healthy lifestyle factors were found to have a 75% lower risk for obesity when compared to children of mothers who did not adhere to any of these habits.  The...

Cancer Risks Higher for Flight Attendants

The glamour of being a flight attendant may wear thin as more research uncovers health risks. Scientists compared the self-reported cancer diagnosis from a group of over 4000 flight attendants with a similar contemporary control group. The flight attendants had a higher...

Moderate Alcohol Use Linked to High Blood Pressure

A large meta-analysis of over 360,000 adults and 90,000 newly diagnosed hypertensives found that men who averaged 1-2 alcoholic drinks per day had an increased risk for high blood pressure (RR 1.2). As their alcohol intake increased, so did their...

NIH Pulls Funding on Alcohol Study

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has withdrawn funding for the Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health Trial (MACH15) because of a possible pro-alcohol primary endpoint and inadequate attention to alcohol hazards like some cancers. Industry funding was also solicited by NIH employees in...

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