Colorectal Cancer Increasing Among Young Adults

Colorectal cancer appears to be increasing in younger adults after decades of declining rates. Between 1974 and 2013 colon cancer rates increased by 2.4% each year for adults in their 20s and by 1% among those in the 30s. The increase in the same population for rectal cancer was even greater. It is suspected that…

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Stroke Not Just for the Elderly

If you think strokes are only for the elderly, think again! Researchers have observed that first stroke among patients 20-54 has increased from 12.9% to 18.6% in a decade (P = .002). Although this is an observational study from data in Ohio and Kentucky, it suggests that the younger population is experiencing higher rates. Stroke…

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Alcohol and the Top Three Causes of Teenage Death

Drinking alcohol contributes to the three leading causes of death among persons aged 12–20 years: unintentional injury, homicide and suicide.PositiveTip: Avoid all alcoholic beverages, they adversely affect mental reasoning, a root cause of these three causes of death. 

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Don’t Mix Alcohol and Energy Drinks

The common practice among youth and young adults of mixing energy drinks with alcoholic beverages increases the risk of binge drinking by 300 per cent. It also doubles the risk of being taken advantage of sexually, of taking sexual advantage of someone else, and doubles the likelihood of riding with a driver under the influence.PositiveTip:…

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Lack of Sleep in Teens and Young Adults

Teens and young adults who don't get adequate sleep are at higher risk for automobile crashes, poor grades and performance in school, depressed moods, and problems with peer and adult relationships.PositiveTip: Take sleep seriously, set regular times for going to sleep and waking up, and get 7-8 hours of sleep a night. 

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