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Archive for September, 2016

Baby boys more likely to cause pregnancy problems

Sep
29

Date: September 29th, 2016

Researchers analyzed over half a million births in Australia to which they concluded that the gender of the baby can be directly associated with the health of the mother and the child. Doctor Petra Verburg from the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide in Australia said that pregnancy complications and a baby’s sex are directly proportional. Baby boys stand a higher chance of being born earlier, opening avenues for health problems in their infant life. Similarly, women pregnant with boys had bigger risk of suffering from gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) and serious high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) when about to deliver.

Mediterranean diet may lengthen your lifespan

Sep
27

Date: September 27th, 2016

Research conducted on individuals of 65 years and older indicated that subjects who had the highest consumption of fish, vegetable and fruit had a lower risk of death. Moreover, the female subjects were found to benefit more from the consumption of olive oil. According to the findings, the Mediterranean diet was shown to benefit people from various demographics. Prior studies have indicated that it is more beneficial when prepared from fresh produce that has low saturation of fats, meats and added sugar.

The Depth & Rate of Chest Compressions in CPR

Sep
25

Date: September 25th, 2016

Depth of Compressions

During CPR, the rescuer performs chest compressions with their hands, and they use their mouths to push air into the victim’s lungs. How deep the chest compressions make a big difference in the survival rate for the victim. Each chest compression needs to be 5.5 centimeters or less to be the most effective. Compressions that are deeper than 5.5 centimeters possibly cause collaterals damages to other internal organs and impede the survival of the patient.

Lifestyle Counseling for Elderly Cognitive Function

Sep
24

Date: September 24th, 2016

Risk Factors for Age-related Dementia

The elderly people who have a high body mass index and suffer from poor heart health are at an increased risk of developing dementia. Proper diet, exercising, brain fitness exercises, and lifestyle changes can help to lower the risk of dementia in the elderly patient.

The Study Group

1,260 people from Finland took part in the study. Each person was between the ages of 60 and 77 and was thought to have a higher than average possibility of developing dementia as they grew older.

A Plant Based Diet Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Sep
23

Date: September 23rd, 2016

The Study on Dietary Habits

European researchers looked at the dietary habits of more than 450,000 people and they concluded that the people who had diets that consisted of 70% whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, nuts, and fresh vegetables had a twenty percent lower risk of developing heart disease.
Of the people that ate the higher vegetable diet, the overall weight was lower than the weights of people who ate diets containing more meat and fewer vegetables.

Heavy Use of Marijuana may Alter Brain Development

Sep
22

Date: September 22nd, 2016

The Hippocampus

The hippocampus is a brain portion that plays a large role in the mammals that have them. The hippocampus is shaped like a seahorse. There are two of these in each mammal brain. On each side of the brain, there is a hippocampus.
The hippocampus is a part of the limbic system. They act to help short term memories make the transition into long term memories.
The hippocampus are located beneath the cerebral cortex in humans.

When people experience extensive hippocampus damage, they stand a chance of losing the ability to retain existing memories or be able to make any new memories.

Raising the Legal Age to Buy Tobacco will save Lives

Sep
21

Date: September 21st, 2016

Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco

In the majority of states, a person that is 18 years of age can buy tobacco legally. In Alabama, Utah, New Jersey, and Alaska, people must be 21 years of age to purchase tobacco products.

Statistics on Smokers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bout 18% of the adult population use cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and cigars. That equals about 42 million people in the United States.
According to the data available to the Attorney General this means that about 5.6 million people will die prematurely from tobacco related diseases.
The majority of smokers, roughly 95% of them began to smoke before they reach the age of 21.

Hidden causes of Depression

Sep
20

Date: September 20th, 2016

Depression

Depression is a mental and physical illness. People who are depressed to respond by not being physically active, they are tired and fatigued, they have headaches, sleep disorders, a change in bowel habits, a lack of appetite, and they are uninterested in life. The condition of depression can cause more health concerns like heart conditions, and strokes.
Depression can be caused by medical conditions, medicines you might be taking, hormone imbalances, the loss of a loved one, or a catastrophic event occurring in your life.

What Lies do People tell their Doctors?

Sep
19

Date: September 19th, 2016

Telling a white lie to your doctor

Every small detail matter when you are talking about your health. Your doctor cannot diagnose your condition, or the severity of your condition, if they do not have all of the information you have. One small detail might mean the differences between an early detection of an as life-threatening condition, and death.

Examining the Health Benefits of Red Wine

Sep
18

Date: September 18th, 2016

How can red Wine be Good for You?

The biggest reason that red wine is said to be good for you is the antioxidants found in it. These antioxidants are known as polyphenols. Polyphenols help to protect your cells so that they can resist diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Red wine gets its polyphenols from the colored skins of the grapes used to make the wine. That is why red wine is said to have so many health benefits, while white wine does not have the same benefits.
Some of the benefits that have been associated with red wine are: