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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.

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