In an effort to save half a million lives each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 14, 2018, urged developing nations to follow the lead of affluent countries and eliminate man-made trans fatty acids from their food supplies. By taking six specific steps, officials from the United Nations’ health agency said countries could reduce a tidal wave of heart disease and strokes that results in more than 500,000
The “commonly held” notion that pregnancy is a cause of long-term weight gain has been challenged by new research, which suggests unemployment and depression are instead likely factors. A study from the University of Canberra tracked the weight of 8,000 young women over 15 years, comparing the results of those who became mothers with those who did not. “The common perception in laypeople, but also researchers, is that pregnancy probably
A study of nearly half-a-million people has uncovered 30 new genes linked to depression, tripling the number known to play a role in the debilitating disease. The same enlarged basket of depression genes also underpins other psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. “This is a game changer,” said Patrick Sullivan, director of the Center for Psychiatric Genomics at the University of North Carolina and co-leader of the research. The findings, published
Back pain is a leading cause of missed work. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, nearly all adults suffer from some form of back pain in their lives. As reported by The American Chiropractic Association, Americans shell out upwards of $50 billion a year to treat various forms of back pain. Inflammatory back pain happens when the joints in the spine become inflamed. The sacroiliac joints
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The type of colon polyp that’s spotted during a colonoscopy may help predict the likelihood of colon cancer, new research shows. These polyps — also called adenomas — can be labeled advanced or non-advanced, explained researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their study of almost 16,000 patients who underwent colonoscopy found that the long-term risk for colon cancer was 2.5
Whether it’s the risk of heart attack, deficiencies of nutrients, or thyroid function, your hands can provide a variety of clues about your health. Sometimes, all you need to do is look down at your own hands for clues about your health. Your palms, skin texture, fingernails, sweat glands, and pigment can help predict potential deficiencies and conditions. Here are seven of them you can look for right now: 1.