NEW European research has found that when it comes to exercising in our senior years, something is better than nothing for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Carried out by the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the 18-year study looked at 24,502 adults aged 39 to 79 years to compare the association between different levels of physical activity and the risk of cardiovascular disease in elderly to middle-aged individuals.
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Long shifts of on-the-job training, and caring for patients in life-or-death situations, is enough to wear a person down. And it does. Close to one-third of medical residents (doctors out of medical school and in training) experience depression, according to a new study published online in JAMA. The risk starts on the first day of residency training, when the probability that a doctor will become depressed more than quadruples compared to
Vegetarians are at higher risk of suffering from depression, compared to those who eat meat and consume a conventional balanced diet, according to a new study. A Bristol University study of almost 10,000 people from southwestern England discovered that vegetarians were almost twice as likely to develop depression because of vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can negatively impact their mental health. The 350 committed vegetarians who participated in the study
The level of care needed for a burn depends on how extensive the tissue damage is. Minor burns can often be treated at home without seeing a healthcare provider. Burns considered “minor” include first-degree burns and second-degree burns that are no larger than 2 inches in diameter. Immediately evaluate in a medical setting any other type of burn that covers a larger area of the skin. A healthcare provider should
You expect heavy drinkers, smokers and meat-eaters to be more likely to suffer from a heart attack. But, why do people who exercise every day, are vegetarian and non-smokers keep suffering from heart attacks? Sitting on your butt all day at your desk job may be a huge contributor to the rise in diabetes and heart disease. Ronesh Sinha, an internal medicine physician for Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation,