Seniors who leave hearing loss untreated may be at an increased risk of depression, according to research conducted by the National Council on the Aging (NCOA). The study surveyed data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, including more than 18,000 adults aged 18 and older.
Obese adolescents who suffer from inadequate levels of sleep may be at an increased risk for heart disease, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and Baylor University. For the study, the researchers followed the development of 37 obese teens between the ages of 11 and 17. They specifically reviewed the physical indicators for heart disease.
Women with higher levels of vitamin D consumption may be at less of a risk for breast cancer, according to research conducted at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal Anticancer Research, surveyed the vitamin D levels of a group of 4,443 breast cancer patients involved in five separate studies.
The move out of very poor neighborhoods may affect boys and girls in different ways, according to a new study from researchers at the Harvard Medical School. Researchers examined data collected on 3,689 children that took part in an intervention to move families out of high-poverty areas. The team followed up with each of the children over the course of four years, evaluating their mental state with the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Those who consume the greatest amounts of meat and cheese may be at an increased risk for cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California. Researchers followed 6,000 adults over the age of 50 for at least eighteen years. They examined through subsets including one that consumed at least twenty percent of their daily calories from proteins.
Children exposed to second-hand smoke are at a higher risk at suffering arterial damage, according to research conducted at the University of Tasmania. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, collected data on 2,401 participants from Finland and 1,3775 people from Australia between the ages of three and 18. The team performed ultrasound scans on the main artery of the subjects, comparing the results between those exposed to second-hand smoke and those unexposed.
Suicide rates among soldiers who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan were much higher than their enlisted, undeployed counterparts, according to research conducted by the U.S. Army. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry, surveyed data on nearly one million soldiers. From 2004 to 2009 the study found that the suicide rate for U.S. soldiers more than doubled, easily surpassing the rate for their civilian counterparts in 2008.
Those suffering with sleep apnea may also be at an increased risk for pneumonia, according to a new study from researchers at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan. Researchers examined health records from 34,000 patients collected as part of Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. They followed up with each of the patients over the course of 11 years.
Hangover symptoms like nausea and headaches are not enough to put off drinkers from drinking off the sickness, according to research conducted at the University of Missouri. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, surveyed 386 young adults in the U.S. The subjects kept drinking journals.
Los Angeles has officially declared a ban on e-cigarette use in public parks, restaurants, workplaces, markets and other public places. In an official statement on the decision Councilmen Mitch O'Farrell and Paul Koretz explained they plan to push for strict regulation on the smoking alternative. "We all know these e-cigarettes are being marketed to kids as a way to get them to take up smoking."
Fruits and vegetables are put to better use in low-income schools, according to research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, comes after the USDA revised its guidelines for school lunches in 2012. The new guidelines required more fruits and veggies leading some to fear that kids would waste the new additions.
Breast cancer survivors who practice yoga regularly may enjoy a higher quality of life than those who do not, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. For the study the researchers examined a group of 191 women with between stage 1 and 3 breast cancer. The women were put in three groups.
Children with televisions in their bedrooms may be statistically more likely to suffer from childhood obesity than those who do not, according to a study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Lebanon, New Hampshire. For the study the researchers reviewed health records from 6,522 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 over the course of 30 years.
Women who go to bars are more likely to be subjected to aggression than their male counterparts, according to research conducted at the University of Toronto. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, found that 90% of aggressive incidents involve men approaching "easy looking" women.
Having an angry outburst may raise the risk of heart attack, according to research conducted at Harvard University. The study, published in the European Journal, notes that high levels of stress create a reaction including increases in heart rate and blood pressure. The team surveyed nine studies conducted from 1966 to 2013 including 4,500 cases of heart attack.