California’s Black and Hispanic communities may be falling further behind whites in the quality of care they receive for heart attacks, despite recent medical efforts aimed at improving the standards of care for these populations, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. In response to ongoing health disparities, emergency management
We may wish some memories could last a lifetime, but many physical and emotional factors can negatively impact our ability to retain information throughout life. A new study published in the journal Psychological Science found that people who feel enthusiastic and cheerful—what psychologists call “positive affect”—are less likely to experience memory decline as they age.
In the fight against the novel Coronavirus, a vaccine is considered to be crucial. But the population would benefit from this also? While in April 2020, 70 percent of the people in Germany were willing to be vaccinated, the number dropped in June to 61 percent. Many people are particularly concerned with possible side effects.
We won’t lie — when it comes to our summer sippers, we like wines that are served ice cold, slightly sweet, and won’t break the bank. You don’t want to put a fancy, expensive bottle in a glass with a few ice cubes, but honestly, sometimes nothing hits the spot like a slightly-sweet and super
Women who are unhappy with their breasts are far less likely to check them for potentially dangerous lumps and changes, according to a new study by Angela Ruskin University. The study – that looked at 18,000 women across 40 countries – also revealed that women in Britain are most likely to be unsatisfied with the
Portia Smith’s most vivid memories of her daughter’s first year are of tears. Not the baby’s. Her own. “I would just hold her and cry all day,” Smith said. At 18, Smith was caring for two children, 4-year-old Kelaiah and newborn Nelly, with little help from the partner in her abusive relationship. The circumstances were
Only about 6 in 10 lung cancer patients in the United States receive the minimal lung cancer treatments recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “Disparities in Receiving Guideline-Concordant Treatment for Lung Cancer in the United States,” Erik F.
We are an aging population. Demographic projections predict the largest population growth will be in the oldest age group—one study predicted a doubling of people age 65 and over between 2012 and 2050. Understanding aging and prolonging healthy years is thus becoming increasingly important. For Michele Diaz, Ph.D., of Pennsylvania State University, understanding aging is
More than 3 million kids are hospitalized in the United States every year. Whether it’s for a planned test or surgery or an injury or other emergency, knowing how to be involved in your child’s care can help you get through what’s often a stressful event. The single most important thing you can do is
Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new study suggests. Based on results from more than 2000 primary-age schoolchildren from across London, the researchers found that walking or cycling to school is a strong predictor of
Stoners are known for eating frozen pizza rolls and other questionable snacks when they get high. Naturally, you’d think all those empty calories could cause weight problems, but a new study says that isn’t the case. People who regularly smoke weed are less likely to be overweight or obese compared to those who abstain, according
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 — Americans in states with the highest obesity rates are less likely to have weight-loss surgery, researchers say. Why? “None of the states with the five highest obesity rates crack the top 20 in terms of bariatric [weight-loss] surgery, and all but one are in the bottom 10 in terms of
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients with a history of cancer are less likely to see a cardiologist or fill anticoagulant prescriptions compared with AFib patients who never had cancer, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. By not filling and taking prescribed medication, these patients are potentially putting themselves at
Only one in 20 US children in the study met the full recommended guidelines on recreational screen time, physical activity and sleep. Limiting recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, and having sufficient sleep and physical activity is associated with improved cognition, compared with not meeting any recommendations, according to an observational
Older adults at risk for falls are less likely to suffer fall-related hospitalizations when they have a “fall plan of care,” according to new research featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State University at New York. Older adult falls pose a growing burden on the U.S. healthcare system. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Stopping
Even in cases where a rape has clearly taken place, traditional beliefs and assumptions about masculinity can cause both witnesses and victims to be uncertain about reporting it, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University at New York. In a study exploring possible reasons for the underreporting of rape, researchers at Binghamton
Middle-aged men who sleep five hours or less per night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event during the following two decades than men who sleep seven to eight hours, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018. Study author Ms Moa Bengtsson, of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, said: “For
Children of mothers who follow a healthy lifestyle have a substantially lower risk of developing obesity than children of mothers who don’t make healthy lifestyle choices, finds a study published in The BMJ. The findings show that risk was lowest among children whose mothers maintained a healthy weight, exercised regularly, did not smoke, ate a
(HealthDay)—The obesity epidemic among American teens is being fed by a waning desire to lose weight, a new report suggests. Among many adolescents, being overweight or obese may increasingly seem “normal,” so they don’t feel the urgency to shed pounds, some researchers believe. “The findings are very worrisome, since adolescence is the best life stage
As far as yogurt consumers go, I’m a big one. Early-onset osteoporosis runs in my family, but since I don’t eat a lot of cheese or milk, I make a point to have at least one serving of yogurt every day, if not two, to make sure I’m getting plenty of calcium. But recently, I