Public Health

Weight Gain Lowers Self-Worth, But Those In Middle Age See It As Inevitable

Though there are examples of fit older men, they are the exception, just as attractive young people are the exception. Yet in youth people just accept that, while in middle age men seem to take it more to heart, lowering their feelings of self-worth. In yo ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2022 - 12:53pm

To Sleep Healthier, You Need Darkness

A small pilot study has concluded that even one night of exposure to moderate room lighting during sleep can impair glucose and cardiovascular regulation. In the experiment, 10 people slept for one night in dim light followed by one night with overhead roo ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2022 - 5:11am

Live Cold, Die Old? Body Temperature Exerts A Greater Effect On Lifespan Than Metabolic Rate

"Live cold, die old" may soon become folk wisdom if a new study holds up in mice is true for people. Most of us have heard some form of the phrase "live fast, die young" and take it to mean reckless behavior leads to premature death. It ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2022 - 6:02am

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Risk

Though nearly everyone recognizes that smoking cigarettes is a known carcinogen, many marijuana users think marijuana smoke is safe. They may not realize it is inhaling the smoke, not that the smoke is from one plant or another, that is the worry. Nicotine ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 1 2022 - 12:35pm

COVID-19 Telemedicine Caused The Racial Gap In Completed Doctor Visits To Disappear

Seeing a doctor can be crucial to managing and preventing chronic disease but there has long been a racial gap in routine visits that can't be explained by racism or income.  Maybe people didn't like like going to the doctor because the COVID-19 ...

Article - News Staff - May 9 2022 - 5:13pm

Was FDA’s Recent Statement On BPA Premature?

A few weeks ago the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) released the results of the largest study ever conducted on bisphenol A (BPA).   The CLARITY Core study was conducted by senior scientists with the U.S. ...

Article - Steve Hentges - May 18 2022 - 12:18pm

5 Food Tips That Could Save Your Life After A Heart Attack

Every ten minutes in Australia someone has a heart attack. For 17% this will be fatal; the rest get a second chance. If you have had a close call, these five food tips will help get your health back on track. ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 2 2022 - 2:41pm

Stop Eating Affordable Vegetables, It’s Just Too Dangerous, Claims Organic Industry Funded Paper

There is some produce advice coming from the activist camp yet again, but what they are selling is rotten. A recent paper senior authored by famed organic industry proponent Dr. Michael N. Antoniou raised an alarm about insecticide and herbicide residues f ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 3 2022 - 6:15pm

Survey Results Show That For Many, Vaping Was A Fad And Not An Addiction

Vaping devices, e.g. the unfortunately named e-cigarettes, were a valuable tool for smoking cessation and harm reduction, with better results in ending smoking than nicotine patches and gums. Then suddenly they were everywhere, a market so large that a tob ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 25 2022 - 3:05pm

Vaping Isn't A Gateway To Smoking But Marijuana May Be A Gateway To Vaping

WNBA star Brittney Griner is in a Russian jail because the laws of the country you enter no matter what country you live in. A visitor to the US with banned substances is going to jail the same way. Yet to many Americans, what she had is no problem. She wa ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2022 - 4:02pm