Public Health

In The World Capital Of Preterm Births, A Solution From The Candy Aisle

In the last few decades more has been learned about the impact of oral health on the entire human biological system. And more is being done to reduce factors that lead to an estimated 15 million babiesborn prematurely or preterm (defined as delivery before ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2022 - 11:02am

Immune Systems And Ketones Are Working Even When You Are Healthy

Some people believe the immune system is dormant when you are healthy and only kicks into action when a threat is present. Biologically, nature is always trying to kill things, we are just evolved enough to dismiss most without issues, but your immune syst ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2022 - 10:02am

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