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  • Data brief from National Center for health statistics under CDC
    Life expectancy reaches ‘record high’
    In 2011, life expectancy had remained the same as it was in 2010 (78.7 years). Has much changed since then? What about the leading causes of death? Have they changed?According to a data brief from the National Center for health statistics (NCHS),...
  • Stress
    Even a little too much stress can be harmful
    There is always a concern that too much stress could lead to illness and premature death. Oregon State University reported on Sept. 10, 2014 that men’s health may be harmed by even small stressors. New research shows that older men who lead...
  • breastfeeding week
    World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7
    This week is world Breastfeeding Week across the globe. It is sponsored and promoted by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). The 2014 theme asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of...
  • Old,Cold,and Lonely
    Cardiovascular mortality due to hot and cold temperatures
    Temperatures influence heart mortality including heart failureStudies have frequently shown that extremely hot weather causes mortality levels to rise. As an example; the heat wave in the summer of 2003 in Western Europe had resulted in 22,000...
  • Obesity and fishbone.
    Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    Mortality due to a wide range of causes especially heart disease, cancer and diabetesObesity (BMI of 30 kg/m or over) increases the risk for numerous adverse health outcomes, including most major chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus,...
  • Drunk man slumped on bar asleep
    Excessive alcohol consumption linked to death among working adults
    Nearly 1 in 10 deaths and over 1 in 10 years due to alcoholExcessive alcohol consumption is a leading cause of premature mortality in the United States. Worldwide, 3.3 million people die every year due to harmful use of alcohol,2 this represent 5...
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    Watching too much TV may cause premature death
    A lot of people think it's a joke to say that spending too much time watching TV can be bad for your health. However, this is no joke and in fact may be a life and death matter. Watching too much TV is actually linked to premature death...
  • Woman holding her head between her hands
    Depression in women increases mortality risk
    Women under 55 with depression double their risk for mortality or heart attackWomen suffer from depression twice as often as men. One out of four women may have depression sometime during their lifetime.Young women with coronary heart disease have...
  • More attention needed on global adolescent health, says WHO
    More attention needed on global adolescent health, says WHO
    The World Health Organization (WHO) says that nations need to do more to address the physical and mental health of their youth. Their report, Health for the world’s adolescents, was released on May 14, 2014.“The world has not paid...
  • Red wine still life
    Resveratrol; All hype not beneficial
    Resveratrol fails to protect against mortality, cancer and heart disease in older adultsResveratrol, a polyphenol found in grapes, red wine, chocolate, and certain berries and roots, is considered to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and...
  • Milk being poured onto bowl of cereal
    Higher fiber intake linked to lower risk of cardiovascular death
    Every 10 grams of fiber lowered risk of mortality by 15%Diet plays an important role in the cause of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease; however, secondary prevention guidelines generally emphasize pharmaceutical management owing to the...
  • Something that makes me happy
    What is it to be happy
    While this author was seeking issues of concern for this article, the prominent story is a Nevada rancher, and his tax anxieties. After researching, the entire story was just too nauseating to discuss: the poor Nevada rancher owes the IRS 1.1...
  • Acup of coffee
    Cirrhosis mortality risk lowered by coffee
    Two or more cups per day had 66% reduction in mortality riskCirrhosis is scarring of the liver caused by many forms of liver diseases and conditions, such as hepatitis and chronic alcohol abuse. Approximately 25,000 Americans die each year from...
  • DIABETES MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTOR & PATIENT
    Diabetes self-management behavior linked to prolonged life expectancy
    Self-management of diabetes also lowers cardiovascular mortalityResearch supports diabetes self-management behavior particularly in the short term however, little is known about the impact of diabetes self-management behavior (SMB) on long-term...
  • Obesity 2014
    What’s new about obesity?
    Prior to 1950, life consisted of small farming and mostly mom and pop businesses. Fresh milk delivered to your door every morning was the norm. Soon after everything started to change; not necessarily for the common good. Industrialized...