Archive for December, 2008
The global financial crisis has impacted Russia so greatly that Russians are dramatically decreasing their personal alcohol consumption simply because they have much less disposable income. As a result, factories are producing the “Russian national drink”, vodka, much faster than they can sell it. Stockpiles of vodka are 6 times higher than they were this [...]
In a recent study, scientists found associations between tooth loss and/or loss of periodontal attachment (where the ligament is no longer attaching the teeth to the bone) and reduced mental performance. The researchers examined data from the third national Health and Nutrition examination survey, which analyzed 5138 adults ages 28-59 who had completed 2 tests [...]
For the first time ever, the overall cancer incidents and death rates have declined for men and women in the U.S. Not all of the news was good, however. In men the incidence for cancers of the lung, colon, rectum, oral cavity, stomach and prostate fell, but climbed for cancers of the liver, kidney, esophagus, [...]
New research released by Dr. Tien Y. Wong in the Archives of Opthalmology (November issue) suggests that people who lose weight around their middle can decrease their odds of developing age-related macular degeneration. (Age related macular degeneration is one of the primary causes of severe vision loss among elderly people).
Dr. Wong, who followed 12,515 adults [...]
Losing belly fat isn’t the only way to reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome. A study of more than 5000 Illinois adults found that those who got adequate aerobic exercise (at least 30 minutes of moderate activity such as walking on most days of the week) were 85% less likely to have Metabolic Syndrome [...]
Researchers have known for some time that breast feeding helps keep babies from developing respiratory infections. A recent study, which measured the average lung capacity of a child by the volume of air he or she could forcibly exhale, has revealed another benefit: the air exhaled by children who were breast fed for at least [...]