Researchers Say They’ve Cracked The Code To Being Happy. After decades of studying and working with tens of thousands of patients, researchers at the Mayo Clinic say they’ve cracked the code to being happy. CBS NewYork, 06/05/2015. (Also see Anxiety and Attitude)
Giving Antibiotics to Infants is Strongly Related to Illness In Adulthood. Illness may appear in adulthood because of antibiotic resistance we develop when doctors prescribe us antibiotics as newborns and infants. Time Healthland, 05/14/2015. (Also see Arthritis Treatments)
Depression Can Double Risk for Stroke — Even When It’s Treated. Depressed people are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular death, and they’re also at greatly increased risk for strokes. Time Healthland, 05/13/2015. (Also see Depression)
The Weird Link Between Celiac Disease and Nerve Damage. People with celiac disease have a 2.5-fold increased risk of developing neuropathy, or nerve damage. Time Healthland, 05/12/2015. (Also see Celiac Disease)
Why Autism Is Different in the Brains of Girls Than in Boys. Understanding what biological differences may be at work can ultimately lead to a better understanding of autism and the best interventions for treatment. Time Healthland, 05/12/2015.
Obesity may increase stroke risk in young adults. Obese young adults may be more likely to have a stroke than people who aren't overweight. Reuters Health, 05/15/2015. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Shift work may promote unhealthy lifestyle. Shift work may lead to a poor diet and too little exercise, accounting for at least some of the increased health risks seen among people who work changing hours or regular overnights. Reuters Health, 05/15/2015.
Hate injections? Holding your breath can make the pain of jabs more bearable. Study found holding breath reduced pain more than slow breathing, but breath has to be held in anticipation of pain, not after pain is felt. Mail Online, 05/14/2015. (Also see Needle Phobia (Trypanophobia))
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