Exercise helps manage hip arthritis pain. Water or land based exercise should provide some short-term benefit in pain management for hip osteoarthritis, though there are few well-designed trials testing it, according to a new review. Reuters Health, 12/11/2015. (Also see Pain Management)
Jury still out on routine skin cancer screening. There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether routine full-body skin cancer screenings are safe or effective, according to new proposed U.S. guidelines aimed at preventing deaths from these malignancies. Reuters Health, 12/11/2015. (Also see Cancer)
Optimism good for your heart, but gratitude, not so much. After surviving a heart attack or severe blockage of blood flow to the heart, optimistic people are more likely to make healthy lifestyle changes and less likely to end up back in the hospital, a U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health, 12/10/2015. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Happiness Doesn’t Bring Good Health, Study Finds. A study following one million middle-aged women in Britain for 10 years, finds that the widely held view that happiness enhances health and longevity is unfounded. New York Times, 12/09/2015. (Also see Coping Strategies)
So Lonely It Hurts. Many chronically lonely people have an overabundance of stress–related cells and weakened immune systems. New York Times, 12/10/2015.
One in Five U.S. Kids Has Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels: Study. One in five Americans kids has unhealthy cholesterol levels, and more than 8 percent have the most worrisome high cholesterol levels, a new survey finds. NBC News, 12/10/2015.
Too much sleep is ‘AS bad for your health as smoking and drinking alcohol’. Sleeping more than nine hours a night — combined with sitting too much during the day and a lack of exercise — can be just as bad for you as smoking and drinking alcohol. Mail Online, 12/12/2015. (Also see Sleep Disorders and Illness)
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