Mindful coffee consumption may help reduce sugar intake. People who’d like to reduce their daily calories without restrictive dieting should consider taking their coffee with little or no sugar – and savoring the beverage might help in that regard, researchers suggest. Reuters Health, 08/22/2017. (Also see Food Guide for Autoimmune Disease and Illnesses)
Spouse hostility may worsen chronic low back pain. People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study. Reuters Health, 08/18/2017. (Also see Pain Management)
Eating disorders linked to history of theft. Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study. Reuters Health, 08/18/2017.
More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer. Now a new study has found that younger Americans are dying of colorectal cancer at slightly higher rates than in previous decades, and no one really knows why. New York Times, 08/22/2017. (Also see Cancer)
Can You Sweat Out Toxins? It’s unclear whether the minuscule amounts of toxins that can be measured in sweat actually indicate a health concern. New York Times, 08/18/2017.
Ear infections dropped after this vaccine hit the market. Rates of ear infections have fallen sharply since two new vaccines hit the market, researchers reported. Health Today, 08/07/2017. (Also see Autoimmune Ear Diseases)
What are 'depression naps' and are they a sign of trouble? A variety of studies indicate that between 65 to 90 percent of adult patients with major depression experience some type of sleep problem. Health Today, 08/11/2017. (Also see Depression and Sleep Disorders)
How to beat health problems no one likes to talk about. When it comes to digestive troubles we’re remarkably shy, with more than 40 per cent of people never discussing their symptoms with a doctor. Mail Online, 08/22/2017. (Also see Gastrointestinal Involvement)
Statins could help to fight infectious diseases such as typhoid as well as lower cholesterol, reveals new research. Statins are given to patients to lower cholesterol to avoid heart and brain attacks and a study finds the drug could protect against the bacteria which causes typhoid. Mail Online, 08/22/2017. (Also see Statins)
Blood tests can mislead in treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism. Two of the most commonly performed blood tests can be misleading, resulting in people either being treated for a condition they do not have or, conversely, not being treated for one they do. The Telegraph, 08/22/2017. (Also see Graves' Disease)
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