A recent study into ways of preventing infections has come up with a promising solution, washing patients with disinfection soaps and lotions at admission. The study published by the New England Journal of Medicine is the largest of its kind to study this increasing situation. To continue to read click here….
Archives for May 2013
Sitting At Work: Why It’s Dangerous And What You Can Do
By now, many of us know the damage we’re doing in sedentary desk jobs. Emerging research shows that sitting for long periods of time contributes to risk of metabolic syndrome, heart attack and stroke risk and overall death risk, among others. Those who sit a great deal also have lower life expectancies, larger bottoms and slower metabolisms.
“Prolonged sitting has been shown to disrupt metabolic function resulting in increased plasma triglyceride levels, decreased levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and decreased insulin sensitivity,” Dr. Hidde van der Ploeg, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydneyâ€™s School of Public Health in Australia, told TIME’s Healthland.
Van der Ploeg and colleagues found that sitting for 11 or more hours per day increased risk of death by 40 percent, regardless of other activity levels.
But given the nature of our work environments, there is often very little that can be done — even Team Healthy Living must sit for most of the 8 to 10 hours we work in the office each day, and we study this stuff. Unfortunately, research shows that extra-curricular trips to the gym — running the mornings before work or hitting up a post-office spin class — can’t undo the effects of a day spent on one’s behind.
That means the only available option is to remake our work environments. How can you avoid the dreaded effects of the insidious office sit-in?
First of all, it’s important to note that standing is no panacea. As Men’s Health reported:
Prolonged standing can lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders, especially in the legs, knees and lower back. While you can stand for as long as it feels comfortable, most experts recommend a 50:50 sit-stand ration.
Chinese Doctors recently reported that 2 of the patients that contracted Bird Flu did not respond well after taking Tamiflu. They had been prescribed steriods as well. To learn more click on the link below.
Scientists have known for years that schizophrenia is often hereditary. Researchers at John Hopkins studied 123 families with a history of schizophrenia. To learn more about their findings, click here….
When Angelina Jolie released the news that she had received a double mastectomy earlier this month, people started weighing the risks versus the cost and discovered that there are other gene mutations that cause breast and other forms of cancer. The test regarding the less common gene mutations are not covered by many insurance carriers. To learn more click here…