A recently conducted Cambridge study establishes a significant correlation between increased physical activity, decreased sedentary behavior, and an improved quality of life in adults over the age of sixty. The study scrutinized the daily habits of nearly 1,500 adults, revealing that reductions in physical activity or increases in inactive pastimes such as television viewing or reading adversely affect the quality of life.
As humankind forges ahead into an era shaped by modern medicine, the notion of vaccinations is frequently at the heart of global discourse. This essential immunological tool serves as a bulwark against an array of diseases, curbing their progression, and occasionally obliterating them from the face of the earth.
Diabetes mellitus, a name that reverberates through the halls of clinics and hospitals worldwide, has become a common household term, having entrenched itself deeply into our daily dialogues. With global prevalence burgeoning, it remains one of the leading public health concerns. In the vast realm of medicine, few areas have evolved as radically as our understanding of diabetes mellitus.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on global health, with its impact extending far beyond the acute phase of the disease. A recent Swiss study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has shed light on the long-term effects of COVID-19 in unvaccinated individuals, revealing a worrying trend.
In the realm of public health, awareness is a powerful tool. As we navigate through the complexities of the global health landscape, a new threat has emerged, catching many by surprise. This threat is the Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV), a relatively unknown virus that has seen a significant rise in cases recently.
A study published on April 3 in JAMA Pediatrics is thought to be the first to recognize naturally occurring lithium in drinking water as a potential environmental risk factor for autism. “Any contaminants in drinking water that could impact the developing human brain warrant serious investigation,” stated the lead author of the study, Beate Ritz, MD, PhD, a professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
On Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India aims to eliminate Tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global target set for 2030. He made this statement during his address at the One World TB Summit, held at the Rudrakash Convention Centre in Varanasi. In addition, he launched several initiatives, such as the TB-Mukt Panchayat, a nationwide launch of a shorter TB Preventive Treatment (TPT), a family-focused care model for TB, and unveiled India’s Annual TB Report for 2023.
Road noise outside your window, such as roaring engines, blaring horns, and wailing sirens, might be harming your blood pressure. A recent study published on March 22 in JACC: Advances discovered that high blood pressure (hypertension) risk increases due to road traffic noise, independent of air pollution’s effects.
Many young people, especially girls, are at risk of developing eating disorders due to their constant exposure to unrealistic body images on social media platforms such as TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. A recent review of 50 studies from 17 countries revealed that the widespread use of social media, which remains largely unregulated, may contribute to body image concerns and low self-esteem among users, leading to unhealthy eating habits and disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.