Thursday, May 30, 2019

The secret of couples who last is humor

Have you been in a relationship for a long time, and feel like you're struggling with your other half for trifles?  Do not be discouraged: a second honeymoon awaits you .
This is highlighted by a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and published in the journal Emotion. 

Eating a lot of fiber protects from all diseases

It's a good, easy habit to take. Consuming a lot of dietary fiber protects from all diseases, and therefore significantly increases life expectancy, according to a gigantic synthesis of Lancet studies on the subject.

New recommendations for a better lifestyle : overweight

More than half of people are overweight or obese: it is time to change our habits. The organization issues a series of recommendations on diet, physical activity and physical inactivity to help people make better choices. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Small variety and more nutrition

With the improvement of living standards, people are paying more and more attention to health, especially the elderly love to watch health programs, but they are often easy to understand mistakes or go to extremes. For example, some people are afraid of high blood sugar, do not eat staple food or only eat coarse grains. The first article of the "Chinese Dietary Guidelines" is "diversified food, cereal-based", and provides guidance for the choice of staple food. How can the three meals on that day be combined with the thickness to be delicious and healthy?

Is it dangerous to squeeze?

Everyone has this kind of experience. When we were young, we suddenly had a bag on the top of the lips or on the nose, and then formed a white-headed pustule. This is the face, it’s too ugly, the hand squeezed, broke, and the pus flowed out. It’s over. There is one more there, and then squeeze.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

1 in 3 women with gestational diabetes is not screened

Screening for gestational diabetes follows a selective mode according to several criteria. It is intended for women with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25 kg / m2, an age of 35 years or older, a family history of diabetes, a personal history of gestational diabetes, or a child macrosome. But this selective screening would let women fall through the cracks ... Almost a third of cases according to a French team at the Jean Verdier hospital in Bondy.

Smoking: Smoking cessation before age 40 saves 10 years

"The number of female deaths from lung cancer has increased by almost 6% per year since the beginning of the 2000s. This cancer is becoming more deadly than breast cancer and yet there is little mobilization for its prevention. As if we thought that finally, these women have looked for it since they smoked! "Says Professor Xavier Quantin, pneumo-oncologist at Montpellier University Hospital.

The age of the first pregnancy decreases with the level of study

In the 1960s, women made their first child at age 24. In 2010, they do so four years later, according to the latest INSEE report (1). And for the next ones, here too, the mothers are older at the birth of their offspring. Regardless of the child's rank, the average age of mothers is 30 years old.

Night work hurts women

Night work is a risk factor for breast cancer, as are certain genetic mutations, late age at first pregnancy, and hormonal treatments. In any case, this is what Inserm researchers have just shown in a major population survey on the impact of night work on women's health carried out between 2005 and 2008.  

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lack of sleep prevents us from digesting our negative emotions

It has long been known that quality sleep is essential for good healthIn addition to allowing us to "recharge our batteries", sleep would allow us to assimilate the events of our day  to move on, to consolidate our memory , but also to keep our brain at its best. But what happens in the brains of people who do not sleep or little? 

E.Coli: Children under 5 must not consume raw milk

In order to avoid E. coli contamination, "children under five must not consume raw milk cheese or raw milk," says the Ministry of Agriculture. "Beyond, the risk still exists but it is still decreasing, children are still better protected beyond five years," said AFP Marie-Pierre Donguy, head of the mission of health emergencies.

Why you should stop high protein drinks

Do you subscribe to the gym and want to gain muscleYou may be tempted by drinks and high-protein bars, star products of influencers on social networks . Be careful, because a new study, published in the journal Nature Metabolism , shows what the negative side effects may be.

Premature babies are more likely to suffer from kidney disease

Premature births are important risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adulthood, according to a Swedish study published by the BMJ . 

High rates of premature birth (currently 10% in the United States and 5-8% in Europe) and improved infant survival have created a new category of population with specific biological characteristics.

Monday, May 6, 2019

How the stress of exams drives students to eat junk food

Millions of students around the world are preparing to take their final exams. And that says period of revision says period of intense stress. Stress often manifested by uncontrollable cravings for fatty or sugary foods. We suspected it but researchers have just proved it.

Playing sports would promote memory

It is well known, sport has multiple health benefitsAccording to a study, doing exercise once a week would affect the way our brain accesses memories.
In 2013, the University of Maryland (USA) had already worked on sports and memory . After three months of study, scientists had discovered that 12 weeks of treadmill changed the way participants' brains functioned. 

Vitamin D: be careful, excess can cause kidney failure

Beware of the abuse of  food supplements  ! The case of a patient reported in  the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association (CMAJ)  warns us about the over consumption of vitamin D food supplements . If the latter is essential for good absorption of calcium and phosphorus, thus ensuring good bone mineralization , the thresholds defining a deficiency are very low. Beware then over consumption:

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Cold and sport: pay attention to physical exercise in winter

Snow, ice, negative temperatures, as every year at this time, a cold wave arrives. This icy weather encourages people to stay at home and wait for spring and the return of more favorable temperatures to resume the sport. With the added winter fatigue, it's difficult to motivate yourself to play sports, especially outdoors.
However, practicing physical activity in cold weather is possible. This requires, however, to be well prepared and well equipped ... and pay attention to ice sheets, especially for cyclists. 

New recommendations for a better lifestyle

More than half of French people are overweight or obese: for Public Health, it is time to change our habits. The organization issues a series of recommendations on diet, physical activity and physical inactivity to help people make better choices. 

Towards a healthier diet 

These recommendations are the result of the analysis, by Public Health, of data collected in particular during the national study of Health on the Environment, Biomonitoring, Physical Activity and Nutrition (Esteban study) conducted in 2016.

Sleep disorders: to be rocked makes you sleep better

Do like babies , get rocked! According to Swiss research, this improves the quality of sleep and its duration, whatever the age. In 2011, a study already showed the interest of rocking during a nap. If it allows to fall asleep faster and more deeply, this time, the researchers were interested in its effects on a full night. Led by the University of Geneva (Unige) and the University of Lausanne (Unil), the work was published in the journal Current Biology. 

Hypertension: 30 minutes of walking a day help to lower blood pressure

30 minutes of exercise in the morning lowers blood pressure for the rest of the day, especially for men or women of advanced and overweight age. This result, based on new research , can be further improved if patients take frequent breaks during their workday.

Smile can really make people happier

It illuminates our features, makes our face shine and can transform our attitude. It's a fact: the smile is the most recognizable and communicative facial expression.
The smile also has a "magic" power: that of making us happy. It is in any case that advances a new study published in the Psychological Bulletin .

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cardiovascular disease: replacing red meat with vegetable protein reduces risk

High cholesterol, risk of cardiovascular disease, heart failure or kidney problems ... For several years, researchers have agreed to warn against excessive consumption of red meat .
Many studies have pointed out its negative effects on health, especially cardiovascular health. 

Back pain and diabetes are often linked

Diabetics are 35% more likely to have back pain ("low back pain" or "low back pain"), according to a new Australian study. These findings, based on a meta-analysis of trials on the issue, were published in PLOS ONE .

Breast cancer: women in couples would experience fewer sexual problems than other women

Breast cancer affects more than 50,000 women each year, aged in 90% of cases over 40 years. If he is cured relatively easily after an early diagnosis, a recurrence may occur in the next 5 years. It is for this reason that adjuvant endocrine therapy is often prescribed at this time. For those who have had a particularly aggressive cancer, the treatment can even last up to 10 years or more after the remission. Nevertheless, their side effects are numerous in menopausal women ( vaginal dryness , low libido or even  painful sexual intercourse ...).

This common food additive triggers diabetes and obesity

Consumption of propionate, a frequently used food additive, promotes obesity and diabetes, according to a new study . Yet it is considered a safe product in the United States.
Propionate is widely used by bakeries and the creators of artificial flavorsIt is a fatty acid that helps prevent the formation of mold on food. 

Fish pedicure known as a fish therapy

Fish pedicure known as a fish therapy  "not by the rules" Fish Pedicure with fish is as follows.  Feet are lowered into a fi...