Job dissatisfaction has negative health effects by age 40

On August 22, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Many people strive to have a fulfilling, rewarding job, but the reality does not always meet the expectation. New research shows the jobs you have in your 20s and 30s can affect your overall health in your 40s onward. People who were unhappy with their work early in their…

Hard-to-treat hypertension may jeopardize sleep apnea patients' heart health

In a study of patients with hypertension, those with resistant hypertension – meaning that their blood pressure remained elevated despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents of different classes – had a higher rate of sleep apnea (9.6%) than those without resistant hypertension (7.2%). Resistant hypertensive patients with sleep…

Constant exposure to artificial lights could be affecting our health

On July 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Artificial light has previously been proven to disrupt the human body clock and hormonal system. A new study shows that artificial light exposure for extended periods of time can also have other adverse effects on our health. Daily exposure to artificial lighting could cause significant health issues. …

Poor sleep health could contribute to inflammatory disease

On July 6, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new meta-analysis in Biological Psychiatry reports that sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation. “It is important to highlight that both too much and too little sleep appears to be associated with inflammation, a process that contributes to depression…

Recharge with sleep: Pediatric sleep recommendations promoting optimal health

On June 17, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers to avoid the health risks of insufficient sleep. The recommendations in the consensus statement are as follows: …

New analysis: finds 25 million Americans face 6x likelihood of poor health from multiple unhealthy behaviors

New analysis examining five unhealthy behaviors – smoking, excessive drinking, insufficient sleep, physical inactivity, obesity – finds more than 25 million American adults have multiple unhealthy behaviors (three or more). United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Spotlight: Impact of Unhealthy Behaviors, released today in partnership with Family…

Persistent snoring in children can harm their health

On March 2, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

New research suggests many parents of children who frequently snore in their sleep do not realize it could be harmful to their children’s health and quality of life. The researchers found around 5% of the children snored persistently on several nights a week. The study – led by…

Snoring in children can affect their health

On March 1, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Children commonly snore from time to time and that is often harmless. But children with frequent snoring and breathing problems during sleep have an increased risk of having trouble concentrating and learning difficulties. A newly published study from Sahlgrenska Academy shows that many parents of children that snore are…

The impact of shift work on health

On January 12, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

When Dolly Parton sang of working 9 to 5, she expressed concern for people barely getting by with a hard life of routine that only seems to benefit the boss. But what about all those people working less conventional hours, including night shifts? Shouldn’t Ms. Parton be just as…

Pumpkin Seeds: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

On December 14, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Pumpkin seeds are an edible seed typically roasted for consumption. They are a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine and are also often eaten as an individual snack. The seeds of the pumpkin are also commonly referred to as pepitas, Spanish for “little seed of squash.” This…