Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
This study looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been diagnosed with mental and behavioural disorders or chronic diseases that were attributable to chronic harmful use of alcohol.
For the first time ever, women in their 30s in the US are having more babies than women in their 20s, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That’s significant because older women can have much more difficulty recovering from pregnancy and childbirth than younger women. And most women, regardless of their age, receive poor postnatal care in the critical first 12 weeks after birth known as “the fourth trimester.”
A new study shows that acupuncture is a successful primary treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
In six randomized controlled trials with 362 subjects, researchers at the Tongji Medical College of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China compared manual acupuncture and electroacupuncture against a control group to measure the effects each treatment would have on apnea and hypopnea. They found that both manual and electroacupuncture were highly effective in the reduction of apnea and improving oxygen saturation (SaO2) than the control groups.
We often go to acupuncturists to fix a problem that already persists. Once an imbalance has been present in the body for some time, it can create a deeper health problem. But according to experts, getting acupuncture on a regular basis can stop imbalances before they begin to wreak havoc on your overall health. Here’s a deeper look at why acupuncture might be something that you should consider adding to your health repertoire.
For many people, February brings up feelings of loneliness, rejection and even literal heartache. This can be very anxiety provoking, causing not only higher-than-normal emotional stress but also physical symptoms such as chest pain and heart palpitations.
Acupuncture can be extremely effective for managing anxiety.
By this point, the number of studies outlining the negative effects of sitting on our health are ubiquitous. We've scoured the internet for the best exercises to combat the hours of sitting, but said exercises and routines aren't the only tools needed to help you sit strong—you can also practice various forms of specific exercise. Here are a few exercises to consider incorporating into your everyday movement.