Daily Health Updates

Thursday, April 1st, 2020

Courtesy of: Jacalyn Amrine, D.C. (208) 917-1929

Health Alert: Most Seniors Have Pain or Discomfort. Among a group of 1,583 adults over age 75, researchers found that 82% experienced dizziness, back pain, joint pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, leg pain, loss of appetite, or urinary incontinence in the preceding two weeks. Furthermore, the research team identified an association between the number of such symptoms a participant reported and their risk for death in the following five years. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, March 2021

Diet: Diet May Be Important for Managing ADHD. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet emphasizes eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, poultry, fish, and low-fat dairy while limiting the intake of salt, red meat, sweets, and sweetened beverages. Among a group of 80 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers observed that participants who adopted the DASH diet for twelve weeks experienced a reduction in ADHD symptoms. European Journal of Nutrition, March 2021

Exercise: Is Walking Speed Linked to Cancer Survival? An analysis of data from the National Institutes of Health-American Association of Retired Persons Diet and Health Study suggests that walking at a slower pace may be linked to an increased risk of early death among cancer survivors. First author Dr. Elizabeth Salerno writes, “It’s possible that slow walking may be due to the cancer itself, adverse effects of treatment, or changes in lifestyle. There is still much to be learned about these complex relationships, but our results highlight the importance of monitoring and even targeting walking pace after cancer.” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, March 2021

Chiropractic: Post-Traumatic Headaches? The current research suggests that up to 4% of headaches may be classified as post-traumatic headaches arising from whiplash or traumatic brain injury. These headaches may share characteristics with migraines and tension-type headaches, often occurring with neck pain and cognitive symptoms. Spinal manipulation, mobilization, and other manual therapies provided by doctors of chiropractic have been shown to benefit patients with whiplash associated disorders and traumatic brain injury.

Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, March 2021

Mental Attitude: Mental Health and Academic Performance. Questionnaires completed by nearly 33,000 college students across the United States revealed that 83% felt that their mental health had negatively affected their academic performance and that loneliness and isolation have been a struggle during the last year.
Boston University, February 2021

Wellness/Prevention: Catnip for Mosquito Repellent? According to a recent study, the active ingredient in catnip, nepetalactone, may be as effective at repelling mosquitoes as synthetic repellents. This finding may be of greatest benefit for developing countries where mosquito-borne diseases are a significant health concern, as plant-based insect repellents may be easier and cheaper to produce. Current Biology, March 2021

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This information should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a health care professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.