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With every one km increase in the speed of walking, the researchers found a 9% reduction in diabetes risk. Around 10% of adults in the world suffer from insomnia, a common sleep disorder that causes difficulty in falling asleep and getting a good quality of sleep. Researchers found that pollution from heavy traffic resulted in an increase in blood pressure equivalent to the effect of a high-sodium diet. Middle-aged people who shifted from an unhealthy diet to a healthy diet and maintained the pattern could add a decade more to their lives, the study revealed. People with chronic pain who were on prescription painkillers were at 49% higher risk of mental illness and 82% higher risk of developing substance abuse. SAD is a form of depressive disorder triggered by seasonal changes. The need for Adderall has accelerated during the COVID pandemic as more patients are receiving the drug. The study indicates the possibility of using heated yoga as a viable treatment option for depression, as 44% of the participants who took up the sessions indicated signs of remission.
Replace Processed Meat With Plant-Based Food To Cut Risk Of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Researchers Say
The study recommends substituting processed meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products with plant-based foods such as beans, nuts, whole grains, oils, fruit and vegetables for better cardiometabolic health and reducing all-cause mortality. Researchers found a link between these hidden fats and changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's, which might help to predict the condition even 15 years before the earliest symptoms appear.
Listeria Outbreak: Death, Preterm Delivery Reported; FDA Recalls Peaches, Nectarines, Plums Linked To Infection
Eleven cases of Listeria infection, including one death and a premature delivery, have been reported across seven states, the CDC revealed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled the products linked to the outbreak and warned consumers not to eat, sell or serve them. The unusual respiratory illness has been reported in many states, including Oregon, Colorado and New Hampshire. Veterinarians warn dog owners to take precautionary measures against the potentially deadly infection. Even after discharge from the NICU, premature babies need special attention and care at home as their bodies are sensitive and prone to infections. Hospital officials said the expected infection risk from the incidents is "extremely small" and no case connected to it has been reported yet.