As obesity continues to plague the United States, many states have imposed a tax cost on some of the products that contribute to unhealthy weight gain, like soda. But experts believe that the current sales tax isn’t high enough to truly impact health and weight loss.
Using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.
Previous studies have shown smokers could improve cognitive function by quitting smoking and other studies have found attention and memory improvement in people with Alzheimer’s disease. In this study, researchers at the American Academy of Neurology looked at nicotine in people with mild cognitive impairment – the stage between normal aging and dementia when people have mild memory or thinking problems but no significant disability.
Do you think employers should assist their workers in quitting cigarette smoking? Would you pay a higher premium for them to do so?
These two questions have already been answered by a plethora companies, as a significant portion of them, both large and small, offer this newly designed health benefit to their employees. The Washington Post reports, many of these companies have created a two-tier approach in assisting smokers wanting to quit.
Parents, if you want to smarter children let them play outside. A new study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found a direct link between physical activity and the academic performance of school children.
You ever noticed you’re buying more birthday presents in the summer than the winter? The Daily Beast reports its no coincidence — the winter is the time for conception, so more babies are born in the late summer and early fall.
Have you ever considered that the hours you work at your job can actually make you sick?
Researchers at PLoS Medicine have found a connection between work patterns and good health. In a new editorial published in the December issue of the journal, it is revealed that there is a clear association between people who work a rotating schedule and them having a higher potential of getting type 2 diabetes or becoming obese.
Omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients such as vitamins C, D, E, and B, can prevent brain shrinkage according to a study in the December issue of the journal Neurology.
Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University found a definite correlation between nutrients found in vitamin and Omega 3 rich foods and the brain, though the exact benefits have yet to be determined.
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