Daily Health Update

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”
~ Peter Drucker

Mental Attitude: You May Forget Your Vacation if You Post it Online. 
Sharing moments of your life online may weaken your ability to remember the very events you want to preserve. In this study, researchers found that participants who didn’t take any photos during a self-guided tour retained the best memory of the event. In a paired tour, those in the no-photo group also tested better than those who shared photos online, though no better than those who took photos for private use. Study co-author Dr. Emma Templeton adds, “We didn’t find it surprising that using media impaired memory… After all, multitasking in general can be a source of distraction, shown to interfere with memory.”
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, May 2018

Health Alert: Autism Rates Increasing in the US. 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 59 children are now believed to have autism spectrum disorder, meaning that autism rates have more than doubled since 2000. However, experts from the CDC are unable to offer an explanation for the increased prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in the United States (US). Dr. Thomas Frazier, the chief science officer for Autism Speaks writes, “We are seeing an increase, and I think it’s a meaningful increase… We definitely need more research into what’s driving this prevalence increase.”
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 2018

Diet: Too Much Alcohol May Be linked to PMS. 
Researchers analyzed data from 19 past studies that included more than 47,000 women from eight countries and found that about 21% of PMS cases may be attributed to heavy drinking. The investigators theorize that alcohol may alter levels of steroid sex hormones, which are known to cause PMS. They add that alcohol may also affect certain brain neurochemicals that can impact PMS symptoms.
BMJ Open, April 2018

Exercise: Exercise Reduces Fall Risk in Elderly. 
For older adults, falling down can result in a serious injury that can dramatically reduce their mobility and independence. In a recent study involving 1,067 Taiwanese seniors, researchers found that participants who regularly exercised were less likely to have experienced a fall during the previous year.
BMC Geriatrics, April 2018

Chiropractic: Cervicogenic Headaches and Balance. 
In this study, researchers observed that patients with headaches originating from the neck, also called cervicogenic headaches, swayed to a greater degree while standing regardless of their stance or whether or not their eyes were open or closed when compared to individuals without a history of headaches.
Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, May 2018

Wellness/Prevention: How to Invest in Your Health. 
To achieve a healthier you, American Academy of Family Physicians advises the following: make time daily to focus on things that make you happier and healthier; find balance between your personal and work life; build and maintain relationships; don’t be afraid to ask for help or support from others when you need it; seek help from your doctor when necessary; exercise regularly; find ways to battle stress; and consider trying new hobbies and activities.
American Academy of Family Physicians, May 2018

Courtesy of:
Thomas Ogi, D.C.

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