Current Journal Research

Higher BMI in Adolescence May Increase Risk of Cardiac Death as Adult

05/24/2016 High BMI is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adults but researchers wanted to see how early this affect started. The study found that high BMI in adolescents may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life but it is too early to make a firm link.

Exercise May Reduce Risk of Low Back Pain

04/20/2016 Low back pain is a common complaint that can last a few days or weeks or become a chronic condition with significant impact on well being. Treatments can vary depending on the cause. A recent study found that exercise alone or in combination with education was most effective for preventing low back pain.

Nasal Filters May Improve Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

03/31/2016 Seasonal allergic rhinitis results in uncomfortable symptoms, such as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and sinus pressure and congestion. The best treatment approach is avoiding allergen exposure but it can be difficult with certain allergens. A recent study showed that nasal filters were effective for managing seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Long Work Hours May Increase Risk of Stroke

02/23/2016 Earlier research has suggested that long working hours may be linked to stroke, but the evidence is limited. This study found that employees who work long hours have a higher risk of stroke than those who do not.

Ginger May Improve Nausea Symptoms in Pregnancy

01/29/2016 Ginger is one alternative approach that is often used by pregnant women to try to relieve nausea and vomiting related to pregnancy. This study found that ginger capsules and syrup might improve nausea symptoms in women with pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting.

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Think “activity” instead of “exercise.” The important thing is to spend less time sitting at the TV or computer and more time moving.