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Baby Boomers more likely to have multiple health issues than earlier generations

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Jun 14, 2022 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Baby boomers are more likely to live with numerous chronic health conditions than earlier generations, according to new research from Penn State and Texas State University. Study authors warn that the growing rate of multiple chronic health conditions (multimorbidity) among older Americans represents a real health threat to the nation. If it continues,…

Children who attend schools along loud, busy roads more likely to be slower learners

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Jun 02, 2022 … BARCELONA — Children who attend schools near noisy roads are more likely to be slower learners, according to new research. Scientists say loud traffic harms working memory — a ‘mental sketchpad’ essential for retaining information. Memory isn’t the only area of cognitive development to suffer. The study shows noisy roadways also have a detrimental affect on…

StudyFinds Blotter: Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 2, 2022

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May 03, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 2. Family planning: Research singles out the omission that might kill 27,000 people per year Restricting U.S. foreign aid for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that…

StudyFinds Blotter: Other Notable Health Research From April 28, 2022

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Apr 29, 2022 … Here’s a look at other notable health studies, innovations and research from around the world. Links will take you to press releases or journal entries. Researchers Identify Specific Genes that Play Key Role in Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric disorder that starts in late adolescence or early adulthood and affects around 1 in 300…

McDonald’s aiming their social media posts at children in low-income countries, study suggests

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Dec 28, 2021 … NEW YORK — Fast food giant McDonald’s appears to be focusing on selling their menu to poorer children living in developing countries, new research suggests. Researchers from New York University find that the famous burger chain is aiming their social media posts at lower to middle-income nations rather than richer nations. They feature price promotions…

Superhero lifestyles will lead to chronic health issues in old age, movie study shows

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Dec 14, 2021 … BRISBANE, Australia — Think your favorite comic book superhero is invincible? Think again. A study of superheroes and their lifestyles shows many of them will suffer from chronic health conditions in old age. Researchers in Australia conclude that, in the real world, these powerful characters are more prone to dementia, life-changing physical injuries, and disability…

Blood from physically fit people could help protect brains of couch potatoes

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Dec 13, 2021 … STANFORD, Calif. — A treatment that protects couch potatoes against brain diseases could be on the horizon. Scientists at the Stanford School of Medicine have identified a brain-boosting protein in the blood of extremely active mice. When they injected this substance into sedentary mice, the couch potatoes saw the same cognitive improvements. The breakthrough opens…

Mother’s waistline BEFORE getting pregnant could determine if their child develops allergies

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Nov 16, 2021 … OTTAWA, Ontario — A mother’s weight before their pregnancy may be the determining factor as to whether her newborn develops allergies later on, a new study reveals. Researchers from the University of Ottawa say babies born to overweight women — before their natural weight gain during pregnancy — face a higher risk of developing asthma.…

Children who spend lots of time in nature see greater overall development

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Oct 22, 2021 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Parents often encourage their kids to eat their greens, but a new study finds parents may want to prioritize ensuring their children spend enough time in green spaces instead. Researchers from the University of British Columbia report spending time in nature promotes early childhood development and can help kids reach their expected…

Parental income impacts children’s health well into adulthood

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Sep 28, 2021 … URBANA, Ill. — Children born to low-income families are more likely to grow up to be obese and develop obesity-related diseases in adulthood, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Illinois add that their findings are particularly true among “permanent” low-income families. “There has been a lot of research connecting parents’ socioeconomic status…

Remote work weight gain may lead to worsening COVID symptoms, scientist warns

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Aug 02, 2021 … GLASGOW, Scotland — Remote work is not only becoming the “new normal,” many employees now prefer to stay at home full-time. Unfortunately, researchers find that this desk-bound lifestyle is causing many workers to pack on the pounds during the pandemic. Weight gain due to remote work poses a big health risk, a cardiovascular expert warns,…

Kids are NOT ‘too clean’ for their own good, immune system study reveals

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Jul 06, 2021 … LONDON — The theory that modern society is actually “too clean” – leading to weakening immune systems in children – is not something to take seriously, a new study argues. Researchers in London say narratives claim 21st century societies are too hygienic, resulting in toddlers and young children being less likely to encounter germs. According…

Children born via C-section face higher risk of being hospitalized for infections

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Jul 03, 2021 … AARHUS, Denmark — New research warns that babies born via Caesarean may be more likely to develop dangerous infections later in childhood. The study claims that children under the age of five who were born by C-section have higher rates of hospitalization due to infection than children of the same age born via natural delivery.…

Gluten-free generation: Number of children with celiac disease doubled over past 25 years

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Jun 06, 2021 … ANCONA, Italy — The number of gluten intolerant children has doubled over the last 25 years, according to a new study. Children who suffer from celiac disease, one of the most common lifelong conditions in Europe, may not be getting the treatment they need because many have not been diagnosed, say scientists. People with celiac disease…