Extending life by Eight years

Adults who live a heart-healthy lifestyle, as measured by the American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8 (LE8) cardiovascular health scoring, tend to live longer lives free of chronic disease. The preliminary studies will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2023, held in Boston, February 28-March 3,…

Insomnia: What Is Keeping Your Toddler Awake?

“What is troubling him and keeping him awake?”  This a question moms can’t help but wonder when their toddlers are having a hard time sleeping at night. Even though insomnia is more common in adults, toddlers can still have trouble sleeping at night, and difficulty waking up in the morning.  So, if your little one…

Salt negatively affects the immune system

An international team of specialists has identified the negative effects of excess salt in the diet on the immune system. The study was conducted by scientists from the VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research and Hasselt University in Belgium, as well as the Max Delbruck Center in Germany. The results of their work are published in…

Phthalates may increase risk of diabetes in women

Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health studied the effects of phthalates on women’s health. They found that these chemicals in plastics increase the risk of developing diabetes by up to 63%. The results are presented in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Phthalates are phthalic acid esters, endocrine disrupting substances…