Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Cardiovascular Disease and Depression. An analysis of data concerning over 100,000 adults found that individuals with depression have a 64% elevated risk for ischemic heart disease and a 94% higher risk for stroke. On the other hand, men and women with cardiovascular disease had nearly double the risk for subsequent depression.
Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Low Zinc Intake? Among a group of 142 female university students, researchers identified an association between low dietary zinc intake and an increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, short sleep duration, and daytime dysfunction. Biological Trace Element Research, Au...More
Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Methanol-Based Hand Sanitizers Pose Dangers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns not to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain methanol or wood alcohol, as they can be toxic if absorbed through the skin leading to nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, blindness, seizures, coma, nervous system damage, and even death. The FDA...More
Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Long-Term Hypertension Damages Brain Vessels. A review of brain imaging and periodic blood pressure readings of 1,686 adults during mid and late life revealed that the longer an individual was hypertensive, the more likely they were to develop cerebral small blood vessel disease, which could increase the risk for stroke and dementia. ...More