WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, March 29th , 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Mono May Raise Depression Risk. Following a review of data concerning 1.4 million adults born between 1977 and 2005, researchers report that individuals with a history of infectious mononucleosis as children or teenagers have up to a 40% elevated risk for depression in young adulthood. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, February 2021 ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Air Pollution Can Affect Cognitive Function. Cognitive assessments completed by over 500 individuals at various stages of life revealed that those who grew up in areas with greater exposure to air pollution experienced more severe cognitive decline than participants from less polluted neighborhoods. Lead author Dr. Tom Russ writes, “For the firs...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, March 15th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Air Pollution May Affect Fertility. Particulate matter is a mixture of dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets in the air and has been linked to an elevated risk for several poor health outcomes. According to a new study that included over 2,200 women, living in areas with higher levels of particulate matter air pollution may be associated ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, March 8th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Endometriosis May Increase Some Pregnancy Risks. Endometriosis is a potentially painful condition that occurs when the uterine lining grows outside the uterus. A review of findings from 39 studies revealed an association between endometriosis and an increased risk for several adverse pregnancy outcomes, including gestational hypertension, pre-ec...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, March 1st, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Alcohol Contributes to Cancer Cases and Deaths. Excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor for several cancers, and a recent study that analyzed information from the United States Cancer Statistics database estimates that alcohol may be the primary driver of 4.8% of cancer cases and 3.2% of cancer deaths, or about 75,000 cases and 19,000 deat...
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