WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, January 31st, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Overactive Bladder Linked to Falls in Seniors. Scientists conducted an experiment in which older adults with an overactive bladder were asked to walk under normal conditions, while performing a distracting mental task, and while needing to urinate. The investigators observed that both the need to urinate and mental distraction resulted in similar...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, January 24th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Air Pollution Increases Gestational Diabetes Risk. Using data from the Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study, researchers report that increased exposure to air pollutants in the six months before pregnancy and during the first trimester elevate the risk for gestational diabetes mellitus by as much as 30%.                                                 ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, January 17th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Marijuana May Interrupt Sleep. An analysis of data from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that marijuana users are 34% more likely to experience insufficient sleep and 56% more likely to report sleeping too much. Senior study author Dr. Karim Ladha writes, “I think [the results] were somewhat surprising beca...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, January 10th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Migraines Linked to Alzheimer’s. Following an analysis of data from five cohort studies that included a total of 249,303 participants, researchers estimate that individuals with a history of migraine headaches may have up to a 2.49 times increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, January 2022 Diet:...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Nearly 7% of Kids Have Suffered a Head Injury or Concussion. Using data from the 2020 United States National Health Interview Survey, researchers report that 7% of children exhibited signs of concussion or brain injury, but only 4% had received a doctor’s diagnosis.                              NCHS Data Brief, December 2021 D...
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