WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, June 27th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Extra Weight Increases Risk of Endometrial Cancer. Body mass index (BMI) is an estimate of body fat based on weight and height. An analysis of data concerning nearly 120,000 women from seven countries revealed that for every five unit increase in BMI, the risk for endometrial cancer rises by 88%. BMC Medicine, April 2022 Die...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, June 20th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Sleep Troubles Can Affect Kids’ Reading Ability. An analysis of data concerning 339 primary school students revealed that those with sleep-disordered breathing, daytime sleepiness, and shorter sleep latency scored up to 7% lower on reading assessments than their peers without trouble sleeping. British Journal of Educational Psychology, June ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, June 13th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Steroid Medications Pose Dangers for Those with Sickle Cell. A review of data on more than 5,100 patients with sickle cell disease found that patients given oral corticosteroids were more likely to be hospitalized for a vaso-occlusive episode, a condition that can cause intense pain and irreversible organ damage. Research leader Dr. Ondine Walte...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, June 6th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Sleep and Prostate Cancer. Using data from the UK Biobank, researchers report that men with insomnia have an 11% increased risk for prostate cancer while those who normally take an afternoon nap may have up to a 9% reduced risk for the disease.                                                                  Prostate, June 2022 More