Alzheimer’s disease risk reduced with Regular Physical Activity

credit: National Cancer Institute Bill Branson (photographer) - PD

(Best Syndication News) - Staying physically active on a daily basis may reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease for a person at any age. The benefit was seen even with people over the age of 80 in a study conducted by researchers from Rush University Medical Center. The study was published in the online issue of Neurology and the April 18 edition of the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The physical activity does not need to be a just a big workout, things such as cooking, washing the dishes, and cleaning are also beneficial. The study tracked the activity of 716 older people with an average age of 82 that did not have dementia. The researchers used an actigraph device to monitor their activity on their non-dominant wrist for a 10-day period.

2012 California County Health Report released by CDPH

County Population Dark Orange is over 900,000, medium orange is 300,000 to 900,000 and lightest yellow is under 300,000 people - credit CDPH.gov report

(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Public Health has released their County Health Status Profiles 2012 report that assesses the health status of each county throughout the state. The current data analyzed was between 2008 – 2010 and was compared against the Healthy People 2010 National Objectives to determine if the state has met each goal.

The CDPH report saw improvements from the previous report that involved the years of 2005 through 2007. The new report saw around a 14 percent decline in the birthrates of adolescent mothers for the 2008 through 2010 data. There was a 29.4 percent reduction in motor vehicle traffic crash death rates, which was the best improvement overall in the 2012 report. The rates of Gonorrhea infections declined by 25.6 percent. AIDS infections declined by 24.4 percent. Diabetes death rates also showed a decline by 11.1 percent. All cancers including lung, breast, and prostate declined since the 2005 – 2007 report. There also was a reduction in coronary heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease. However, death rates for Alzheimer’s disease and suicide rates increased.

Vagabundo Paletas Candy from Mexico contains Excessive amounts of Lead

Vagabundo Paletas Candy recall - CDPH

(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Public Health warned consumers that the Vagabundo Paletas Candy that is imported from Mexico contains excessive amounts of lead. The limit set by the state of California for lead in food is 0.10 parts per million, the candy tested at 0.61 parts per million for lead.

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the CDPH and the state health officer, warned consumers not to eat the candy because of the risk of lead exposure.

Crown Wholesale located in Paramount, California imports the Vagabundo Paletas candy from Mexico. The company begun a voluntary recall and is working with the CDPH to work on removing all of the candy from being sold to consumers.

ADHD Diagnosis in Children increased 66 Percent in Last Decade

ADHD Diagnosis in Children increased 66 Percent in Last Decade - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - A new study found that there was a 66 percent increase in children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the last decade. The study also found that more specialists were treating children for ADHD than the primary care physicians. The study results are published in the March/April issue of the journal Academic Pediatrics.

Craig Garfield, M.D., first author of the study, from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, suggested that medical doctors have recognized the symptoms of ADHD more than before, which might be the cause for an increase in the number of cases diagnosed.

Children with Snoring and Apnea have higher risk for Behavior Problems

Sleeping - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - A six-year study of over 11,000 children found that young children who have obstructed breathing while sleeping increased their risk of having behavior problems. The children were reported to have suffered more hyperactivity, aggressiveness, emotional symptoms, and trouble getting along with peers.

Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University published their findings in today’s online edition of the journal Pediatrics.

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) includes symptoms of snoring, breathing through the mouth, and sleep apnea. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Health and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) estimate that 1 in 10 children snore on a regular basis. Around 2 to 4 percent of children have sleep apnea. Children that have SDB often have enlarged tonsils or adenoids.

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