November 29, 2012

Bodily Wear & Tear Takes Toll

1 Excessive Running Can Be Harmful over Time

While runners in general enjoy longer life spans than non-runners, moderation may be the key, according to two major British studies of runners and non-runners which found that persons who run "too fast, too far and for too many years" lose that longevity edge. While moderate runners have a 19 percent lower death rate than non-runners, that advantage disappears among those who run more than 20 to 25 miles a week. Similarly, those who run at a rate slower than eight miles per hour live longer than non-runners, but those who run faster do not. The first study, which followed 52,600 people for 30 years, also found that the benefits of running may become negatives with age. Said one study author, "After age 50, pushing too hard is probably not good for one's heart or longevity."

More at Online.wsj.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Dead Butt Syndrome: Runners Be Careful

Tags: Running and Health, Running and Heart Health, Excessive Running, Extreme Running and Health, Running and Longevity, The Journal Heart, Running in Moderation

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ER Visits Tripled

2 Health Problems Spike After Sandy

Health problems and visits to area hospital emergency rooms spiked after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast last month. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reports that emergency room visits due to cold exposure tripled in the weeks immediately following the storm while carbon monoxide exposure cases were 10 times higher the week of the storm and 6 times higher in the week after the storm. Many of the hypothermia cases involved people who were rescued from the water including eight NY Police Department officers. While power has been restored to most of those living in affected areas, about 12,000 NYC residents are still without power. Hypothermia occurs when core body temperature drops below 95 degrees - or 96 degrees in the elderly.

More at CBSnews.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Tips to Protect Yourself in a Flood

Tags: Hurricane Sandy, Hypothermia, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Carbon Monoxide Exposure, NYPD

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Makes Men Look More Masculine

3 Male Plastic Surgery Trend: Mustache Implants

Mustache transplants are becoming the latest plastic surgery trend among Middle Eastern men. The procedure involves a special technique called a follicular unit extraction in which the surgeon removes clumps of hair from other areas and implants them on the upper lip. Patients are generally between the ages of 30 and 50 years and the cost is about $7000. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient. Results are typically seen within six months. Turkish plastic surgeon Selahattin Tulunay says that he performs about 60 mustache transplants per month. In the Middle East, a full mustache is seen by some as making men look dignified, mature and wise as well as more masculine than men without.

More at Medical Daily | Posted 5 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: New Trend in Plastic Surgery: Thinner Toes

Tags: Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Trends

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The Cry of Autism

4 Pitch of Baby’s Cry May Indicate Autism

Results from a small study involving 39 six month olds indicate that the pitch of their cry due to pain may increase the risk of developing autism. Twenty one had an older sibling with the condition which increased their risk. Using computer-aided analysis, it was found that those with the higher pitches and greater changes in pitch were those at greatest risk of autism. Three of the children who were diagnosed with autism by three had the cries with the highest pitch, tensest sound and more background noise. Previous research showed that one year olds at high risk of autism made atypical sounds and cries. If larger studies support these results, doctors could use this trait as part of a comprehensive screening for autism so that intervention can begin much earlier which improves outcomes.

More at Yahoo! Live Science | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Disturbed Babies Have Behavioral Problems Later On

Tags: Autism, Infants, Crying, Baby Crying, Autism and Crying, Screening for Autism

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