March 11, 2013

Says International Research

1 Today Is the Most Dangerous Day of the Year

The week after daylight saving time (DST) poses the most health and safety risks, according to research done worldwide. To wit: heart attacks are 3.9% more likely to occur in the week following DST finds a Swedish study that concludes that heart attack risk is even greater for heart patients already on medication. A Canadian study found that traffic accidents are 8.6% more common on the Monday following DST and a study from the Nat’l. Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health finds that, on this day, workplace accidents are more common and severe. The suicide rate rises immediately following DST, finds research published in the journal Sleep and Biological Rhythms. The solution? Stay on daylight saving time all year recommends a 2004 report in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention.

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

Previously: Older Looking Faces Linked to Heart Disease

Tags: Accidents, Health Risk, Heart Attack Risk, Lack of Sleep, Sleep, Daylight Saving Time, Daylight Saving Time Health Risks, Daylight Saving Time Accident Risk, Accident Analysis and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Sleep and Biological Rhythms, DST

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But Emmy-Winning Writers Unlucky

2 Emmy Winners Live Slightly Longer Than Losers

Winning an Emmy may help you live a couple of years longer, but winning a presidential election may cost you about five years of life, find Columbia University researchers. Published in American Sociological Review, the study found no consistent advantages to winning awards or elections. The findings suggest opportunity and access to resources are more important than high social status. Researchers found that Emmy-winning actors lived 2.7 years longer than the nominees who lost, but Emmy-winning screenwriters who won lost about three years! Baseball Hall-of-Famers didn't live any longer than nominees who weren't inducted. The biggest disadvantage to winning came for presidents and vice presidents of the U.S. They lost an average of 5.3 years compared to candidates who didn't win.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Darth Vader Was Mentally Ill

Tags: Emmy Winners Live Longer, Presidents Die Sooner, Hall of Famers, American Sociological Review

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Is Aspirin Good for Your Skin?

3 Aspirin Tied to Reduced Skin Cancer Risk

A twelve year study that involved asking 59,806 50 to 79 year old women about diet, medication and lifestyle, including sun exposure, found that taking aspirin two times a week lowered their risk of melanoma by 20 percent. The risk was further decreased by taking over a longer period of time; the women taking it at least five years had a 30 percent decreased risk compared to and 11 percent lower risk in those who had been taking it for one to four years. Previous research has linked other NSAIDs to a lower risk of various cancers. Researchers hypothesize that they work by decreasing inflammation which leads to the abnormal growth of cells. Future studies will determine if it is prevents melanoma by comparing the rate of melanoma in women who regularly take it and those who do not.

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

Previously: Studies Highlight Aspirin As Cancer Fighter

Tags: Aspirin, Melanoma, NSAIDs, Skin Cancer, Aspirin Reduces Cancer

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