April 7, 2014

Short and Sweet

7 Daily Servings of Fruits and Veggies Lowers Risk of Dying: 
Researchers found that those who ate seven or more portions of fresh fruits and vegetables a day had a 42 percent lower risk of death at any age than those who ate less than one portion a day. 

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Cancer, Mental Health Risk: 
Medical researchers from the Medical University of Graz found that vegetarians tend to have higher risks for cancer, heart problems, allergies, and mental health disorders than those who consume meat.

1 in 25 in Hospital Gets Infection: 
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2011 survey of 183 hospitals showed that an estimated 648,000 patients nationwide suffered 721,000 infections, and 75,000 of the patients died—although it is impossible to tell from the data how many deaths were directly attributable to the acquired infection”. If you add other causes of nosocomial problems, the risks of going into a hospital are staggering. 

One in 68 Kids Has Autism: 
This is a 30 percent rise over the last estimate released in 2012, US health authorities said Thursday. In the United States, one in 42 boys is diagnosed with autism, compared to one in 189 girls.

Sunlight Helps Weight Loss?: 
New research suggests that people exposed to more light earlier, rather than later, in the day tended to be leaner than their peers. 

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: 
Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular "event," and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks.