People who gain weight after they quit smoking may face a temporary increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk directly proportional to the weight gain, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. But regardless of weight gain, quitters can reap significant health benefits, including lower risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and early death.
Age is an increasingly important risk factor for cancer.
While global rates of mental disorders in children have remained stable over time, the decline of infectious diseases will place mental disorders among the main causes of disease in children aged 4-15 years, according to a study published in the open access journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.
While the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) can seem ominous, consumers are surprisingly comfortable with the technology in healthcare. A recent survey conducted by SAS, the leader in analytics, found that when presented with a variety of real-world AI scenarios, a majority of people were at ease with AI in healthcare, and more comfortable with AI in healthcare settings than banking or retail.
Smokers have worse quality diets than former smokers or non-smokers, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.
Raising cigarette taxes to combat smoking may increase the use of cigars and smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco, in adolescents according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, involving 499,381 adolescents.
Low blood pressure may be associated with suicidal thoughts, also known as suicidal ideation, according to a study involving 10,708 Korean adults aged 19-101 years with normal or low blood pressure, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.
Social media use may have different effects on wellbeing in adolescent boys and girls, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.
The benefits reported for psychotherapy and exercise therapy in a recent major trial of chronic fatigue syndrome are modest and not statistically reliable when reanalyzed using the trial’s original published protocol, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Psychology.
“And then he told me: If you dream ten dreams, you only get one, but if you dream 100, you get ten. The more you dream, the more you get. That’s why what I’m doing is never enough”