"Americans are drinking less beer, encouraged by trends like Dry January. But brewers are trying to use the month long sobriety challenge to promote their beer, reports CNBC."
Category: Health + Wellness
With winter's toughest weather on its way, Americans are turning to the web for answers about resolving their dry skin as the temperature drops. From weather conditions like harsh winds to common behaviors like increasing the temperature on the thermostat, winter often causes a rise in flare-ups of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and just flat-out dry, itchy skin.
"According to OpenTable data, consumers are moving toward more health-conscious food preferences, reports Progressive Grocer. Alternative diets are also on the rise compared with 2017, with 'keto' mentioned a whopping 683% more in reviews and “plant-based” mentions increasing by 136%."
"Based on the level of innovation seen in private-label health and beauty care and general merchandise, it is clear that retailers and suppliers are not just striving to meet consumer expectations, but are looking to surpass them, says Drug Store News."
"Researchers have reported a 'clear pattern of association' between social media use and disordered eating thoughts and behaviors reports Healio. Associations occur at younger ages than previously investigated, they noted in a study published in International Journal of Eating Disorders."
Kyruus announced findings from its third annual survey of 1,000 health care consumers focused on their decision-making processes and preferences when it comes to determining where and from whom to obtain care. The findings show that consumers are becoming increasingly self-empowered when evaluating their care options and that they continue to rank convenience and speed of access highly in their decisions.
"For decades, women have been urged to have regular mammograms, breast X‑rays that help detect lumps that may signal cancer. Like all screening tests, mammograms themselves have their pros and cons, says Consumer Reports."
"When it comes to physical and speech language therapy, how willing are patients to deviate from traditional tools to embrace virtual therapy aids? A new survey from The Learning Corp, a leader in digital therapeutics and makers of mobile therapy app Constant Therapy, reveals that nearly 90% of this patient population are interested in using apps as part of their recovery."
"Most men have the advantage of continuing to produce bone-protecting testosterone throughout life, reports Harvard Health Publishing. But the level of the male hormone declines with age and therefore may not be sufficient to keep bones strong as a man hits his later years."
"A recent survey found that about 25% of adults over age 50 take a supplement to improve their brain health with the promise of enhanced memory and sharper attention and focus. The problem? There's no solid proof any of them work, reports Harvard Health Publishing."
"Americans tend to think about their physical well-being more often than their mental well-being. Three quarters (76%) of Americans say they think about their physical well-being often or very often, compared to 57% who say the same about their mental health, reports Ipsos."
"If you have young children in school, you’ve probably worried about them picking up lice. An estimated six to 12 million people deal with this itchy problem every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."