"Depression has become increasingly common among American teenagers — especially teen girls, who are now almost three times as likely as teen boys to have had recent experiences with depression, reports Pew Research Center."
"With everything fruit has going for it (natural sweetness, beautiful colors, tons of nutrients) you’d think people would be eating loads of it. But only 12% of Americans get the 1½ to 2 cups of fruit that health experts recommend adults eat every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
"If you’re itching for a summer adventure, a trip to the beach or a hike in the park might be just what you need. But watch where you step; poison ivy could be near. We typically think of this plant as lying deep in the woods, but in fact it’s most commonly found in less remote areas: the edges of your backyard, the shoulder of a highway, even a sand dune on a beach, says Consumer Reports."
"Medical advancements have allowed doctors to prevent cervical cancer and detect it early, says Mark Schiffman, M.D., M.P.H., a senior investigator with the National Cancer Institute. 'Of all the cancers,' he says, 'this one, we know what we’re doing.' But many women may still have questions about the best way to get screened, how often to get screened, and when to start screening or get vaccinated, says Consumer Reports."
"More than eight in 10 adults who have visited a healthcare provider (e.g., doctor's office, hospital, outpatient clinic, urgent care clinic, etc.) at least twice in the past year agree that if their provider knew more about their health interests, goals and motivations, they would be able to serve them better (84% strongly agree/agree/somewhat agree), reports Ipsos."
"Every 11 seconds in the U.S., an older adult ends up in an emergency room due to a fall, according to Consumer Reports. 'It’s the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly,' says Cathleen Colón-Emeric, M.D., chief of geriatrics at the Duke University School of Medicine. Falls can result in a variety of injuries, including hip fractures and head trauma, which can have lasting consequences."
Hansen Lighting, an industry leader and pioneer in lighting products for homes, community, business buildings and schools, recently completed research that proves the advantages of healthy lighting. The company’s recent experiment with children ages 4–5 years resulted in improved scores in attention span, resilience, group engagement, and cooperation.
"As you age, it's normal to become less limber, reports Harvard Health Publishing. Your muscles shrink and your tendons lose their water content, which makes your body stiffer. But add in less activity from a sedentary lifestyle and your lack of flexibility can become even worse."
"Chronic pain is a common problem for Americans, touching all age groups and demographics, reports Consumer Reports. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last fall estimated that one in five adults (about 50 million Americans) reported hurting every day or almost every day in the previous six months. Nearly 20 million reported pain so severe it limited their ability to work, socialize, and even take care of themselves and their family."
"Need another reason to monitor your intake of ultra-processed foods? Cutting down on your amounts could help you live longer, reports Harvard Health Publishing."
"A recent study conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Mr. Clean reveals that the body responds to the act of cleaning the same way it reacts to watching race car driving, with a rush of adrenaline and improved mood."
"Ice cream is one of America’s most popular desserts, reports Consumer Reports. Almost 90% of people surveyed by the market research firm Mintel said they had purchased it in the previous six months. As a cool finale to a Memorial Day cookout or a special sidekick to go with apple pie, it’s hard to beat. For health-conscious eaters, though, the high fat, sugars, and calorie counts prevent ice cream from being a regular snack, even during the dog days of summer."