This New York Times article by Gretchen Reynolds discusses one of the most important benefits of exercise: how it reduces a number of types of cancer – especial colorectal cancer.
This article, appearing in the April 23, 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that from 2001 through 2016, the estimated prevalence of sitting and watching television or videos for at least 2 hours per day generally remained high and stable. The estimated prevalence of computer use during leisure time increased among all age groups, and the estimated total sitting time increased among adolescents and adults.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is domestic violence by a current or former spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner. IPV can take a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic and sexual abuse.
This article SHOULD wake everyone up. Measles is no laughing matter – and it is highly contagious. You can access the article by clicking HERE.
In 2000, the United States achieved a historic public health goal: the elimination of measles, defined by the absence of sustained transmission of the virus for more than 12 months.
This achievement resulted from a concerted effort by health care practitioners and families alike, working to protect the population through widespread immunization.
Unfortunately, that momentous achievement was short-lived, and localized measles outbreaks have recently been triggered by travel-related introductions of the virus by infected persons, with subsequent spread through undervaccinated subpopulations.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 555 cases of measles in 20 states had already been confirmed from January 1 through April 11, 2019 (see graph). The increase in measles cases in the United States mirrors patterns elsewhere: several other countries that had eliminated measles are now seeing resurgences.