Men who were diagnosed with ADHD in childhood are twice as likely to be obese adults as men who did not have an ADHD diagnosis, according to a study from the Child Study Center at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Researchers believe that the lack of impulse control and poor planning skills –common symptoms of ADHD – may be key factors leading to higher BMI and obesity rates.
While many sunscreens claim to offer protection from UV rays, only one out of four of these products actually delivers on these promises. In a new Environmental Working Group analysis of more than 1,400 sunscreens, lotions, lip products and makeups that claim to have UV protection, researchers found that relatively few provided strong and broad protection from the sun.
The heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet – rich in fruits, nuts, vegetables, seafood, pasta, olive oil and red wine – have already been documented. Now, researchers from the University of Navarra (Spain) say that this type of diet could also be beneficial for your brain, particularly as you age.
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According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five American children suffers from a mental disorder. This number has been rising over the past decade. Males are more likely to have ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, cigarette dependence, behavioral or conduct problems, and anxiety. Girls are more likely to have depression or an alcohol misuse disorder.
Yuck! Public swimming pools apparently are a breeding ground for bacteria, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The federal agency found that E. coli bacteria, associated with feces, were found in 58 percent of public pool samples.
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Dental health takes a big leap forward when a Connecticut dentist named Washington Sheffield comes up with the idea of putting toothpaste in a collapsible metal tube. While daily tooth brushing was not common—particularly in the U.S.—those who did often shared a jar of toothpaste into which family members all dipped their brushes. Sheffield had always thought this was both wasteful and unhygienic and had followed up on a suggestion from his son, who, while studying in Paris, had watched artists squeezing paint from tubes.