Health & Human Development Unit 3
13 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Kaye O'Brien from Heart and Vascular Health
Scoop.it!

Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers'

Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers' | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it

Being overweight and obese puts people at greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers, according to research in the Lancet medical journal. Scientists calculated individuals carrying this extra weight could contribute to more than 12,000 cases of cancer in the UK population every year. They warn if obesity levels continue to rise there may be an additional 3,700 cancers diagnosed annually.The study of five million people is the largest to date to confirm the link.


Via Seth Bilazarian, MD
more...
Olivia Perez's curator insight, November 14, 2014 1:06 PM
If obesity keeps going on arise there will be an additional 3700 cancers diagnosed each year. Scientist and doctors say that tumor can start to develop on your Kinsey, uterus, cervix, thyroid, and ect. People with more body mass are more likely to develop liver, colon, ovaries, and breast cancer. But scientists she haven't connected of you BMI level is even associated on getting cancer.
Leeza Trainor's comment, November 17, 2014 9:25 AM
That is a whole lot of cancer
Lexie Ruscheinski's comment, November 17, 2014 11:01 PM
This is a huge wake up call and also scary. It shows how big of a problem obesity can be in our country!
Rescooped by Kaye O'Brien from Heart and Vascular Health
Scoop.it!

Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Effects of Red Bull & Mental Stress

Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Effects of Red Bull & Mental Stress | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it

The sale of energy drinks is often accompanied by a comprehensive and intense marketing with claims of benefits during periods of mental stress. As it has been shown that Red Bull negatively impacts human hemodynamics at rest, we investigated the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular consequences when Red Bull is combined with mental stress. In a randomized cross-over study, 20 young healthy humans ingested either 355 ml of a can Red Bull or water and underwent 80 minutes after the respective drink a mental arithmetic test for 5 minutes. Continuous cardiovascular and cerebrovascular recordings were performed for 20 minutes before and up to 90 minutes after drink ingestion. Measurements included beat-to-beat blood pressure (BP), heart rate, stroke volume, and cerebral blood flow velocity. Red Bull increased systolic BP (+7 mm Hg), diastolic BP (+4 mm Hg), and heart rate (+7 beats/min), whereas water drinking had no significant effects. Cerebral blood flow velocity decreased more in response to Red Bull than to water (−9 vs −3 cm/s, p <0.005). Additional mental stress further increased both systolic BP and diastolic BP (+3 mm Hg, p <0.05) and heart rate (+13 beats/min, p <0.005) in response to Red Bull; similar increases were also observed after water ingestion. In combination, Red Bull and mental stress increased systolic BP by about 10 mm Hg, diastolic BP by 7 mm Hg, and heart rate by 20 beats/min and decreased cerebral blood flow velocity by −7 cm/s. In conclusion, the combination of Red Bull and mental stress impose a cumulative cardiovascular load and reduces cerebral blood flow even under a mental challenge.


Via Seth Bilazarian, MD
more...
Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, January 23, 2015 3:44 PM

Blood pressure increase of 7/3 and reduced mental acuity.  This data certainly adds to the plausibility that these energy drinks can sometimes cause serious cardiovascular consequences.

Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Healthy eating for children

“Healthy eating for children Latest 2015 Healthy Eating - KidsHealth kidshealth.org › Parents › Nutrition & Fitness Center Good nutrition and a balanced diet help kids grow up healthy. Here's...”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Of three remote communities here, why are only the two Aboriginal ones under ... - The Guardian

Of three remote communities here, why are only the two Aboriginal ones under ... - The Guardian | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
“Tony Abbott says living in remote communities is a ‘lifestyle choice’. For the thousands of Indigenous people who actually live in them, it’s a matter of life and death.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Raise the smoking age? Report predicts big health benefits if we do - ABC15 Arizona

Raise the smoking age? Report predicts big health benefits if we do - ABC15 Arizona | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
“The public health benefits of barring people under age 21 from buying cigarettes could be tremendous, including 4.2 million fewer years of life lost among the next generation of American adults, according to a report released this week by the...”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Workplace Suicide Rates Rise Sharply - NPR (blog)

Workplace Suicide Rates Rise Sharply - NPR (blog) | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
“Overall, men were more likely to take their lives than women on the job. And workers between the ages of 65 and 74 were more likely to commit suicide at work than their younger counterparts.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Drinking ourselves to death - ABC Online

Drinking ourselves to death - ABC Online | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
ABC Online
Drinking ourselves to death
ABC Online
JERRIL RECHTER, VICHEALTH: This report again shows us I think that we have a relationship with alcohol that is - needs examination.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

WHAT IS THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT REBATE ON PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE?

If you have private health insurance, the Government may contribute an amount (known as a 'rebate') towards the cost.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Medicare co-payment to cost Australians $300 each

August 24, 2014: It's been revealed the Abbott government's proposed $7 GP payment will cost each Australian $300 over the next four years. August 24, 2014: It's been revealed the Abbott government...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

'Free' care just got more expensive - The Australian

'Free' care just got more expensive - The Australian | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
'Free' care just got more expensive The Australian The Consumers Health Forum yesterday said Australians were personally paying 17 per cent of total health costs — on top of the existing Medicare levies that can chew up 1.5 per cent of the income...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Project Compassion 2014 - Indigenous Australia Program

Project Compassion is the main fundraising project for Caritas Australia, the Catholic agency for international aid and development. In this video from Carit...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Smoking: An Indigenous Health Challenge

Tobacco use is a major preventable contributor to the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous Australians and other Australians. Much of this gap is due to smoking related diseases such as...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Indigenous Aussies most at risk of HIV as rates remain at 20-year high - SBS

Indigenous Aussies most at risk of HIV as rates remain at 20-year high - SBS | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
SBS
Indigenous Aussies most at risk of HIV as rates remain at 20-year high
SBS
That, along with higher-than-ever rates of diagnosis over the past two years, has Indigenous health experts concerned an epidemicis just around the corner.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kaye O'Brien from Heart and Vascular Health
Scoop.it!

Don't Let Salt sneak Up on You from AHA

Don't Let Salt sneak Up on You from AHA | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it

The American Heart Association wants you to end your love affair with salt! Learn the facts about sodium and take the pledge to live a heart healthy life.

Thinking about ending your love affair with salt? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll show you how extra salt sneaks into your diet and how it hurts your health, and share tips for kissing the excess salt goodbye and starting a healthier relationship with food. And be sure to keep checking our blog, the Salty Scoop, to learn more..


Via Seth Bilazarian, MD
more...
Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, November 15, 2014 10:10 AM

Check put Sodium 411 and take the sodium quiz at heart.org/sodium to be sure your basic knowledge about dietary sodium is adequate for life long cardiovascular health

Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Health director's view: Many things in community contribute to our good health - Duluth News Tribune

Health director's view: Many things in community contribute to our good health - Duluth News Tribune | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
“Good health is created not only by the availability and accessibility to quality clinical care, something that some of our communities have in abundance, but by social, economic and environmental factors.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Health insurance increase: How much will costs rise? - Sydney Morning Herald

Health insurance increase: How much will costs rise? - Sydney Morning Herald | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
“Average family to pay an extra $200 a year after April 1.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Lack of sleep can have role in obesity and diabetes, study says - BBC News

Lack of sleep can have role in obesity and diabetes, study says - BBC News | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
“Getting too little sleep in the week and having to make up at the weekend may contribute to obesity and type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Research: Loneliness increases risk of death - CNN

Research: Loneliness increases risk of death - CNN | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
“Batman has Robin, Han Solo has Chewbacca, Christopher Robin has Pooh -- having companions in life doesn't just make for adventures, it can also help you live longer, according to recent analysis.”
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kaye O'Brien from Health & Human Development Unit 3
Scoop.it!

WHAT IS THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT REBATE ON PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE?

If you have private health insurance, the Government may contribute an amount (known as a 'rebate') towards the cost.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

VicHealth Innovation Challenge: Physical Activity – workshop pitches

VicHealth's Rapid Prototyping Workshop on 12 August 2014, saw 60 representatives from Victoria's sport and physical activity sector work in teams to brainstorm and pitch innovative ideas...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Introduction To Insurance Australia

Check Out this presentation to know about the insurance industry in Australia. This presentation is trying to give you a basic introduction of the Australian insurance industry.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

males have higher death rate than females - THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY

males have higher death rate than females - THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
males have higher death rate than females
THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY
A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that the death rate for males is 1.5 times as high as the rate for females.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Video Going to Hospital in Australia nib Health Insurance Explained

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Smoking, health programs in sights - The Australian

Smoking, health programs in sights - The Australian | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
Smoking, health programs in sights
The Australian
“This will enable us to better focus on local needs, reduce overheads and support efforts to achieve better health outcomes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaye O'Brien
Scoop.it!

Indigenous kids more at risk of death, injury and abuse: AIHW report - SBS

Indigenous kids more at risk of death, injury and abuse: AIHW report - SBS | Health & Human Development Unit 3 | Scoop.it
SBS
Indigenous kids more at risk of death, injury and abuse: AIHW report
SBS
A new report has found Indigenous children are nearly eight times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be the subject of substantiated child abuse or neglect.
more...
No comment yet.