Svolgere attività fisica in quantità insufficiente comporta un aumento del rischio di malattie croniche, di problemi fisici e mentali. La pratica di un’attività fisica regolare dovrebbe essere un obiettivo per tutti gli adulti e può produrre benefici sia sul piano sociale, fisico ed emozionale. La maggioranza degli adulti non sono “attivi” ai livelli raccomandati. In questa revisione sono stati inclusi un totale di 11 studi, reclutanti 5862 adulti apparentemente in buona salute
Modern medicine and research continue to increase life expectancy, but there are still many preventable deaths that take our loved ones away from us. The U.S. has the worst preventable death rate in the world. Though it is improving, this is happening at a rate far slower than other countries like France, Germany, and the UK.
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable mortality in the world (1). Article 14 of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) states that countries should promote cessation of tobacco use and adequate treatment for tobacco dependence (2). Health-care providers asking all patients about their tobacco use and advising tobacco users to quit are evidence-based strategies that increase tobacco abstinence (3).
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest biomedical library is now collecting information from social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook with the hope of using that data to study changes in health behavior.
As you listen to the rigorous discussions that occur within these programs, and witness the passion of the participants, you come away with the sense that while the challenges ahead are significant, the need is great, the opportunity is...
Motivating example: planning a clinical trialHaving reviewed the existing evidence, you believe that β blockers might improve lung function and so reduce hospital admissions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), although...
The NHS is to establish a patient feedback website, styled after the popular travel site TripAdvisor, to allow patients to post complaints online – including those containing potentially derogatory comments about medical staff – and show hospitals' responses to them in real time.