M.-F. King, C.J. Noakes, P.A. Sleigh, M.A. Camargo-Valero. “Bioaerosol deposition in single and two-bed hospital rooms: A numerical and experimental study.” Building and Environment, 27 September 2012.
Soccer (football outside the US) helps men with high blood pressure to improve their fitness, normalize their blood pressure. and reduce their risk of stroke.
Found in green leafy vegetables, increased consumption of phylloquinone (Vitamin K1) may lower the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by as much as 51%.
Curcumin, the spice compound that gives curry its yellow color and pungent flavor, may inhibit formation of metastases, in a lab model of prostate cancer.
A major potential source of serious infection, hospital superbugs like MRSA can float on air currents and contaminate surfaces far from infected patients’ beds.
Sitting for protracted periods of time increases risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death.
Regional (US) stroke registry data suggests that stroke may be shifting from a disease of the elderly to a mid-life health concern.
A regular exercise program that focuses on intensity of activity, rather than duration, may significantly reduce the risk of markers implicated in diabetes
By keeping the lungs healthy, people may increase their retention of cognitive functions as they age.
Lycopene, an antioxidant compound that gives tomatoes their bright color, reduces the risk of stroke by up to 55%.
Increased magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.
Study results suggest that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of aqcuiring respiratory infections in winter.
Severe influenza and exposure to high-intensity vibrations raise a person’s risks of developing Parkinson's Disease later in life.
People who drink hot tea or coffee are 50% less likely to carry methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their noses.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that medical errors and hospital-acquired infections injure more people each year than airplane travel.
Exophiala species black yeast fungi show remarkable tolerance to heat, high salt concentrations, aggressive detergents, and to both acid and alkaline water.
Cellphones used by hospital patients and their visitors are twice as likely to contain potentially dangerous bacteria, compared to those of healthcare workers.
A study on mice shows that granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor significantly reduces symptoms and prevents death after a lethal dose of flu virus.
Dietary fiber may reduce the risks of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, or death from any cause over a 9-year period.
Species loss in ecosystems such as forests and fields results in increases in pathogens, or disease-causing organisms.
With over 90,000 Americans dying from hospital-based infections annually, study examines the variability in compliance of healthcare providers to hand hygeine.
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#70 - Chores, The Hidden Fatbuster
• House cleaning: 176-317 calories per hour
• Gardening: 352 calories per hour
• Moving furniture: 422 calories per hour
• Painting or wallpapering the house: 317 calories per hour
• Shoveling snow (by hand): 422 calories per hour
• Sweeping the driveway: 281 calories per hour