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Poor Healthcare Linked to Millions of Death Worldwide.

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A two-year project in which 30 academics, policymakers, and health experts examined how to measure and improve healthcare quality worldwide concluded that poor-quality healthcare leads to about 5 million deaths per year in developing countries. They found that poor-quality care is a major cause of deaths from treatable conditions, such as cardiovascular deaths, neonatal conditions, road injury, tuberculosis, HIV, and other infectious disease. Additionally, lack of access to care is a significant factor in deaths from cancer, mental and neurological ...

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Air Pollution Linked to Dementia.

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Among a group of 130,978 United Kingdom residents, researchers found that those living in areas with higher levels of air pollution had up to a 40% increased risk for developing dementia over the following decade.

BMJ Open, September 2018

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What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

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Loss of bladder control is called urinary incontinence (UI). It is a common condition that becomes more prominent with age. Common causes include weakened and stretched pelvic muscles in women following childbirth; certain medications; being overweight or obese, which increases pressure on the bladder and related muscles; urinary tract infection; vascular disease; and diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis. In many instances, UI can be treated with simple exercises and bladder training, though serious cases may require more ...

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Does Spinal Manipulation Improve Pulmonary Function?

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Thoracic spinal manipulation may improve pulmonary function in stroke patients. In this study, researchers tested the pulmonary function of 36 stroke patients before and after they received either a thoracic spinal adjustment or a sham treatment. The participants in the thoracic manipulation group experienced significant improvements in forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume at one second.

Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics, August 2018

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Nearly 1.5 Billion Adults Worldwide Face Disease Because of Inactivity.

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Living a sedentary lifestyle has put more than one-quarter of adults worldwide at risk for serious disease. Current guidelines call for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week. Based on an analysis of survey data, researchers report that nearly one-third of women and one-quarter of men worldwide failed to meet these levels in 2016, placing them at a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and certain types of cancer.

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