Science Reveals Simple Steps to Health — 4 Latest Examples

Health is sim­ple.  We just keep mak­ing it com­pli­cat­ed.

We need all of the high tech med­ical pro­ce­dures and tests that sci­ence can devel­op.  But huge steps for­ward in health — of indi­vid­u­als and also of soci­ety — can come from imple­ment­ing much hum­bler ideas.  We need to imple­ment sci­en­tif­ic com­mon sense and shared pub­lic health val­ues.

Here are four of the latest scientific research reports that illustrate this theme.

Work stress adds nearly $200 billion to the nation’s healthcare bill

Workplace stress

Instead of excess spend­ing on fan­cy med­ical tests, let’s do some­thing to min­i­mize work stress and save our­selves some mon­ey instead.

Fasting for part of each day saves you from flab — regardless of the food you eat

value of overnight fasting

Here are two oth­er rea­sons to stop your eat­ing before 8pm.

Poor doctor-patient communication can make your problem worse.

Skilled, atten­tive lis­ten­ing is an expe­ri­ence that should be part of your dai­ly life with fam­i­ly and friends.  But it’s also a form of med­ical inter­ven­tion.

Prolonged use of many common drugs increases the risk for dementia

The drugs that were shown to  increase the risk of demen­tia were drugs that had an anti-cholin­er­gic effect, and includ­ed some aller­gy drugs, old­er types of anti-depres­sants, and drugs for blad­der con­trol.

There are near­ly always alter­na­tives, includ­ing non-drug options.


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