The rise of ‘eco-anxiety’: Climate change affects our mental health, too

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently declared climate change a health emergency, reflecting similar positions taken by a growing list of peak medical bodies around the world. The AMA’s statement highlights the significant impacts climate change is having on physical health, including an increase in climate-related deaths. The World Health Continue Reading

Pole dancing popularity on the rise

Research from The University of Western Australia has found that although there is still a stigma associated with pole dancing, the activity is quickly growing in popularity in Australia with many women finding great benefits for their mental and physical health. Joanna Nicholas, from the UWA School of Human Sciences—Exercise Continue Reading

Total heart disease deaths on the rise

Total deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension—known collectively as cardiometabolic disease—have been increasing since 2011, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows. Cardiometabolic disease is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. While the overall rate of heart disease deaths decreased over time, the rate of decline slowed after Continue Reading

Fake opioid addiction treatments on the rise: FDA and FTC sending stern warnings to those profiting off the illness

The skyrocketing number of fake opioid addiction treatments have prompted the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to issue sharp admonishments to pharmaceutical companies that hawk such products, said a Daily Mail article. The warning comes in the wake of numerous companies rushing Continue Reading

Is glyphosate contributing to the rise in autism? What mice models tell us…

Recent experiments on autistic laboratory mice have established a connection between human autism and the negative effects of the herbicide glyphosate, warned a chilling Green Med Info news article. Glyphosate is the activate ingredient in the prevalent herbicide Roundup, which is used on important food crops. The chemical has deleterious effects on human Continue Reading

Personalized nutrition on the rise in the sports and fitness community

From hobbyists to Olympic athletes to coaches, more and more members of the sports and fitness community are embracing personalized nutrition, reported a NutraIngredients article. Companies like Nestlé and Campbell’s Soup are investing millions of dollars into the rapidly-expanding sector. Olympians, professional sports players and coaches, Spartan racers, and serious amateur Continue Reading

Sexual promiscuity on the rise among grandparents: STDs and HIV cases increasing among divorcees over 50

An increase in the number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases among people over the age of 50 has led researchers to believe that this could be because of the surging sexual proclivity among the “silver splitters”. In a recent study that was conducted by researchers from the European Centre Continue Reading