RWJ Health Connect | Patient PortalGo
  • 1-888-MD-RWJUH
  • YouTube

Health Library

Results 1 - 10 of 1868
Search Results:  L (1868)
  • Lack of Sleep Takes Big Bite Out of World Economies

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Lack of Sleep Takes Big Bite Out of World Economies WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Too little shut-eye can have far-reaching effects -- even financial ones, a new report says. Reduced productivity and an increased risk of death linked to lack of sleep among U.S. workers cost the nation's economy as much as $411 billion a year. That's more than 2 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), the report revealed. Lack of sleep leads to the loss of about 1.2 million working days a ye...

  • Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating low-carbohydrate meals may lead to healthy changes in a woman's metabolism that don't occur when consuming higher-carbohydrate meals, a small study suggests. The researchers also found that the timing of exercise may play a role in how beneficial it is for your metabolism. The study's senior author, Katarina Borer, said the study illustrates that small changes can make a difference, such as watching the kinds of foods ...

  • Lengthy Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Vision

    Posted: 12/06/2016

    Lengthy Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Vision MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have pinpointed the cause of a vision problem affecting astronauts who have completed long-duration space missions. The condition -- called visual impairment intracranial pressure (VIIP) -- has been reported by nearly two-thirds of astronauts after extended time on the International Space Station. The astronauts experienced blurred vision and were found to have structural changes, such as flattening ...

  • Lifestyle, Stress May Play Role in Heart Rhythm Disorder

    Posted: 11/29/2016

    Lifestyle, Stress May Play Role in Heart Rhythm Disorder SATURDAY, Nov. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stress and poor heart-health habits significantly increase the risk of a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, two preliminary studies suggest. The irregular or quivering heartbeat associated with atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications, the American Heart Association says. One new study included more than 6,500 adults wi...

  • Low Blood Sugar Linked to Death Risk for Hospital Patients

    Posted: 11/27/2016

    Low Blood Sugar Linked to Death Risk for Hospital Patients THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients with low blood sugar may be at increased risk for death, a new study from Israel suggests. The study included nearly 3,000 patients with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Nearly 32 percent died by the end of the follow-up period. For patients with moderate hypoglycemia, the risk of death was higher among those taking insulin than among those not taking insulin. For those with severe hyp...

  • Live Fish at School May Reel in Future Scientists: Study

    Posted: 11/17/2016

    Live Fish at School May Reel in Future Scientists: Study THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bringing live fish to school helps teach kids about biology and improves their attitudes about science, new research suggests. The study included nearly 20,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade who watched zebrafish develop from single cells to swimming larvae with beating hearts and distinct colors over a week. During that time, students in all grades showed significant learning gains and also...

  • Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Bladder Cancer Risk: Study

    Posted: 11/15/2016

    Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Bladder Cancer Risk: Study TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels may increase the risk of bladder cancer, researchers report. Five of seven studies the researchers reviewed linked low vitamin D levels with an higher risk of bladder cancer. In experiments with the cells that line the bladder, the researchers found that the cells activate and respond to vitamin D. This, in turn, can stimulate an immune response, the study authors said. The finding is...

  • Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids

    Posted: 11/10/2016

    Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Summer vacation may bring unexpected weight gain for young children, a new study finds. Researchers tracked more than 18,000 children from the start of kindergarten through the end of second grade. They found that the kids' rate of overweight increased from 23 percent to 29 percent during that time. The researchers also saw that the rate of obesity rose from 9 percent to 11.5 percent. All of these increases occu...

  • Lack of Sleep May Stretch Your Waistline

    Posted: 11/10/2016

    Lack of Sleep May Stretch Your Waistline THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Too little sleep may contribute to a larger waistline, researchers say. The new research included 11 studies with a total of 172 participants. Compared to those who got enough sleep, those who were sleep-deprived consumed an average of 385 more calories a day. That's equal to the calories in about four and a half slices of bread. Sleep deprivation didn't have a significant effect on how many calories people burned. That ...

  • Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk?

    Posted: 11/03/2016

    Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk? WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who obtain good pain relief during labor may have to worry less about postpartum depression later, new research suggests. "Reducing pain during labor is associated with a reduced risk for postpartum depression," said study leader Dr. Grace Lim, director of obstetric anesthesiology at Magee-Women's Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Postpartum depression is a common condition, affecting...