Here’s what people are talking about today, 30 December 2013:
- New research has shown that there are even more benefits to exercise than we can imagine! Most of us know that exercise not only helps control weight, it reduces Type 2 diabetes risk. and risk of heart attack and stroke. It’s the best antidepressant there is and also improves sleep quality. The newest research has added to the litany of positives associated with exercise; it turns out that it can help reduce pain associated with breast cancer treatments — additionally, it’s the best preventive drug there is for those who’ve already experienced a heart attack or stroke.
- A recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that among the most critical health risks facing the world today are diseases caused by bacteria that are impervious to the affects of antibiotics. The report states that 2 million people are stricken with antibiotic resistant diseases every year; 23,000 die as a result.
- Don’t be surprised if you don’t notice much of a difference after you have knee surgery to repair torn cartilage; Finnish researchers are announcing that many arthroscopic knee surgeries are unnecessary and do little for those suffering from meniscus tears in the knee
- The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology have updated their guidelines for women suffering from menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats; the report states that low doses of Prozac and Effexor have proven to be effective in alleviating the symptoms in some women.
- As of today, 1 million people have signed up for under the Affordable Healthcare Act; although this is a landmark for the Obama administration, the enrollment numbers are still well below the 3.3 million enrollments projected