Upon returning home, however, thousands of veterans are finding it difficult to adjust to normal driving behavior. Part of the reason for the erratic driving likely is due to combat training, but it also might be caused by traumatic brain injury. The University of Minnesota is studying this issue.
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On average, Twin Cities families, compared with families across the state and nation, have less access to healthy, affordable food. That’s according to new research from the University of Minnesota.
Study author calls for more oversight of the $27 billion supplement industry Taking dietary supplements is supposed to improve health, but in a recent study involving more than 38,000 women, researchers have concluded that women who took supplements had, on average, a 2.4 percent increased risk of dying over the course of the 19-year study, [...]
January is radon awareness month. Radon is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. In fact, radon kills more than 20,000 Americans each year.
It’s cervical cancer awareness month and there’s news to report. Two sets of draft guidelines now recommend that women be screened only once every three years instead of annually.
A common New Year’s resolution is to live a healthier lifestyle by eating a balanced diet and exercising more. But despite our earnest intent, the follow through really is hard. Mark Pereira, a University of Minnesota professor of epidemiology, suggests that we start by having a Holiday resolution. “The average person experiences extra weight gain [...]
Should any man of any age — absent symptoms — ever be screened for prostate cancer using the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test? No, according to draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Public comment on the draft guidelines is open until Dec. 13, 2011. Screening has caused more harm than good University of [...]
President Obama last week scolded tobacco companies for their opposition to the new graphical cigarette package warning labels. He said that the industry is fighting the requirement because it does not want to be honest about the consequences of smoking. graphic labels are already used effectively in other countries. Tha’s according to Harry Lando, a University of Minnesota public health professor.
Determining the best method for training our military combat medics is the goal of an $11 million Department of Defense project. The project will be led by University of Minnesota health sciences researchers.
The location and design of nutrition labels on food packages — first introduced 20 years ago — has come into question based on a new University of Minnesota study that used eye-tracking technology to objectively measure whether or not consumers read the labels.