The World Health Organization is a body within the United Nations that is responsible for “providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends,” according to the WHO website. The WHO is constantly releasing statistical reports on trends and instances of specific health conditions. This month, the WHO released a report entitled, “International perspectives on spinal cord injury” that addresses spinal cord injuries.
The report reveals that up to 500,000 people worldwide suffer from a...Read More »
Skateboarding is a popular recreational activity among young people, especially in urban areas. Unfortunately, vehicles and concrete surfaces can be hazardous for adventurous skateboarders. A study by researchers from the University of Southern California revealed that head trauma is a widespread injury among skateboarders who fall or become struck by a vehicle. However, this risk is lowered when an individual wears a helmet. Skateboarders ride many different sizes of boards, and new research suggests that riders of longer boards may have unique risks. According to a study by researchers from Brigham Young University, longboarders may be at a greater risk for head injuries than riders who choose to use a shorter skateboard.
The data revealed that approximately 57.5...Read More »
When a person reaches the middle age, he or she has most likely experienced a situation that is stressful. From raising children to budgeting finances, a middle-aged person has an eventful day-to-day life. Other experiences that could lead to stress include divorce, caring for elder parents, widowhood and more. A new study featured in the journal BMJ Open reveals that there may be a link between stress in middle-age and the rise of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, according to NPR.Read More »