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Cancer mortality rates decline, health disparities persist
“While cancer mortality rates declined in the U.S. between 2000 and 2020, racial and ethnic disparities persisted for many cancers, a study published January 12 in JAMA Health Forum found.”

Study explores intratumoral microbiota as a novel frontier in cancer research
“In a recent article published in Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy, researchers present scientific knowledge gathered so far about the concept of intratumoral microbiota. The researchers retrospectively reviewed all historical milestones in the microbes-based anticancer therapy arena. Further, they summarized the characteristics of intratumoral microbes in various tumors and their effects on cancer development and antitumor immunity.”

Other People’s Emotions Are Contagious: How To Keep Them From Making You Sick
“Sharing germs is inevitable when living in close quarters with loved ones. If you catch a cold, they’ll likely catch a cold, and vice-versa. But illnesses aren’t the only thing that’s contagious in a close-knit household. According to research, feelings can be just as infectious. This phenomenon is called “emotional contagion,” and affects anyone in a serious relationship.”

The Power of Physical Activity: Promoting Mental Well-being in Older Adults
“Engaging in moderate-to-intense physical activity for as little as 10 minutes daily for five times a week appears to reduce the risk for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults. This finding underscores the potential benefits of regular physical activity in promoting mental well-being among older individuals. The study suggests that even a small amount of exercise can have a positive impact on mental health, emphasizing the importance of staying physically active as we age.”

Combining Creative Arts Therapies and Nutrition Education: An Integrative Approach to Improving Health of Overweight Postmenopausal Women
“A recent pilot study conducted by Drexel University has opened a new frontier in the field of health and wellness for overweight, postmenopausal women. The study used an innovative approach, combining nutrition education and creative arts therapies as an intervention to improve both physical and psychosocial wellbeing among the participants. The results showed significant improvements in various areas, including psychosocial wellbeing, quality of life, self-efficacy, stress, anxiety, and body image. Notably, there was also a decrease in BMI and blood pressure readings.”

Changing your diet can actually help with anxiety, new research suggests
“We all know what we eat can have an impact on our bodies, but new research shows it could affect our minds too. It turns out, one of the best cures for anxiety — which affects 40 million people in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health — could be changing what you eat. A new Harvard Health medical study suggests that foods that are naturally rich in magnesium — like leafy greens, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains — as well as zinc — think oysters, cashews, liver, beef and egg yolks — could help you feel calmer and ease your mental state.”