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ACS Inaugural Report Shows Mortality for Preventable Cancers Among Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders in U.S. is 2-3 times as High as White People
“ATLANTA, May 1, 2024 — The American Cancer Society (ACS) today released a first-of-its-kind Cancer Facts & Figures for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Other Pacific Islander People, 2024-2026. This report shows that despite limited disaggregated data, there is wide variation in the cancer burden among ethnic groups that make up this fast-growing population. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States nationally but ranks first in Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese individuals, with lung cancer the leading cause of death in men of every Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander (AANHPI) ethnic group. Death rates for other largely preventable cancers like liver, stomach, and cervical cancers in Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander people are about 2-3 times as high as White people.”

A Massive Study Is Revealing Why Exercise Is So Good for Our Health
“We all know that exercise is good for us. A brisk walk of roughly an hour a day can stave off chronic diseases, including heart or blood vessel issues and Type 2 diabetes. Regular exercise delays memory loss due to aging, boosts the immune system, slashes stress, and may even increase lifespan.”

Mindfulness training reduces dropout rates and relapses in opioid addiction treatment
“Supplementing standard opioid addiction treatment with Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) -; an intervention that incorporates mindfulness training, savoring skills, and cognitive reappraisal -; cuts program dropout rates by 59 percent and relapses by 42 percent, according to Rutgers-led research.”

Linking Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Severity With Metabolic Syndrome Features: An Integrative Study on Clinical and Radiological Fronts
“Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a widespread cause of chronic liver disease, ranging from simple steatosis to severe conditions like non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis. Despite its similarity to alcohol-induced liver damage, NAFLD affects individuals with no significant alcohol consumption. This study explores the association between NAFLD, bone mineral density (BMD), insulin resistance, and subclinical inflammation, focusing on the Asian Indian population.”

“We know what we should be eating, but we don’t always do that.” How and why people eat the way they do: a qualitative study with rural australians
“There is evidence that most people are aware of the importance of healthy eating and have a broad understanding regarding types of food that enhance or detract from health. However, greater health literacy does not always result in healthier eating. Andreasen’s Social Marketing Model and Community-Based Social Marketing both posit that, in order to change health behaviours, it is crucial to understand reasons for current behaviours and perceived barriers and benefits to improved behaviours. Limited research has been conducted, however, that explores these issues with general populations. This study aimed to help address this gap in the evidence using a qualitative methodology.”

Oprah Winfrey, 70, Opens Up About Weight Loss and How to ‘Dismantle the Current Diet Culture’
“Oprah Winfrey plans to “dismantle the current diet culture” beginning with an upcoming special in partnership with WeightWatchers. Making The Shift: A New Way to Think About Weight will air on WeightWatchers’ YouTube May 9 at 6 p.m. EST. The star opens up about weight loss and shame.”

Raw meat-based diet for pets linked to drug-resistant bacteria, prompting concerns over public health risks
“In a recent study published in the journal Eurosurveillance, researchers investigated the potential role of the increasingly popular ‘raw meat-based diets (RMBDs)’ as reservoirs and human and pet infection risks for bacteria such as Salmonella sp. and pathogenic Escherichia coli.”

Survivor’s guilt: what it is and how to manage it
“The emotional impacts of cancer can last long after treatment is completed. Guilt is just one of the many emotions that may come up for cancer survivors. If you feel this way, you’re far from alone. “Experiencing survivor’s guilt is incredibly common,” says Catherine Powers, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist in Palliative, Rehabilitation & Integrative Medicine. Ahead, our experts talk more about survivor’s guilt, why it occurs and how to cope.”