A critical dimension of promoting health in the modern age is ensuring governmental systems dedicated to the general advancement of people. The “healthy state” has proven its power in practice and is common to all of the world’s most advanced nations. The alternative is a state built, in whole or part, for the enrichment of whatever leader, caste, or party holds office – resulting in cascading corruption, disinvestment, injustice, and disaffection in society. Click here to see a partial list of the World’s Wealthiest Heads of State, which became slightly out of date today.
In a preliminary report released today, researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine have found a significant correlation between salt use and stroke risk – notably, regardless of blood pressure levels. The study examined over 2600 people and found a 250% increase in the likelihood of a stroke among people using more than two tablespoons of salt per day, compared with people who used less than a half-tablespoon of salt per day. Note that the study is preliminary and does not show causation. Learn more about the new findings at Salt And Stroke Risk.
Researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard University have found a strong link between the early weaning of babies and later obesity. In the study, babies introduced to solid foods before four months of age were six times more likely to be obese at age three, a predictor of adult obesity. The effect was strongest in bottle-fed babies and underscores the advantages of a natural diet of breast milk for infants. Learn more about the new study at Natural Infant Eating.
A new 83-study meta-analysis by the University of South Wales has found a significant correlation and potential causal link between marijuana use and the onset of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia. The findings support theoretical models that predict negative effects on neurotransmission and brain chemistry from prolonged drug-use, particularly during brain development in childhood and adolescence. Learn more about the study at Marijuana-Psychosis Link.