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Home care can help with recovery of people with schizophrenia in low-income countries
Community-based rehabilitation involved lay people, with no experience in mental health care, supporting people with schizophrenia and their families in their homes. Seventy-nine people with schizophrenia, in 27 villages in Ethiopia, were randomly allocated to take part in community-based rehabilitation for one year, in addition to receiving treatment from nurses at the health centre. Our findings suggest that in low-income countries community-based rehabilitation can help with the recovery of people with schizophrenia, when delivered alongside medication from a local health centre.
SourceDaily News Egypt + 3 others
Mar 16, 2022 4
Most Americans, especially men, have suboptimal heart health
The findings, published in full in Circulation, are based on data from more than 23,000 U.S. adults and children who were free of cardiovascular disease at the time of the study. Overall, the mean score among adults was 64.7. Among adults, 19.6% of participants had high cardiovascular health, 62.5% had moderate cardiovascular health and 17.9% had low cardiovascular health. Among children, 2.2% of participants had scores of 100 and 29.1% had high cardiovascular health.
SourceCardiovascular Business
Jun 29, 2022 1
Only 1 in 5 Americans have ideal heart health
Scores below 50 indicate poor heart health, while scores between 50 and 79 mean a person is considered in moderate cardiovascular health. Close to 20 percent of U.S. adults had high cardiovascular health; 62.5 percent were classified as moderate; and 17.9 percent were in the low category. Adults scored lowest in the areas of diet, physical activity and BMI, and overall scores were lower as people aged, the study found.
SourceThe Hill + 2 others
Jun 29, 2022 3
Just 1 in 5 Americans Have Optimal Heart Health: Here's Why
A new study from the American Heart Association finds only 20% of Americans have optimal heart health. They also say measures to improve heart health can reduce your risk of bad health outcomes These include heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Weinberg said that Life’s Essential 8 provides motivation for an individual patient to improve and maintain their cardiovascular health. Experts say the AHA’s Life’s Essential 8 is a helpful tool to find out what aspect of health you most need to work on.
Jun 29, 2022 1
AHA finds 80% of US population has low to moderate heart health, pegs sleep as solution
The My Life Check tool from the AHA uses the Life’s Essential 8 metrics to calculate a cardiovascular health score based on the following eight factors: diet, physical activity, nicotine exposure, amount of sleep, body mass index, blood lipids, blood glucose and blood pressure. The overall cardiovascular health of the US population is significantly below ideal, with 80% of adults scoring at a low or moderate level, according to the first study using Life’s Essential 8 as the measure for cardiovascular health. BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is associated with the highest levels of cardiovascular health.
SourceNutrition Insight
Jun 30, 2022 1
Using AHA's Essential 8, New Study Details Need for Optimized Cardiovascular Health in US
A revamped version of Life’s Simple 7 with a new section dedicated to sleep’s role in cardiovascular health, Life’s Essential 8 also includes an updated scoring system that allows for grading of individual aspects as well as the creation of a composite score for overall cardiovascular health. The overall mean cardiovascular health score among the analytic cohort was 64.7 among adults using all 8 metrics and 65.5 for the 3 metrics, diet, physical activity, and BMI, available among children and adolescents aged 2-19 years of age.
SourcePractical Cardiology
Jun 30, 2022 1
New AHA Checklist: Only 1 in 5 Adults Have Optimal Heart Health
The AHA first defined the seven metrics for optimal CV health in 2010. The average CV health score based on Life's Essential 8 was 64.7 for adults and 65.5 for children — in the moderate range on the 0 to 100 scale. Adult sociodemographic groups varied notably in CV health scores for diet, nicotine exposure, blood glucose, and blood pressure.
Jul 01, 2022 1
AHA's Updated Heart Health Checklist Now Includes Sleep
The American Heart Association has added sleep to its cardiovascular health checklist, which consists of eight factors a person can modify to stay healthy: diet, exercise, tobacco use, weight, cholesterol, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and now, sleep. “Sleep is changeable, and studies show that you can improve aspects of heart health just by improving sleep,” Dr. Grandner says. To get top scores for sleep on the new checklist, adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night. + 1 other
Jul 01, 2022 3
Only 1 in 5 Adults Have Optimal Heart Health
Four of the original indicators have been redefined for consistency with new clinical guidelines or compatibility with new measurement tools, and the scoring system is now applicable to anyone over the age of two. rice field. This is a snapshot of Life’s Essential 8 metrics, including updates. Sleep time is associated with CV health. The results of the first study using Life’s Essential 8 show that the overall CV health of the U.S. population is “well below ideal,” with 80% of adults scoring at low or moderate levels.
Jul 01, 2022 1
Heart Health Less Than 30% Of US Kids Score High In Heart Health, Study Says Heart health only gets worse as kids get older.
Using data compiled through the American Heart Association’s new Life’s Essential 8 heart health scoring system, researchers determined that less than 30% of children aged 2 to 19 have high cardiovascular health. Kids with high cardiovascular health are less likely to have subclinical cardiovascular disease in middle age. For U.S. children, perhaps unsurprisingly, diet was a leading factor in low cardiovascular health scores. Of the eight metrics considered, U.S. adults scored lowest in diet, physical activity, and weight/BMI, and scores generally decreased with age.
Jul 06, 2022 1