The higher your daily step count, the lower your risk of death per year, according to a new analysis – but the link only goes so far. We have long been encouraged to walk as a way of improving health, but many studies on its benefits have focused on people in their early 60s and… Read More
Linking Combat Mortality & Medical Evacuation Transport Time
Research Paper Title Impact of prehospital medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) transport time on combat mortality in patients with non-compressible torso injury and traumatic amputations: a retrospective study. Background In combat operations, patients with traumatic injuries require expeditious evacuation to improve survival. Studies have shown that long transport times are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Limited… Read More
Outlining the Role of Physical Fitness in Mortality among Men with Type 2 Diabetes
Research Paper Title Combating Sloth as Well as Gluttony: The Role of Physical Fitness in Mortality among Men with Type 2 Diabetes. Introduction In this issue, Wei and associates report the results of their survey of 1,263 men with type 2 diabetes who self-reported their physical activity and were evaluated for physical fitness and cardiovascular… Read More
Highlighting the Association between Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness & Physical Inactivity as Predictors of Mortality in Men with Type 2 Diabetes
Research Paper Title Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Physical Inactivity as Predictors of Mortality in Men with Type 2 Diabetes. Background Although physical activity is recommended as a basic treatment for patients with diabetes, its long-term association with mortality in these patients is unknown. Objective To evaluate the association of low cardiorespiratory fitness and physical inactivity… Read More
Examining Patterns of Sedentary Behaviour & Mortality in US Middle-Aged & Older Adults
Research Paper Title Patterns of Sedentary Behavior and Mortality in U.S. Middle-Aged and Older Adults: A National Cohort Study. Background Excessive sedentary time is ubiquitous in Western societies. Previous studies have relied on self-reporting to evaluate the total volume of sedentary time as a prognostic risk factor for mortality and have not examined whether the… Read More
Are IQ & Mental Health Problems Predictors of Future Disability Benefits & Early Mortality for Young (Military) Men?
Research Paper Title IQ and mental health are vital predictors of work drop out and early mortality. Multi-state analyses of Norwegian male conscripts. Background Disability benefits and sick leave benefits represents huge costs in western countries. The pathways and prognostic factors for receiving these benefits seen in recent years are complex and manifold. The researchers… Read More
Identifying the Incidence, Risk Factors & Mortality of ARDS in Combat Casualty Care
Research Paper Title Incidence, risk factors, and mortality associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome in combat casualty care. Background The overall incidence and mortality of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in civilian trauma settings have decreased over the past four decades; however, the epidemiology and impact of ARDS on modern combat casualty care are unknown.… Read More
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