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Generation Z most likely generation to report poor mental health, report says

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Generation Z most likely generation to report poor mental health, report says

Generation Z is more likely to report mental health issues, like stress, anxiety and depression, than other generations, according to a new report.

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The American Psychological Association surveyed 3,458 adults and 300 teenagers in the United States.

“Our 2018 survey results show that high-profile issues, such as sexual harassment and gun violence, are significant stressors for Gen Z,” the authors wrote.

“America’s youngest adults are most likely of all generations to report poor mental health, and Gen Z is also significantly more likely to seek professional help for mental health issues.”

People of this generation, born between the mid 1990s and early 2000s, report more stress about the state of the country. Their reported stress on a scale of 1-10 is 5.4. Average adults report a 5.3 ranking on the scale.

However, Gen Z, those between 15 and 21 years old, is more positive about the future of the country than other generations, with 71 percent of them stating they were hopeful about what’s ahead, and approximately 60 percent said they were politically involved in the last year.

Minority members of Generation Z, however, were more stressed about certain issues than their white counterparts.

>> Related: Stress cows: Students combat finals tension by paying to brush cows

“For around four in 10 Gen Zs of color, personal debt (41 percent) and housing instability (40 percent) are significant sources of stress, while three in 10 white Gen Zs (30 percent) say the same about personal debt and less than one quarter (24 percent) of this demographic cite housing instability,” the authors wrote.

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The Average Person Will Spend 22 YEARS Of Their Life in Front of a ‘Screen’

I mean, you KNOW you get a lot of ‘screentime’ in during the day....but do you know how much? 

Some researchers have done the math and figured that you’ll spend an average of 22 YEARS OF YOUR LIFE staring at your phone, a computer, or the TV.

So, how did the heck did they come up with this INSANE number?!

They asked Americans how much time per day we spend looking at a ‘screen’ - and found that 42% of our waking hours (about 6 hours and 43 minutes a day) are spent in front of some sort of technology (which, in and of itself is crazy when you stop to think about it).

Now, factor in the fact that the average life expectancy is 78 years...

Crunch some numbers... and you'll spend the equivalent of 7,956 days staring at a screen  - which is a little less than 22 years of your life.

UNLESSSSSSSSSSS you’re living on the edge and scrolling through Facebook while doing the Bird Box Challenge...then you’re ok.

I hate that I have to point out that the last part was a joke, but I do, otherwise someone will email me saying that I’m telling the world that it’s OK to be on the computer with a blindfold on...so, relax and don’t take the following picture very seriously at all.

But seriously...that just cut at LEAST 15-second off of today’s daily total and a win is a win. 

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Generation Z most likely generation to report poor mental health, report says

Joshua Clifford/Via Pixabay

Generation Z most likely generation to report poor mental health, report says

Generation Z is more likely to report mental health issues, like stress, anxiety and depression, than other generations, according to a new report.

>> Read more trending news 

The American Psychological Association surveyed 3,458 adults and 300 teenagers in the United States.

“Our 2018 survey results show that high-profile issues, such as sexual harassment and gun violence, are significant stressors for Gen Z,” the authors wrote.

“America’s youngest adults are most likely of all generations to report poor mental health, and Gen Z is also significantly more likely to seek professional help for mental health issues.”

People of this generation, born between the mid 1990s and early 2000s, report more stress about the state of the country. Their reported stress on a scale of 1-10 is 5.4. Average adults report a 5.3 ranking on the scale.

However, Gen Z, those between 15 and 21 years old, is more positive about the future of the country than other generations, with 71 percent of them stating they were hopeful about what’s ahead, and approximately 60 percent said they were politically involved in the last year.

Minority members of Generation Z, however, were more stressed about certain issues than their white counterparts.

>> Related: Stress cows: Students combat finals tension by paying to brush cows

“For around four in 10 Gen Zs of color, personal debt (41 percent) and housing instability (40 percent) are significant sources of stress, while three in 10 white Gen Zs (30 percent) say the same about personal debt and less than one quarter (24 percent) of this demographic cite housing instability,” the authors wrote.

Meat, poultry recalls nearly double since 2013, study finds

Recalls of food and poultry products have increased significantly since the nation’s last major food safety law, the Food Safety Modernization Act, passed in 2011.

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Recent high-profile recalls — from romaine lettuce to eggs to beef — reveal how fundamental flaws in our current food safety system have led to a jump in these recalls since 2013, a new report from the Public Interest Research Groups found.

>> On AJC.com: Perdue recalls 68,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after wood found in them

According to PIRG, overall recalls since 2013 increased 10 percent, but recalls of the most hazardous meat and poultry products rose 83 percent during the same time frame.

A report from the PIRG Education Fund, based on the study, says new technology might have contributed to the increase, but the reports reveals that element is inconsequential.

>> On AJC.com: Massive beef recall expands; 12 million pounds of meat affected

“Americans should be confident that our food is safe and uncontaminated from dangerous bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella,” it states.

>> On AJC.com: FDA issues recalls for dry dog food

Key findings from this year’s report include:

  • An 83 percent increase in meat and poultry recalls that can cause serious health problems: USDA Class 1 recalls “involve a health hazard situation in which there is a reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death.” This includes recalls of beef for E. coli, poultry for Salmonella and others.
  • Food recalls overall increased by 10 percent between 2013-2018From crackers to children’s cereal to lettuce to meat, we’ve seen the total number of food recalls increase over the last six years.
  • Archaic laws allow meat producers to sell contaminated products: It is currently legal to sell meat that tests positive for dangerous strains of Salmonella. A case study of the recent recall of 12 million pounds of beef sold by JBS could likely have been prevented if it this policy was changed.
  • Bacteria-contaminated water used on vegetables and produce: A case study helps demonstrate how irrigation water polluted by fecal matter from a nearby cattle feedlot likely contaminated romaine lettuce with E. coli in the spring of 2018.
  Johnsonville ground pork patties recalled over possible rubber contamination
  Recall alert: Perdue chicken nuggets recalled due to wood
  Daisyfield sausage recalled due to possible rubber contamination
 

1 egg a day may help keep Type 2 diabetes away, new study says

One day they’re bad for you. The next day they’re “incredible.” Eggs have long been a contentious food.

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The benefits of eating eggs have been winning in the past few years, however. In fact, Healthline.com states, “eggs are pretty much the perfect food. They contain a little bit of almost every nutrient you need.”

new study out of Finland suggests another reason to enjoy an egg: It might stave off Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 — or adult onset — is the more common form of diabetes.

>> On AJC.com: Eat this popular breakfast food daily to avoid heart attacks, strokes

>> On AJC.com: The best way to crack an egg

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland found that subjects who ate an egg every day had a blood metabolite profile related to a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. A metabolite is a product of metabolism.

Eggs have long been a controversial food. Their high cholesterol content caused many people to avoid them. But the Cleveland Clinic says eating eggs in moderation is not only fine, but also beneficial.

>> On AJC.com: Most countries don’t refrigerate their eggs — why do Americans? 

Citing a 2012 study in the journal Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, it found that people who ate moderate amounts of eggs did not show increases in cholesterol when compared to those who cut eggs out of their diets completely.

Similar studies have found the antioxidants in eggs reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and even helped to lower blood pressure.

>> On AJC.com: Noisy workplaces linked to high blood pressure and high cholesterol, study finds

“Although it is too early to draw any causal conclusions, we now have some hints about certain egg-related compounds that may have a role in type 2 diabetes development,” said Stefania Noerman, early stage researcher and lead author of the study. “Further detailed investigations with both cell models and intervention studies in humans ... are needed to understand the mechanisms behind physiological effects of egg intake.”

 

            Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children's hospital

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Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children's hospital

Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for the patients at a Texas children's hospital.

Timberlake took a break from his "Man of the Woods" tour to pop in and pose for pictures with the young patients at HCA Healthcare's Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio.

A video of the kids was widely shared all week, with many in their hospital beds as they danced to Timberlake's hit "Can't Stop The Feeling" with its refrain of "got some sunshine in my pocket." The kids held up signs that read "JT See me!" and on Friday afternoon JT obliged.

One girl in a picture with Timberlake held up a sign that read "JT saw me!"

The 37-year-old pop star recently resumed his tour after canceling several dates because of bruised vocal chords.


            Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File

Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday.

The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves' disease in the past few days.

Treatment is necessary and will include "significant time" in the hospital, according to the family statement provided by show producer and distributor Debmar-Mercury.

Williams has a strong desire to return to work but must focus on her "personal and physical well-being," the family said, adding a request that her privacy be respected.

Williams, 54, is married to Kevin Hunter.

She is on the mend from another health problem, a shoulder fracture she suffered in December, the statement said.

The host revealed the Graves' disease diagnosis on her show last February, when she announced a three-week hiatus.

Graves' disease leads to the overproduction of thyroid hormones and can cause wide-ranging symptoms and affect overall health.

In October 2017, Williams fainted on stage during her show, saying later she became overheated while wearing a bulky Halloween costume.

Debmar-Mercury said that it "wholeheartedly" supports Williams' decision to take the time she needs. She will be welcomed back when she is ready, the company said.

Repeats of "The Wendy Williams Show" will air during the week of Jan. 21, to be followed by original episodes with guest hosts.

 

 

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