Monthly Archives: May 2018

Researchers find the best formula to calculate body fat percentage – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Scientists developed distinct formulas to estimate body fat percentage in men and women based on simple body circumference measurements. The most widely used and accepted measure of body fat and weight is the body mass index (BMI). This measure, however, is flawed and sometimes does not produce an accurate depiction of health. Recently, clinicians…

Prostate cancer: Are MRI-guided biopsies a better diagnostic method? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] A recent study compared the use of MRI to guide targeted biopsies with the standard diagnostic tool for detecting prostate cancer in men. The ideal diagnostic method for detecting cancer is one that is minimally invasive, has few side effects, and a high rate of identifying patients who would benefit from treatment. Typically, men…

How does major depressive disorder change the brain in teenage girls? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] A study looked at the connection between neural systems and resilience, in determining the development of major depressive disorder in adolescent girls. Major depressive disorder is a common occurrence in adolescents. In fact, one in three female adolescents in the United States is diagnosed with this illness, and it is the most likely cause…

Sleep deficiency, not sleepiness, may increase the likelihood of a car crash – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Researchers in the United States determine the differences between sleep deficiency and sleepiness on the risk of a car crash. Many people suffer from sleep deficiency, defined as an insufficient amount of sleep. Possible causes for sleep deficiency include a habitually short sleep duration and sleep apnea. A symptom of sleep deficiency is excessive…

Can intermittent fasting improve health? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] A recent study determines whether intermittent fasting twice a week can improve health compared to diets that continuously restrict calories. Excess weight is considered a risk factor for the development of chronic conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Weight loss may improve cardiometabolic parameters reducing risk. The benefits of weight loss strategies such as…

How effective is yoga for PTSD? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] A recent study in BMC Psychiatry examines the impact of yoga for PTSD as a complementary treatment to psychotherapeutic intervention. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a public health problem that has a worldwide prevalence of 6.1%. Substantial traumatic experiences result in PTSD and it commonly occurs among victims of violence, survivors of wars or…

Are clicky hips in babies a symptom of hip dysplasia? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Nie and colleagues investigate whether clicky hips are a potential symptom of hip dysplasia in British infants. A clicky hip in babies has historically been considered a sign of the underlying pathological condition of hip dysplasia. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, as the femur, or thigh bone, contains the “ball”…

A safe alternative to commercial hair dye – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Commerical hair dyes contain a number of chemicals that may be toxic and carcinogenic. A new study published in the journal Chem assessed the effectiveness of a non-toxic carbon-based hair dye called graphene oxide. Hair color is determined by two types of melanin that provide pigmentation to hair follicles: eumelanin and phenomelanin. In general,…

Can exercise help slow cognitive decline with Parkinson’s disease? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] A recent study evaluated whether exercise programs can help to slow the cognitive decline often associated with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a disease of the brain commonly found in the older populations. It is a degenerative disease that causes a massive decrease in the ability of its patients to move properly. In the…

How do midday naps affect glycemic control in type 2 diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Sleep is important for overall health, and in patients with type 2 diabetes, short nighttime sleep duration can interfere with their ability to control blood sugar. Researchers determine whether midday naps are able to reverse the negative effects of short nighttime sleep duration in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diet, physical activity, and sleep…