Monthly Archives: April 2019

Can aerobic exercise help with concussion recovery in teenagers? – Medical News Bulletin

A study explored the efficacy of aerobic exercise compared to a less intense stretching program to help adolescents recover from concussions related to sports injuries.   Concussions related to sports injuries are a significant public health problem without effective treatment. Up to 30% of children and adolescents have symptoms such as confusion, amnesia, dizziness, ringing…

Study shows Alzheimer’s memory loss could potentially be reversed – Medical News Bulletin

A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss, occurring during the later stages of the disease. But what if it was possible to restore memories? Researchers in Buffalo, New York are investigating how this could be possible.   The combination of environmental and genetic risk factors results in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. For example,…

Light exercise decreases the risk of heart disease in women 63 and older – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently studied if frequent light exercise reduces the risk of heart disease in older women.   Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the leading cause of mortality around the world. Heart attack and coronary heart disease (CHD) rates are more prevalent among women aged 85 and above. Under the age of 85, heart attacks and…

Light exercise decreases the risk of heart disease in women 63 and older – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently studied if frequent light exercise reduces the risk of heart disease in older women.   Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the leading cause of mortality around the world. Heart attack and coronary heart disease (CHD) rates are more prevalent among women aged 85 and above. Under the age of 85, heart attacks and…

Higher doses of vitamin D supplements may be unnecessary for seniors – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigated the effect of vitamin D supplements on bone mineral density in older individuals.   Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body to absorb calcium and maintain strong teeth, muscles, bones, and cartilages. Vitamin D can also protect the bones from diseases such as osteoporosis, risk of falls, fractures, rickets, and…

Higher doses of vitamin D supplements may be unnecessary for seniors – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigated the effect of vitamin D supplements on bone mineral density in older individuals.   Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body to absorb calcium and maintain strong teeth, muscles, bones, and cartilages. Vitamin D can also protect the bones from diseases such as osteoporosis, risk of falls, fractures, rickets, and…

How effective is a food log for weight loss? – Medical News Bulletin

In a study published in Obesity, researchers investigated whether the use of a food log for weight loss is effective although it is time-consuming.   There are over one billion overweight adults worldwide. The global weight loss and management market are expected to be worth $278.95 billion by the end of 2023. Weight loss methods…

Do urban parks increase happiness? – Medical News Bulletin

New research published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research determined whether visiting urban parks can influence emotional well-being. In today’s rapidly developing world, there is increasingly less green space as more buildings are being built and ecosystems are being destroyed. Parks are a great way to preserve plant and animal life in urban…

Is evening exercise good for your sleep and appetite? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigated whether evening exercise actually has a negative impact on sleep and appetite.  Specifically, the researchers studied the effect of evening high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) on these bodily functions. It is a common belief that exercising before bedtime disrupts one’s sleep and should be avoided.  Disrupted sleep also affects one’s appetite and caloric intake. …

Do marijuana edibles harm patients with heart disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently examined a patient case who developed chest pain and obstructed blood flow to the heart after consuming a marijuana lollipop.   The use of marijuana carries risk and side effects, just like all other medications. In a recent case, inappropriate dosing and consumption of marijuana by an older patient with stable cardiovascular disease…