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…

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…

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…

Exercise linked to decreased colon cancer risk – Medical News Bulletin

The Journal of Physiology published research that highlights the link between exercise and decreased tumour growth in colon cancer.   As time passes by, the baby-boomer generation increases in age and consequently, the global population’s median age also increases. With older age, comes a higher risk of chronic diseases. Cancer, specifically colon cancer, is the…

What causes noise-induced hearing loss? – Medical News Bulletin

Scientists discovered a novel mechanism as to why there is a temporary numbness in the ears due to noise-induced hearing loss.   Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by sudden single exposure to loud sound or continuous noise exposure for a prolonged time period. Apart from being uncomfortable, it damages the delicate structures of the inner…

Can the benefits of green tea improve muscle health in people with diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study evaluated the benefits of green tea polyphenols on glucose regulation and skeletal muscle metabolism in mice with elevated blood glucose levels. Green tea is a popular drink in many parts of the world. The well-recognized benefits of green tea include its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and weight loss properties. Numerous studies have evaluated…

Mild cognitive impairment and the effects of exercise on the brain – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers examined the blood flow of individuals with mild cognitive impairment in order to understand the effects of exercise on the brain. It is believed that changes in blood flow in the brain result in the impairments experienced by those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). There is currently no cure for the condition, but as…