Category Archives: Aging

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…

Can dementia be prevented with stricter blood pressure control?  – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated whether intensive blood pressure control could help prevent dementia in patients with high blood pressure. Dementia is characterized by a loss of cognitive functioning that interferes with the ability to perform daily activities. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the clinical state between normal…

Тренировки на выносливость помогают бороться со старением? – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ученые сравнили влияние упражнений на выносливость, высокоинтенсивных интервальных и силовых тренировок на борьбу со старением.   Физические упражнения широко рекомендуются для профилактики заболеваний и здорового старения. Однако пока неясно, какое влияние оказывают различные виды тренировок на процесс старения на клеточном уровне. Наши клетки содержат ДНК, организованную в длинные нитевидные хромосомы. Они…

How is blood sugar control linked to the risk of fractures in type 1 diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 3 minutes Scientists presented a new study to depict the effect of blood sugar levels of people with type 1 diabetes in the development of fractures. Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide. Type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes can occur in younger ages due to the pancreas not producing any insulin. This leads…

Do statins increase the risk of a brain hemorrhage? – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 4 minutes Researchers in Denmark conduct the world’s largest study to determine whether statins increase the risk of a brain hemorrhage in patients without a stroke history. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when bleeding in the brain causes swelling and increased pressure, resulting in damage to brain cells and tissues. Intracerebral hemorrhaging is when…

New findings on the causes of Alzheimer’s disease point to particular gene  – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study published in Nature Neuroscience examined the role of the TREM2 gene in the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and how this gene may be used for the development of treatments.   Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and affects approximately 70% of individuals with dementia. It…

New leukemia treatment shows promising results in phase-3 clinical trial – Medical News Bulletin

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia affects many older adults. Researchers from the United States recently tested Ibrutinib, a newly approved targeted drug, as a new leukemia treatment in a clinical study.   Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a type of cancer that starts in blood stem cells, in which the bone marrow makes too many white blood cell….