Category Archives: Aging

TENS may improve recovery after hysterectomy, study suggests

[ad_1] TENS is a method of therapy that is sometimes used for pain relief in a variety of conditions. This complementary treatment is most commonly used to treat muscle and joint pain, for example, low back pain. A recent study investigated the potential for TENS to be used to treat post-surgical pain following hysterectomy. Transcutaneous electrical…

How do different types of exercise affect bone mineral density?

[ad_1] Osteoporosis is often a concern for postmenopausal women. Bone mineral density can decrease with age, and the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures increases. But is there anything that can be done to impact these risks and how does exercise affect bone mineral density?  Many research studies have investigated whether exercise is able to…

Spices and herbs not only add flavour to dishes, but may also help reduce blood pressure, study says

[ad_1] Adding spices and herbs not only adds flavour to your food but may also help improve 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure, according to a new study. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study shows that consuming a diet high in herbs and spices may benefit those with cardiometabolic diseases.1  Are herbs and spices…

Exposure to greenspace may promote early childhood development, study finds

[ad_1] Spending time in greenspace may contribute to early childhood development due to reduced pollution and noise exposure. This finding has emerged from a Vancouver-based study that followed 27,000+ children born between 2000 and 2005.1  The study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and conducted by the University of British Columbia (UBC), set…

Link between Crohn’s disease and fatty tissue around the intestine

[ad_1] New research led by researchers at the University of Limerick and a team from University Hospital Limerick in Ireland explored the link between Crohn’s disease and fatty tissue around the intestine. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel condition that can occur in different areas of the digestive tract. Several factors play a role…

Link between COVID-19 and hearing loss

[ad_1] A recently published study has discovered that COVID-19 may infect the inner ear. The study provides a promising explanation for why some COVID-19 patients have hearing loss post-infection.  SARS-CoV-2 may target the cochlea The study, published in Nature’s Communications Medicine journal, studied why some people experience hearing loss, ringing of the ears – or…

Blood clots have been identified in Long COVID patients

[ad_1] A recent study is the first to reveal that COVID-19 can leave micro clots post-infection. These blood clots may contribute to persistent COVID-related symptoms post-infection including fatigue and muscle weakness, also termed Long COVID.  What is “Long COVID”?  The research group led by Professor Resia Pretorius at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, set out…