Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

Can a dietary supplement protect against cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease? – Medical News Bulletin

This post contains affiliate links. When you shop using these links we earn a commission that helps support the website – at no extra cost to you – allowing us to continue to bring you up to date health and medical news. A protein fragment derived from soybeans shown to protect against cognitive decline in…

Is intermittent fasting healthier for women? – Medical News Bulletin

A study of the benefits of intermittent fasting comparing male and female mice suggests intermittent fasting for women may have different results. With the global obesity epidemic, a search for a simple but effective solution continues. Diets can be hard to follow, trying to figure portion size, macros, and calories. While exercise is great for…

Which is safer – copper or hormone-releasing intrauterine device? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study compared the risk of cancer between non-hormonal-copper and hormone‑releasing intrauterine device users. An intrauterine device is a small device placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. There are two types of intrauterine devices: the non-hormonal-copper and the hormone-releasing intrauterine devices. As with any birth control, these devices also offer benefits and risks….

Imaging features of COVID-19 respiratory disease – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers studied the imaging features of COVID-19 respiratory disease and investigated how they are similar to the features seen in SARS and MERS. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is a highly infectious respiratory disease that first originated from Wuhan City, China and has been spreading globally. COVID-19 comes from the same family as severe acute respiratory…

How dangerous is the COVID-19 infection? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers studied the symptoms and characteristics of patients infected with the COVID-19 virus. With tens of thousands of cases of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, in China, an increase in the spread of COVID-19 infection to other countries is now being seen. Researchers from Zhejiang University in China recently performed a review of patients diagnosed…

Are negative childhood experiences associated with the onset of dementia later in life? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study examines the association between childhood trauma and dementia. As the global population continues to age, dementia prevalence is increasing. It’s estimated that by 2050, there will be close to 150 million dementia sufferers worldwide (1). This dementia time-bomb has led to greater research focus on the underlying causes of dementia. Although no…

Potential role for regular aerobic exercise in Alzheimer’s disease prevention – Medical News Bulletin

In a pilot study, researchers investigated the potential of regular aerobic exercise in Alzheimer’s disease prevention. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, a progressive brain condition that impairs memory, thought processes, and behavior. Dementia usually affects older people, although it is not a normal part of aging. With people living longer worldwide,…

Examining the link between menopause and heart disease risk – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers investigated arterial stiffness as a link between menopause and heart disease risk. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the second leading cause of death for women, aged between 45 and 54 years in North America. The risk of heart disease increases with age in both genders. However, in women, this risk is…

How well can AI predict risk of heart attack and death? – Medical News Bulletin

Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence, where a computer system performs a specific task by relying on patterns and inferences, rather than a fixed set of instructions. These patterns and inferences are made based on large amounts of data and information that the computer is presented. Therefore, the more data that the computer…

Study supports that muscle strengthening associated with reduced obesity – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study carried out in the U.S. examined the associations between exercise, muscle strengthening, and obesity. During 2015-2016 it was estimated that 93.3 million adults in the U.S. were obese. With obesity being associated with many other serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer, there…