Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

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…

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…

Can diet affect male fertility? – Medical News Bulletin

New research examines the effects of consuming a high-sugar diet on fertility in healthy young men. Male fertility includes both sperm quantity and sperm quality, which is the ability of sperm to reach an egg.  High-quality sperm are generally high-motility sperm, as they move the fastest.  Many lifestyle factors influence sperm quality, including cigarette smoking,…

Link between gut microbiome and obesity – Medical News Bulletin

The gradual increase in prevalence of obesity over time is largely attributed to diet, specifically the Western diet that primarily consists of excess food intake, high in calories, fat, or sugar. In an article published by Nature Communications, researchers specifically looked at how a high-fat diet increases the risk of obesity development. When over a…

Can watermelon supplements be used to treat obesity? – Medical News Bulletin

Obese mice treated with watermelon supplements demonstrated lower blood sugar levels, reduced insulin concentration levels, and decreased inflammation. More than half of Americans are overweight, leading to negative health effects such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Although lifestyle changes are recommended, like exercise and eating healthy meals, many Americans find it difficult…