Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

Do you know the best selfie pose for Instagram? – Medical News Bulletin

New study explores whether we have an innate sense of how to take the perfect selfie. How to take the perfect selfie? It’s a question as old as … well, as old as camera phones. A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE explores a theory that humans have a subconscious preference for eye…

Benefits of tea on brain health – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers build on previous work that has suggested that there are benefits of tea on brain health. Drinking tea has been a cultural pastime since antiquity. Interest in the benefits of tea on brain health has developed in recent years in the field of psychology. So far, researchers have found an association between tea drinking…

Can vegetarianism prevent a heart attack? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study reveals whether vegetarians and fish eaters are protected from stroke and ischemic disease and whether meat-eaters are not. Being vegan or vegetarian is a widespread lifestyle. The foods that vegans and vegetarians eat vary, for example, some eat fish, while others may avoid fish and eat eggs or dairy products. Regardless, of…

Is the amount of time you spend sitting affecting your health? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigate the trends in physical activity in Americans over the last decade. We all know that exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, there is research showing that it reduces the rate of mortality from any cause. Regular physical activity can help reduce the risk of getting chronic diseases such as diabetes…

Is an app the key to increasing physical activity in women? – Medical News Bulletin

In this study, researchers determined if a mobile app in conjunction with in-person counseling could help in increasing physical activity in women who are normally inactive. Though physical activity is important for maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle, the average American adult does not exercise enough. This disparity is especially evident between genders since it has…

Can financial incentives promote physical activity? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently studied the effect of financial incentives in promoting physical activity in adults. In the United States, more than 80% of adults do not get the recommended daily amount of physical activity. Including children age six and up, 80.2 million people are classified as not physically active. The lack of physical activity has led…

Nutrition brief: Mushrooms could reduce risk of prostate cancer – Medical News Bulletin

A recent Japanese study shows an inverse relationship between mushroom intake and the incidence of prostate cancer in middle-aged and elderly men. As the second most diagnosed cancer worldwide, prostate cancer is a significant challenge, and much research has focused on ways to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. In particular, a dietary focus…

How effective are protein shakes for post-gym muscle pain? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study examines the usefulness of protein shakes for minimizing muscle soreness after the gym. It’s no secret that getting enough protein is important.  Protein is essential to the structure of bones, muscles, skin, and blood.  Protein supplements, such as protein powders and shakes, have gotten increasingly popular over the years because they are…

Can a new system of rapid blood tests for heart attack improve patient care? – Medical News Bulletin

Australian researchers investigated how a new system of rapid blood tests for heart attack could help doctors to make earlier decisions about patient care. In Australia, around 30,000 patients a year visit the emergency department complaining of chest pain, a symptom associated with a heart attack. Deciding which patients have had a heart attack and…

Does obesity reduce your sense of taste? – Medical News Bulletin

The results of a new study suggest obesity reduces the intensity of taste responses. Obesity is a sometimes complex condition whose prevalence has been on the rise for decades. Numerous conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, colorectal cancer, and depression are directly linked to obesity. Obesity accounts for billions of dollars of healthcare spending…