Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

What distinguishes a critically ill patient from a patient with mild symptoms of COVID-19? – 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 multi-institutional research team from France studied the immunological response in patients with…

Comparing deaths from COVID-19 versus deaths from influenza – Medical News Bulletin

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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…

Why eating fish can reduce risk of heart disease – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently investigated if eating fish can reduce risk of heart disease, and why this may be the case. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women worldwide. It is estimated that 17.9 million lives are lost each year to heart disease. Heart disease occurs when plaque made of fat, cholesterol, and…

Snacking on almonds could improve cardiovascular health – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated the effects of daily snacking on almonds on cardiovascular risk factors. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide. The risk factors for cardiovascular diseases include high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood lipid levels, and abdominal obesity. Dietary guidelines have been established to mitigate risk factors. These include maintaining…

Self-competition in exergaming improves motivation – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers propose a new method of self-competition through virtual reality exergaming to increase the power output and intrinsic motivation of home-based cyclists. A sedentary lifestyle can have a negative effect on both physical and mental health; it is associated with critical health conditions, obesity, and early death. Moderate physical activity for at least thirty minutes…

Does early diagnosis of gestational diabetes reduce weight gain? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study suggests that early diagnosis of gestational diabetes reduces pregnancy weight gain during the first trimester and total pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can occur during the second or third trimester of pregnancy and is usually resolved after birth. Initial screening for gestational diabetes usually occurs between 24 and…

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….

Biomarker for childhood obesity risk – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study identified a biomarker in saliva to identify childhood obesity risk. Globally, the prevalence of childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, obesity in children has risen from 13.9 percent in 2000 to 18.5 percent in 2016. Childhood…