Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

Can a sedentary lifestyle increase the risk of colorectal cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers from China, Korea, and the US explored the relationship between a sedentary lifestyle and the risk of young-onset colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer that starts in the colon or rectum and is typically diagnosed in later life. However, young-onset colorectal cancer, diagnosed before 50 years of…

Does sauna bathing reduce mortality due to heart disease? – Medical News Bulletin

New research determines the correlation between mortality rates due to cardiovascular disease and sauna bathing habits. Previous research has suggested that exposure to heat reduces the stiffness of arteries, lowers blood pressure, and improves the cardiovascular system. A common form of heat therapy, sauna bathing, has been linked with cardiovascular benefits among others including reduced…

Is statin therapy beneficial in reducing heart conditions regardless of age? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study analyzed the benefits of statin therapy on reducing cardiovascular events in all age groups, including those aged 75 and older. Statin therapy helps to lower cholesterol and is commonly prescribed to patients at risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks or strokes. There is a lot of evidence demonstrating the benefits…

Are snoring and sleep apnea warning signs of sudden cardiac death in athletes? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study in ERJ Open Research evaluated the effect of snoring and sleep apnea on cardiovascular health in a group of young athletes. The sudden cardiac death of a young person is a tragic and often unexpected event, especially if the young person is an athlete, and thus considered vigorous and fit. Sudden cardiac…

Heart disease among South Asians: Is higher heart calcification to blame? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study determined the incidence and progression of heart calcification among South Asian Americans and compared their results with that of other ethnic groups. Atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries, is a constantly changing process. If left unchecked, it slowly blocks arteries resulting in restricted blood flow. Atherosclerosis is usually the cause…

What underlies the link between lack of sleep and obesity? – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers looked at the effects of sleep deprivation in healthy volunteers to investigate what underlies the link between lack of sleep and obesity. There is a well-established link between lack of sleep and obesity, as the length of sleep is correlated with changes in body mass index and body fat percentage,…

How exactly does exercise reduce belly fat? – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study investigated a new signaling molecule, interleukin-6, that may play a crucial role in regulating exercise-associated loss in belly fat. Obesity, defined as an excess of body fat, can increase the risk of several medical complications, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Moreover, excessive belly fat can worsen health outcomes,…

New study says eSports players should be medically treated as athletes – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to a recent study published in the British Journal of Medicine, eSports players should receive the same medical care as traditional sports athletes. Competitive electronic gaming, also known as eSports, has become a global phenomenon. In 2019, an estimated 427 million people globally will watch eSports, and this number is…

Neck exercises are important for sports-related concussions, study urges – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study discussed why neck exercises are an important practice to help lessen the severity of or even avoid sports-related concussions.   Sports-related concussions happen when the head or neck experiences a strong force. These concussions can cause pathophysiological alterations in the brain, and damage to brain tissue is a…

Is there a link between social media use and poor decision making? – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 4 minutes A recent study investigated how individuals that report excessive social media use perform on a decision-making task. The internet has transformed our lives in ways that were previously unimaginable. Some of what we do on a daily basis with the help of our computers and cellphones would have been inconceivable to…