Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

Fiber rich diet may reduce risk of preeclampsia – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study sought to find ways to reduce the risk of preeclampsia in pregnant women. Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and can lead to serious complications for both the mother and the child if left untreated. Preeclampsia occurs in around 10 percent of pregnancies and is usually associated with high blood…

Exposing chickens to UV light increases the amount of vitamin D in eggs – Medical News Bulletin

Scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have found a way to increase the amount of vitamin D in eggs. Vitamin D is one of the fat-soluble vitamins essential for healthy bones. Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin on exposure to sunlight. Inadequate exposure to sunlight can lead to vitamin D insufficiency, which is becoming…

The connection between your gut bacteria and health – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study by researchers in the United States investigated how gut bacteria and health are connected. Consisting of over 10 trillion microbial cells and 1,000 different species of bacteria, the gut microbiome living in your intestinal tract has been gaining significant attention from scientists over the past 15 years. Organisms in the gut microbiome…

Three beneficial interventions to reduce cardiovascular-related deaths – Medical News Bulletin

A new study at Boston highlights the three most effective interventions to prevent 94 million cardiovascular-related deaths within 25 years. Non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, are a major epidemic of the modern world. Promoting public awareness and prevention strategies is essential. As part of this process, scientists at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health…

A modified protein that could be a new treatment for cardiovascular disease – Medical News Bulletin

Abdominal aortic aneurysms kill thousands of people every year. A research team has developed and tested a new drug that could potentially treat this deadly condition. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It emerges from the top of the heart, carrying blood to the rest of the body. In some people, this…

Could poor sleep quality, mood, and age lead to a decline in working memory? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated the relationship between poor sleep quality, depressed mood, and age, and the decline in working memory capacity and precision. Psychological research is often thought to explain and simplify the workings of the human mind. With more in-depth, sophisticated investigations, it appears that our knowledge of the human mind increases. In a…

Not all activity is equal: The health benefits of fast walking – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated the health benefits of fast walking, finding that risk of heart disease decreases with increased walking speed. It is widely known that maintaining an active lifestyle is beneficial for overall health, and may help increase life span. However, does the pace of activity have any implications on health? According to a…

Researchers develop toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure   – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers have developed a toilet seat that can detect congestive heart failure. It could be available in homes very soon.   Over a million new cases of congestive heart failure are diagnosed each year. Congestive heart failure is when the heart muscle is not pumping blood as well as it should. Your heart can become…

Do age-related changes in gut bacteria harm heart health? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study determined how changes in the gut microbiome influence heart health and identified potential links between gut health and arterial dysfunction due to ageing. Ageing is associated with a number of health challenges. Of many disorders that ageing presents, cardiovascular disease carries the greatest burden for the elderly population, their family members, and…

Is smartphone use becoming more problematic? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry determined the overall health effects of smartphone use in Australia.   The past decade has shown a dramatic increase in the use of smartphones. It is estimated that 2.5 billion people use smartphones worldwide. In 2017, 64% of the United States population owned smartphones. Currently, in Australia, 88%…