Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

Can an Alzheimer’s drug reverse the brain damage caused by binge drinking? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study finds that Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil successfully reverses neurological damage caused by alcohol. Adolescence is a time of great change. We are all familiar with the extensive physical changes young people undergo as they transition between childhood and adulthood.  However, during this period, the human brain also undergoes significant changes. Adolescents experience significant…

Twitter study shows health benefits of urban green space – Medical News Bulletin

For city-dwellers, the key to emotional well-being may come down to spending more time in nature. With most of the planet’s population living in cities, the growth of urban areas has been coupled to rising rates of mood disorders. Now, a growing body of research points to the restorative benefits of nature on personal well-being….

Is insomnia linked to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in Sweden analyzed genetic data from four large public health studies to investigate the link between insomnia and heart disease. Insomnia is a difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. People with insomnia experience symptoms due to poor sleep quality such as fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, and mood disturbance. Most people have occasional,…

Can the paleo diet improve health and prevent disease? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent review was conducted to assess the current scientific evidence surrounding the paleo diet and its effect on weight, BMI, and waist circumference. A leading cause of death and a matter of priority for world public health includes chronic noncommunicable diseases. Thirty-five million people died in 2015 from chronic noncommunicable diseases, this accounted for…

Are omega 3 supplements good for your heart? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study determined the health benefits of omega 3 supplements in lowering triglyceride levels in the blood. Hypertriglyceridemia, a condition in which triglyceride levels are elevated, is a common disorder, often caused by uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, obesity, and prolonged sitting habits. Triglycerides are fats that circulate in the blood. It has long been known…

Teen smoking and vaping on the rise in Canada and the US – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study analyzed vaping trends among adolescents from Canada, England, and the US. Smoking has been a global public health concern for a long time. The toxins produced with the combustion of cigarettes are responsible for smoking-related diseases. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) avoid this problem by evaporating a liquid substance, which may or may not…

What motivates us to exercise and what keeps us motivated in the long run? – Medical News Bulletin

Scientists investigate the factors that help motivate students to exercise as a way of managing stress. Is exercise really that good for you? The short answer is yes. Regular exercise and high levels of fitness are associated with a reduction in premature risk of death from any cause. It has also been shown to be…

How the balance between dietary omega 6 and omega 3 fats affects our health – Medical News Bulletin

The importance of a balance between omega 6 and omega 3 fats in the diet was highlighted in a study conducted by researchers from Boston. PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids) in the diet and their effects on health have been studied for many years. These fats have been associated with chronic diseases such as obesity, type…

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…

Exercise beneficial in relieving orthostatic intolerance for astronauts, study finds – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study determined the health benefits of exercise in space in relieving post-flight orthostatic intolerance for astronauts when they return to earth. Orthostatic hypotension is a form of low blood pressure that happens when an individual stands up from sitting or lying down. It can make a person feels dizzy or lightheaded, and maybe…