Category Archives for Healthcare News

What’s the Right Amount of Sleep for a Healthy Heart?

There’s a “sweet spot” for the amount of sleep you should get to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, new research shows. Read more Source: HealthDay

Relatives’ Colonoscopy Results Could Affect Your Colon Cancer Risk

Having close relatives with colon polyps — which can be precursors of cancer — could mean that you have a higher risk for colon cancer, researchers say. Read more Source: HealthDay

Not Just About Antibodies: Why mRNA COVID Vaccines May Shield From Variants

Two widely used COVID-19 vaccines — Pfizer and Moderna — will likely remain powerfully protective against developing serious illness even if coronavirus variants somehow manage to infect vaccinated patients, new research suggests. Read more Source: HealthDay

Processed diets might promote chronic infections that can lead to disorders such as diabetes

Processed diets, which are low in fiber, may initially reduce the incidence of foodborne infectious diseases such as E. coli infections, but might also increase the incidence of diseases characterized by low-grade chronic infection and inflammation such as diabetes, according to researchers. Read more Source: Science Daily

Once-a-week insulin treatment could be game-changing for patients with diabetes

Treating people with Type 2 diabetes with a new once-a-week injectable insulin therapy proved to be safe and as effective as daily insulin injections, according to the results of two international clinical trials. The studies suggest that the once-weekly treatment could provide a convenient alternative to the burden of daily insulin shots for diabetes patients. […]

What is labile hypertension?

Labile hypertension is when a person’s blood pressure frequently fluctuates between normal and high. While it is normal for a person’s blood pressure to vary throughout the day, with labile hypertension the blood pressure fluctuates more dramatically Read more Source: Medical News Today

Scientists reveal regenerative treatment path for diabetic foot ulcers

A discovery involving multiple teams from across Scripps Research has revealed a powerful new approach for treating diabetic foot ulcers, which affect millions of people in the US and often lead to serious complications. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Unhealthy in Your 20s? Your Mind May Pay the Price Decades Later

If you’re a 20-something who wants to stay sharp, listen up: A new study suggests poor health habits now may increase your risk of mental decline later in life. Read more Source: HealthDay

A strong coffee half an hour before exercising increases fat-burning

Scientists from the Department of Physiology of the University of Granada (UGR) have shown that caffeine (about 3 mg/kg, the equivalent of a strong coffee) ingested half an hour before aerobic exercise significantly increases the rate of fat-burning. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Many Older Adults Unaware of Potential Side Effects for New Rx

Physicians should spend more time explaining side effects of medications to older patients than discussing dosage information, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read more Source: HealthDay