Category Archives for Healthcare News

Exercise Is Powerful Medicine for Depression

By now, most people have heard that exercise is good for their health. A new review suggests it can it also make a difference in major depressive disorder. Read more Source: HealthDay

Why it`s hard to maintain weight loss

About 70% of U.S. adults are trying to lose weight. However, as a result of evolutionary pressures dating back to our most distant ancestors, our bodies are programmed to resist weight loss. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Not All Dietary Fiber Is Created Equal

Dietary fiber gets a lot of praise for helping people feel full and for lowering the risk of certain types of disease. Yet many types of dietary fiber exist — and they don’t all work the same, according to a small new study. Read more Source: HealthDay

Thyroid Could Play Key Role in Hospital Stays

People with hypothyroidism who are undertreated are at increased risk for longer hospital stays and higher rates of readmission, a new study warns. Read more Source: HealthDay

How hypertension and aging impact artery walls: New findings on atherosclerosis pathology

New findings show how the progression of atherosclerosis is affected by a combination of hypertension and changes to the stiffness of the artery. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Understanding the link between COVID-19 and diabetes

Amid the many problems posed by the pandemic, one positive outcome is that COVID-19 is providing valuable insights that could help researchers unlock the secrets of another intractable disease: diabetes. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Lots of Napping Could Raise a Senior’s Odds for Alzheimer’s

Taking longer or more frequent naps during the day may sound enticing, but it may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s disease. Older adults who nap throughout the day may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s, while napping may also be a consequence of advancing Alzheimer’s, a new study suggests. Read more Source: HealthDay

Close the blinds during sleep to protect your health

Exposure to even moderate ambient lighting during nighttime sleep, compared to sleeping in a dimly lit room, harms your cardiovascular function during sleep and increases your insulin resistance the following morning, reports a new study. Read more Source: Science Daily

Are Smoked Meats Bad for Your Health?

When you hear the term “contaminated food,” you might imagine clear signs of nastiness, like a bad taste, a foul odor or a weird color. But here’s the trouble with smoked meats: The same process that makes them taste so good also contaminates them. Read more Source: healthessentials

If blood pressure rises upon standing, so may risk for heart attack

Young and middle-aged adults with high blood pressure whose systolic blood pressure (top-number) rose more than 6.5 mm Hg upon standing were more likely to later have a heart attack, stroke, heart-related chest pain or other major heart disease-related event than those with lower systolic blood pressure in response to standing. Read more Source: Science […]