In a study published in Obesity, researchers investigated whether the use of a food log for weight loss is effective although it is time-consuming. There are over one billion overweight adults worldwide. The global weight loss and management market are expected to be worth $278.95 billion by the end of 2023. Weight loss methods
Researchers from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a new microneedle pill that can deliver insulin through the stomach, potentially replacing injections for patients with diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic diseases. It is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. According to the leading national public health
New research published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research determined whether visiting urban parks can influence emotional well-being. In today’s rapidly developing world, there is increasingly less green space as more buildings are being built and ecosystems are being destroyed. Parks are a great way to preserve plant and animal life in urban
A large U.S. study investigates whether patients who have migraine headaches are more likely to be afflicted with dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is a diagnosed eye disorder that affects the tears, which moisturize and lubricate the eyes. When a patient has this disease, their tears have poor quality and break up faster. Poor
Reading Time: 3 minutes Published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, researchers created a two-week menu to see if it is possible to eat healthy on a budget. Healthy living and healthy eating are important for living a life that is less likely to lead to eventual diseases such as heart disease.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers from the University of California performed an evaluation of the FDA reporting database to find out the associations between acid reflux medications and the risk of kidney-related diseases. Acid reflux, also known as heartburn and acid indigestion, is a condition that features a burning pain in the lower chest area.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study demonstrated that people do not have to spend hours with resistance training to have positive effects on their health. According to a previous study in 2016, only 31% of men and 24% of women meet the muscle strengthening or resistance training guideline in Scotland. The World Health Organization
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study examined the health outcome of patients who switched from newer, more expensive insulin analogues to lower-cost human insulin medications. The cost of diabetes medications has increased drastically over the past 20 years, especially with newer innovator insulin analogues being introduced into the market. Newer insulin-like medications are more
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers recently studied whether type 1 diabetes in children affected their scores on standardized mathematics and reading tests. Type 1 diabetes in children, often known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the pancreas stops making insulin. Insulin is the hormone that controls the body’s blood sugar levels.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Heart attacks can kill many heart muscle cells, leading to death or heart failure. A new heart attack treatment drug that can save heart muscle cells is being developed. Heart disease and the resulting heart failure is the most common cause of death worldwide. Heart attacks are one of the
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers compared brain imaging in smoking and drinking to investigate why people become addicted to nicotine or alcohol. According to the recent World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, the use of cigarettes and alcohol is widespread, with estimates of over 1.1 billion smokers worldwide and 2.3 billion people who are current
Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study sought to evaluate how often emergency departments are discharging patients with prescriptions that can cause drug interactions with their home medications. Approximately 25% of patients in the community experience an adverse drug reaction, of which 39% are preventable. Most of these preventable adverse drug reactions are from drug-drug
Reading Time: 2 minutes A New York-based surgeon has pioneered a new technique in an attempt to restore nerve function to children paralyzed from acute flaccid myelitis. Acute flaccid myelitis has similarities to the more familiar condition of polio. It is caused by a virus that can rapidly cause damage in the spinal cord
Reading Time: 3 minutes New research suggests that protein shakes might be more effective for building muscle mass when taken at certain times of the day. Building lean muscle mass has many benefits at any age. It increases overall strength, looks great, increases resting metabolic rate, improves bone density, prevents injury, and helps prevent muscle
Reading Time: 2 minutes Australian researchers examined data to see if a dietary intervention was an effective tool to battle against symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is a well-known fact that poor dietary habits can have negative effects on mental health. Yet researchers from different health institutes across Australia wanted to properly assess
Reading Time: 2 minutes In a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, researchers studied the influence and interplay of genetic traits and alcohol abuse and cravings. Problem drinking, known medically as alcohol use disorder (AUD), affects about 75 million people worldwide. About 16 million people in the USA suffer from AUD, where it
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine discussed further evidence n the safety of MMR vaccines. Twenty years ago, a study was published – and subsequently retracted – that reported 8 out of 12 children with a developmental delay were diagnosed with autism four weeks after being
Reading Time: 3 minutes A study reviews the perspectives of women on the health effects of smoking marijuana during pregnancy. The most commonly used illicit drug in both the general and pregnant population is cannabis, also known as marijuana. The adverse effects of smoking marijuana during pregnancy are controversial as some studies have shown an
Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study in The BMJ compared the effectiveness and safety of a new herpes zoster vaccine with its older alternative. The Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is the cause of chickenpox and shingles in humans. Chickenpox most commonly affects children and causes the typical itchy blisters that allow the virus to
Reading Time: 2 minutes The American Heart Association (AHA) recently revealed updated statistics on the incidence of heart disease and stroke in the United States. The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization that concentrates on the health of the brain and heart. The AHA supports medical research related to heart disease and stroke.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Erasable ink found on receipts contain bisphenol A. A recent study conducted at the University of Granada researched the presence of BPA in receipts and discuss its effects on the human body. Approximately 90% of tickets and receipts with erasable ink contain bisphenol A as they are made from thermal
Reading Time: 1 minute Rumour: Sticking to a gluten-free diet is challenging for patients with celiac disease. Truth: This is true. Individuals with celiac disease cannot digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, among others. As an autoimmune disorder, the body reacts to gluten by destroying a part of the small intestine
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 4 minutes A large case-control study used electronic records to identify and quantify the symptoms associated with larynx cancer to help primary care physicians refer the right patients for further tests. The larynx is the voice box located just below the pharynx or the throat in the neck. The larynx contains the vocal
An Italian study investigated whether developing PTSD after a terrorist attack might make you more susceptible to specific co-existing chronic diseases or conditions. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops after a traumatic event. Symptoms include disturbing dreams, feelings, and thoughts that are related to such events, including symptoms of panic.
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
Researchers recently examined the effects of choosing a post-workout snack before and after a workout. Working out, or exercising, plays an important role in our lives. It can help with the treatment and prevention of a variety of diseases such as anxiety, depression, heart disease, some cancers, and diabetes. Also, working out can promote an
In a recent study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers gained insight on HPV vaccine coverage among teenagers. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted viral infection. There are over 100 varieties of HPV and it is considered to be the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is contracted via sexual contact;