Why going gluten-free may not always be the best health decision

Going gluten-free without a medical reason can trigger poor health effects such as nutritional deficiencies and metabolic abnormalities

Why going gluten-free may not always be the best health decisionMost of us have heard of gluten-free diets by now, either from a celebrity, a grocery market aisle, or the menu at your favorite restaurant. While many have subscribed to the dietary pattern out of choice, one may be curious to know how the people who never had a choice feel about the growth of […]

Even light exercise might lessen severity of a future stroke, suggests study

New research supports the idea that light to moderate physical activity, such as walking and swimming, could reduce the severity of strokes

Even light exercise might lessen severity of a future stroke, suggests studyPeople who regularly engage in light to moderate physical activity – like walking four hours a week or swimming two hours weekly – might have less severe strokes than individuals who aren’t as active, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers examined data on 925 patients who were treated for strokes at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, […]

Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds study

One in two women and one in three men will likely be diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson's disease, or stroke in their lifetime, estimate Dutch researchers in an observational study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds studyNearly half of women and a third of men over the age of 45 will develop Parkinson’s, dementia or stroke during their lifetime, a new study says. The three conditions are among the leading causes of mortality and disability in the older population, with global costs estimated to be 2% of the annual world gross […]

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds study

It is known that poor mental health can affect appetite in a harmful manner. But how much of an influence do poor eating habits have on our susceptibility to mental health problems?

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds studyResearchers at the University College London, England reviewed several studies published in recent years to find out. Their review titled ‘Healthy dietary indices and risk of depressive outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies’ was published in Molecular Psychiatry on September 26. Dr Camille Lasalle and her colleagues conducted the review by aggregating […]

Researchers reveal why artificial sweeteners are bad for your health

Scientists who’ve studied the effects of artificial sweeteners on gut bacteria say it can be toxic. It’s possible that artificial sweeteners could make our bodies less tolerant of regular sugar

Researchers reveal why artificial sweeteners are bad for your healthFor decades, scientists have had a tough time figuring out what artificial sweeteners are really doing to our bodies. To date, researchers have conducted over 210,000 different studies on the sugar substitutes. But despite all the research, we still know remarkably little about the health effects of the powdery substances, which are often used to […]

Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes during menopause

A new study suggests that women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes may experience a greater burden of hot flashes during the menopause transition

Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes during menopauseWhat occurs during pregnancy could have longer-term health effects than originally thought. Study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 3-6, 2018. It is estimated that among 60% to 80% of women experience hot flashes as part of menopause. Since hot flashes have been associated […]

Child sleep disorders on the rise due to social media and obesity, finds UK study

Sleep apnoea is increasingly being diagnosed in children. Previously, this disorder typically only affected overweight and middle-aged individuals. This is a breathing problem that causes repeated night-awakenings and poor quality of sleep due to repeated airway obstructions

Child sleep disorders on the rise due to social media and obesity, finds UK studyThe information comes from NHS Digital, who showed that sleep problems that once affected only the middle-aged and elderly are now being diagnosed even among babies and pre-school children. According to the latest research, more and more children and teenagers in England are being diagnosed with sleep problems, including nightmares, sleepwalking, and insomnia. Nearly 88 […]

Effective ways to increase your bone strength

It is important to build strong bones before you get to a certain age, especially if you are a woman. While aging is associated with a normal loss of bone density, there are many preventable factors to consider

Effective ways to increase your bone strengthHere are a few tips you can follow to boost your bone health: Increase your intake of calcium and vitamin D Calcium plays a primary role in boosting bone strength, by building it and slowing down bone loss. But you also need to get enough vitamin D, the nutrient responsible for transporting the calcium. For […]

Indonesia: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350 due to earthquake and tsunami

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres (20 feet), which swept ashore at the small city of Palu, on the west coast of Sulawesi. Rescuers have yet to reach many affected areas leading to fears the death toll could rise again

Indonesia: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350 due to earthquake and tsunamiThe number of people known to have died in Indonesia in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami has risen to 1,347, disaster response officials say. The death toll jumped on Tuesday from a previous confirmed figure of 844. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed the coastal […]

Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk, finds study

Scientists at the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, South Korea - with other institutions - have now assessed the associations between fluctuations in some certain types of health measurement and cardiovascular health outcomes

Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk, finds studyRecent research cautions that fluctuating weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and death. The health measurements include body weight, systolic blood pressure (blood pressure during heartbeats), cholesterol, and blood sugar. Essentially, the investigators wanted to see whether or not high variability of these health measurements […]
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