Archive for September, 2018

Your Diabetes Risk Increases with Just 6 hours of Sleep Deprivation

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Sleep is important for many reasons. Lack of it can impact our health adversely, as shown by a new research that states the risk of diabetes increases when you’re deprived of sleep for just a single night. Sleep is crucial for memory consolidation. During sleep, our brains remove toxins collected during the waking hours. Sleep […]

Do Dementia Symptoms Become Worse In Winter

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

According to a recent study, seasons affect cognitive abilities of seniors considerably, with winter leading to a noticeable drop in cognitive functioning. One of the most telling examples of the impact of seasons on our brain is seasonal affective disorder, a depression that mostly hits people during winter. Some studies have also concluded that winter […]

All Kinds of Whole Grains Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Friday, September 7th, 2018

All types of whole grains are good for you from the point of view of limiting diabetes risk, according to a new study. The researchers advise people who want to adhere to a low-carb diet to not avoid eating whole grains. This was a large scale study involving more than 55,000 people, who were followed […]

Walking Linked to Reduced Heart Failure Risk in 60+ Women

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

The habit of regular walking is linked to many health benefits. A new study adds another benefit to this list: reduced risk of developing 2 heart failure subtypes in older women. Congestive heart failure is a health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. In the U.S., no fewer than 5 million individuals have this […]

Widely-Used Painkiller Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

A new study reveals that diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that’s more widely used than other such drugs, increases the risk of major cardiovascular events. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also called NSAIDs) are used to relive pain. Millions of people in the U.S. take them each year. Conditions for which these drugs are frequently taken are […]

Having Gum Disease and Low Vitamin D Levels Might Mean Increased Diabetes Risk

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

It seems vitamin D might be effective in keeping gum disease at bay, a condition which in turn can raise the risk of developing diabetes. How these three conditions are connected is something that the researchers aren’t clear, though. Getting enough exercise, eating healthy, limiting the intake of processed foods and alcohol, not smoking, and […]

Mediterranean Diet Increases Longevity in Seniors

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

New research shows a Mediterranean Diet improves mortality of older adults. This is not the first study to investigate how a Mediterranean diet impacts longevity and health. But hardly any study has concentrated on elderly. This recent research was done by Italian researchers, who studied almost 12,000 older adults in total. The research was done […]

Liver Drug Shows Potential in Treating Alzheimer Disease

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Latest research shows an existing liver drug can help in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The name of the drug in question is ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) and targets Alzheimer’s at the cellular level. It is estimated that no fewer than 5.7 million individuals in America are living with Alzheimer’s. Worldwide, there are 46.8 million Alzheimer’s […]