Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study examined the effects of genes, specifically polygenic in nature, on the development of depression, as well as its severity and age of onset. Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders in the world, is believed to develop as a result of both genetic and environmental factors.
Here’s Why It’s Important To Lose That Belly Fat And it’s not about weight Chandré Davids | 27 March 2019 SHARE THIS ON Photograph by Freepik Visceral fat or better known as belly fat is linked to increased inflammation and other chronic diseases, like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. In a recent study,
A randomized controlled study finds that a diet low in carbs can relieve pain for people who have knee osteoarthritis. Seniors with knee osteoarthritis may benefit from switching to a low-carb diet. Osteoarthritis is the most widespread form of arthritis among older adults in the United States. Knee osteoarthritis, in particular, affects about 10 percent
Reading Time: 3 minutes A study published in Science Translational Medicine examined the clinical efficacy and safety of a new diabetes drug. Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels. Normally, the pancreas secretes insulin, which allows your body to effectively process sugars into energy. In
New research has identified mutations in the DNA code that may affect energy metabolism. It also found a link to major depressive disorder. Could mutations in mitochondria cause depression? The World Health Organization (WHO) describe depression as “the leading cause of disability worldwide.” It affects more than 300 million people around the world. Experts believe
A person can experience visual hallucinations for many reasons, including consuming hallucinogenic substances or as a symptom of schizophrenia. But what are the brain mechanisms that explain hallucinations? New research aims to reveal more about how hallucinations manifest in the brain. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines hallucinations as “perception-like experiences
We’d be lying if we said there was one ultimate exercise that would help you burn fat and build muscle. But after speaking to two experts for tips on burning fat and building muscle, two words kept coming up: compound exercises. Compound exercises are multijoint movements like squats and deadlifts that work groups of large
Getting enough sleep is vital for both physical and emotional well-being. Sleep deprivation can lead to many short- and long-term health effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. However, approximately 35 percent of
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, have agreed to pay $270 million to the state of Oklahoma to settle a lawsuit accusing the drugmaker of ruthlessly marketing and misleading the public about the dangers of its highly addictive narcotic. The case against Purdue and other manufacturers was scheduled to go to
Reading Time: 4 minutes Researchers in Denmark conduct the world’s largest study to determine whether statins increase the risk of a brain hemorrhage in patients without a stroke history. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when bleeding in the brain causes swelling and increased pressure, resulting in damage to brain cells and tissues. Intracerebral hemorrhaging is when
Motivation is fleeting, there will be times when you’ll give it your all and times when you won’t even want to get off the couch, For Cindy Brandt, a director of a brand and product development from New Jersey, she fell into the latter. “I knew I was in a rut and did not like
Researchers have already identified obesity as a risk factor for cancer, so some doctors recommend reducing caloric intake to help prevent tumors. However, a new study now finds that prevention may be less about how many calories you consume and more about when you eat your meals. Research in mouse models shows that time-restricted eating
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study in The European Heart Journal determined whether peak oxygen targets could lower individuals’ heart attack risk. VO2 max is also known as maximal oxygen consumption. It is a measure of the volume of oxygen required at an individual’s maximum cardiorespiratory activity. Cardiorespiratory activity is usually an action that
In recent years, the ketogenic diet has become increasingly popular with people who want to lose weight quickly. A new study asks whether this dietary pattern works as well in females as it does in males. Does the keto diet work for women? Experts originally designed the ketogenic diet, which people often refer to as
Researchers have found that the dust in our households may harbor numerous chemicals that may accelerate the development of fat cells, potentially contributing to obesity. The dust in your house may contain harmful chemicals. In recent years, researchers and international policymakers have expressed concerns about the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, a class of substances that
If you hate burpees, maybe you’ll fall in love with squat thrusts. It’s like a burpee but without the push-up and the jump at the end. Since they’re a little easier, you’ll find that you can move through rep after rep faster and really get your heart rate up. Plus, all that jumping back and
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a type of neurodevelopmental disorder. Although people typically associate this condition with children, it often persists into adulthood. Symptoms include disorganization, restlessness, and an inability to focus. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 60 percent of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study published in Nature Neuroscience examined the role of the TREM2 gene in the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and how this gene may be used for the development of treatments. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and affects approximately 70% of individuals with dementia. It is
The Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough medical device last week for patients suffering from chronic, hard-to-treat heart failure. The Optimizer Smart System, created by Impulse Dynamics, monitors heart activity and delivers non-excitatory electrical signals to the right heart valve. The system allows for patients to seek treatment for moderate-to-severe heart failure after standard
Reading Time: 3 minutes A Canadian study conducted at the University of Calgary examined whether screen time habits of toddlers influences development and behavior. Pediatric recommendations clearly state that children under eight years of age should spend no more than one hour a day watching high-quality television. The reality, unfortunately, is quite different. In the
Researchers are finding new evidence that exercise — even low-intensity, casual physical activity — can boost brain health in the short- and long-term. Frequent but leisurely exercise can boost brain health. Evidence that exercise can benefit the brain and help maintain cognitive function — including memory — is accumulating. One study, for instance, suggests that
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.
If you’re on the hunt for new workout clothes, Walmart may not be the first place that comes to mind, but the retailer has many impressive fitness finds. The best part: the selection comes with tons of choices and a wide range of sizes. To make shopping even easier, we curated a list of the
Reading Time: 2 minutes A study by scientists at the National University of Singapore determined the importance of overall diet quality on the risk of type 2 diabetes. Several modified diets have been tried in the Western world, which has proved to be effective in reducing the risks of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
It’s Hollywood’s new favorite beauty product. It’s the superfood du jour. Demand for CBD is so strong that companies are scrambling to infuse their products with it, but the CBD they’re finding isn’t all that great. Congress legalized industrial hemp in December. With it, they also legalized hemp-derived CBD, short for cannabidiol, a cannabis compound
When we think of yummy salty snacks, popcorn is at the top of our favorites list. It’s so addictive, and is a generally healthy snacking option that still feels indulgent. It’s delicious on it’s own, but also tastes so great with everything from chili salt to M&M’s. If you’re trying to follow a low-carb eating
Ariel Poler is a veteran angel investor in his early fifties who spends his days traveling around the Bay Area to meet with entrepreneurs. Now in his early fifties, he also thinks a lot more about his own health, so he makes an effort to keep his stress levels low by eating well and taking
Reading Time: 3 minutes Although the use of costly topical pain relief creams has been increasing over the years, a recent clinical trial evaluated how well they actually relieve pain compared to placebo cream. People use pain relief creams for a variety of conditions, including flair ups from arthritis, gout, muscle pain, bursitis, and tendonitis.