You may have heard about the MIND diet lately. A new study shows that this diet, with brain-healthy foods, could help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. In a short talk from Mayo Clinic, Angie Murad, a dietitian, and nutritionist, talks about the good things that come from eating foods in the MIND diet.
Heart-Smart Workouts: Unlocking the Power of Exercise for a Healthier Heart
You go to the gym often and like to walk or do aerobics. But is your workout good for your heart? Heart disease is a top cause of death in the U.S. Working out can help fight it by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, keeping weight healthy, and making your heart stronger.
Colorful Plates for Prostate Health: The Power of Nutrient-Rich Diets in Cancer Prevention and Recovery
Men who eat lots of colorful fruits and vegetables often have a lower chance of getting prostate cancer, according to new studies by scientists in South Australia.
E. coli Culprits: Uncovering the Surprising Link Between Meat and Urinary Tract Infections
E. coli, a bacteria notorious for causing food poisoning, may also be responsible for nearly half a million urinary tract infections (UTIs) each year, according to a recent study. Although UTIs are highly prevalent, with over half of all women experiencing at least one in their lifetime, most E. coli strains are harmless and naturally reside in the human gut as part of the body’s “microbiome.”
India Accelerates TB Eradication: Uniting the World through Innovative Healthcare Initiatives and Global Unity
On Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India aims to eliminate Tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global target set for 2030. He made this statement during his address at the One World TB Summit, held at the Rudrakash Convention Centre in Varanasi. In addition, he launched several initiatives, such as the TB-Mukt Panchayat, a nationwide launch of a shorter TB Preventive Treatment (TPT), a family-focused care model for TB, and unveiled India’s Annual TB Report for 2023.
Bridging the Digital Divide: The Pursuit of Equitable Health Care Access in Rural America
In many rural areas of America, limited access to health care is coupled with scarce broadband internet availability, making it challenging for residents to benefit from the growing trend of online health services.
Nourishing the Body and Soul: A Holistic Guide to a Healthy and Mindful Ramadan
As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, we extend our warmest wishes to all our readers who will be observing this sacred period. Ramadan, also known as Ramzan, is a time for spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion for Muslims around the world. It is marked by fasting from sunrise to sunset, which can have a significant impact on one’s health and well-being.
Autism Prevalence on the Rise: Exploring Trends, Disparities, and Pandemic Impact on Detection
The occurrence of autism spectrum disorder in American kids increased between 2018 and 2020, sustaining a long-term pattern, as per a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Thursday. In 2020, it was estimated that one in 36 8-year-olds had autism, a rise from one in 44 in 2018. The prevalence was about 4 percent in boys and 1 percent in girls.
Phage Hope: Combating a Deadly Drug-Resistant Bacteria Linked to Recalled Eye Drops
Three people have died due to a drug-resistant bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which has been linked to recalled eye drops. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday that a total of 68 people across 16 states have been infected. Eight of these patients have lost their vision, and four have had their eyeballs removed.
Balancing Benefits and Risks: Exploring the Link Between Hormonal Contraceptives and Breast Cancer
New research has found that using progestogen-only birth control pills slightly raises the risk of breast cancer, similar to the risk associated with pills containing both progestogen and estrogen. A study published in PLOS Medicine on March 21 showed that after five years of use, both types of contraceptives led to a 20% to 30% increased risk of breast cancer.