A recently conducted Cambridge study establishes a significant correlation between increased physical activity, decreased sedentary behavior, and an improved quality of life in adults over the age of sixty. The study scrutinized the daily habits of nearly 1,500 adults, revealing that reductions in physical activity or increases in inactive pastimes such as television viewing or reading adversely affect the quality of life.
Migraines, a common health issue that affects millions of people worldwide, are about to meet a formidable opponent. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has recommended a new drug, Rimegepant, for preventing migraines. This groundbreaking treatment, also known as Vydura, is manufactured by Pfizer and is taken as a wafer that dissolves under the tongue.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on global health, with its impact extending far beyond the acute phase of the disease. A recent Swiss study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has shed light on the long-term effects of COVID-19 in unvaccinated individuals, revealing a worrying trend.
In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining mental wellbeing and work performance is a challenge for many. Amidst the hustle and bustle, one often overlooked solution lies in a simple, universally accessible activity – exercise. Numerous studies have highlighted the profound impact of physical activity on mental health and work performance.
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have made significant progress in treating leptomeningeal disease (LMD) caused by metastatic melanoma. LMD is a complication of cancer where cancer cells from primary tumors spread into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and leptomeninges, the outer lining of the brain and spinal cord.
The Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern inspired by the traditional eating habits of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, Italy, Spain, and parts of France, North Africa, and the Middle East. It emphasizes the consumption of fresh, whole, and minimally processed foods, with a focus on plant-based ingredients, healthy fats, lean proteins, and a variety of herbs and spices.
A new Cochrane review has found that any type of structured exercise can improve movement-related symptoms and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s Disease. The review analyzed 156 randomized controlled trials with a total of 7,939 participants from around the world, making it the largest and most comprehensive systematic review to study the effects of physical exercise in people with Parkinson’s Disease.