Married People Less Likely To Suffer Heart Complications

A new study has shown that marriage may have benefits for individuals who have undergone certain heart surgeries. The study states that married people who have had blocked blood vessels cleared are at a lower risk of having heart related complications within the next year. Unmarried counterparts were twice as likely to suffer cardiovascular complications, or even death when compared to married people. Experts suggest the difference may be that married individuals have someone to watch after and take care of them, while the single person may not. More here

Sleep Helps to Protect Brain

A new study has found that sleep may do more good for your brain than had previously been thought. Sleep helps restore brain cells and repair damage. The study was conducted on mice with a healthy sleep pattern and mice who had been sleep deprived. The study found that the mice who were sleep deprived were at a higher risk of stress and cell death. The experiment also showed that, during sleep, the body produces more myelin in the brain, helping electrical impulses to relocate from cell to cell, and acts as  insulation helping to keep the brain healthy. More here

Walking After Meals May Lower Risk Of Diabetes

Many doctors recommend taking a short walk right after dinner to help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. A new study recently published in Diabetes Care stated that a 15 minute walk 30 minutes after each meal is an excellent way to keep your blood sugar levels healthy and in-check. The study also stated that the most effective time to take a walk was after dinner due to the larger amount of food people tend to consume at that time. The study’s lead author, Dr. Loretta DiPietro said, “the post-meal exercise was especially efficient at lowering the 3-hour post-dinner blood sugar glucose.” More here

Bypass Surgery Carries Low Risk Of Cognitive Impairment

A new study suggests that individuals undergoing bypass surgery should not be particularly concerned with long-term memory loss and cognitive impairment. Previous studies found that individuals having bypass surgery may be at a higher risk of suffering long-term cognitive impairment post-procedure. Ola Selnes,  neurologist from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore suggests that most patients recover from any memory loss within an average of 3 months. More here

Loneliness May Cause Premature Death

A new report states that elderly individuals who are alone for long periods of time may be at higher risk of an early death. The report also found that low social activity may also increase the risk of premature death. Investigators on the report suggest that social contact is an essential part of human existence and may reduce chances of serious illness and premature death in the elderly. More here

Weekend Surgeries May Hold Greater Risk

A recent study found that surgeries being conducted on Saturdays and Sundays may carry more risk than those being performed during the week. The study analyzed 7,112 surgeries being performed for individuals suffering from ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis surgeries being performed on weekends had a 70% higher risk of complications while Crohn’s disease surgeries were not effected from weekend to weekday. The author of the study, Dr. Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan said, “this doesn’t mean that if you’re admitted on a weekend, you should fight surgery.” More here

Dairy Products May Increase Breast Cancer Risks

A recent study found that women who have been diagnosed and received treatment for breast cancer  may be at a higher risk of recurrence if they consume large amounts of dairy products.  Kaiser Permanente, a scientist in Oakland, California suggested the reason may be linked to the production of milk. Cows who produce milk for the public while nursing could hold a direct relation to breast cancer relapses due to the high levels of estrogen found in their milk. More here

Coffee And Green Tea Drinkers May Have Reduced Risk Of Stroke

A new study published in the American Heart Association Journal stated that coffee and green tea may help reduce the risk of stroke. Green tea drinkers may lower their risk of stoke by 20% when consuming four or more cups each day, while coffee drinkers may reduce their chances of stroke by 20% when drinking only one cup daily. The study involved 82,369 individuals who consumed either green tea or coffee daily for approximately 13 years. More here

Aspirin May Lower Chances Of Melanoma

Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is growing rapidly among the U.S population. Research from Stanford University stated that aspirin can help reduce the risk of melanoma. People who consume the drug on a daily basis may have an increased chance of preventing melanoma. More here

Research Finds Fewer Drugs May Be Better For Mild Asthma Sufferers

New research has found that people who suffer from mild asthma may be better off to inhale their prescribed steroid medication only when they are experiencing symptoms or an attack, rather than twice daily as most physicians recommend. Using this method, mild asthma sufferers will decrease the amount of drugs their bodies take in daily and reduce the risk of complications such as side effects. Using steroid medications only when needed will also cut down the amount of money spent on drugs yearly. More here