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2023

Could 6 Minutes of Exercise Help Shield Your Brain From Alzheimer's?

Could 6 Minutes of Exercise Help Shield Your Brain From Alzheimer`s?THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Six minutes of high-intensity exercise might prolong the lifespan of a healthy brain, perhaps delaying the start of Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases, a new, small study suggests.Researchers found that short but intense cycling increased the production of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is essential for brain formation, learning and memory. It's thought that BDNF might protect the brain from age-related mental decline.“BDNF has shown great promise in animal models, but pharmaceutical interventions have thus far failed to safely harness the protective power of BDNF in humans," said lead study author Travis Gibbons, from the University of Otago in New Zealand. "We saw the need to explore...

Damar Hamlin Released From Buffalo Hospital As Recovery...

11 January 2023
Damar Hamlin Released From Buffalo Hospital As Recovery From Cardiac Arrest ContinuesWEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been released from a Buffalo hospital just nine days after he suffered cardiac arrest during a Monday night football game. "Damar Hamlin has been discharged from Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute," the Buffalo Bills team announced on Twitter Wednesday.“We have completed a series of tests and evaluations,” Dr. Jamie Nadler, the physician who led Hamlin’s care at Buffalo General Medical Center, added in the posting. “And in consultation with the team physicians, we are confident that Damar can be safely discharged to continue his rehabilitation at home and with the Bills.”There has been no announcement on what caused Hamlin to go into cardiac arrest, The New York Times...

You Can Garden Your Way to Better Health

10 January 2023
You Can Garden Your Way to Better HealthTUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has ever gardened knows what a labor of love it can be as you dig deep in the dirt to plant seeds and then take pride in your first crop, but new research shows it also translates into better health.It turns out that community gardens in urban areas can have folks eating more fresh food and getting exercise, while it can also ease stress and anxiety.“These kind of interventions that have a strong social organization, that have access to nature and contact with nature, where there’s active participation, these are the ingredients that we need to think about to have successful interventions to address a whole variety of health outcomes,” said senior study author Jill Litt. She is a professor in the department of environmental...

Damar Hamlin Moved to Buffalo Hospital As He Recovers...

10 January 2023
Damar Hamlin Moved to Buffalo Hospital As He Recovers From Cardiac ArrestTUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is now back in New York.The football player who collapsed on the field after suffering cardiac arrest during a Monday night game in Cincinnati has been released from an Ohio hospital, and will continue his recovery in a Buffalo hospital, the Buffalo Bills football team posted on Twitter.“Mr. Hamlin has been released and returned to Buffalo. I traveled with him to the airport this morning with our UC Health air care and mobile care crew, including teammates who were with us on the field when Mr. Hamlin collapsed,” Dr. William Knight IV, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and director of the Emergency Medicine MLP Program, told CBS News. Hamlin, 24,...

Swimmers Face a Little Known Danger: Fluid on the Lungs

10 January 2023
Swimmers Face a Little Known Danger: Fluid on the LungsTUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The swimmer came to shore struggling to breathe and coughing up blood.A keen competitive long-distance swimmer and triathlete, the woman was fit and healthy when she started a nighttime open water swim event.But a couple weeks earlier, she’d had breathing difficulties during another open water swim that had forced her to abandon the event. She’d felt breathless for days after.The woman, in her 50s, had fallen prey to what’s becoming better known as a hazard associated with open water swimming – fluid on the lungs, or pulmonary edema.Open water swimming has become very popular, but mounting evidence points to a link between the activity and a condition called swimming-induced pulmonary edema (SIPE), according to Dr. James Oldman, lead...
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