Medical News Today: Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly

New research supports the idea that light to moderate physical activity, such as walking and swimming, could reduce the severity of strokes.Activities such as walking and swimming can reduce stroke severity. A study of nearly 1,000 individuals who had had a stroke found that those who had been doing 4 hours

[LISTEN] Brace yourselves, medical aid premiums set to increase in 2019

JOHANNESBURG - Medical aid schemes have announced that the premiums paid by members are set to increase in 2019.Talk Radio 702's Xolani Gwala spoke to Paresh Prema, general manager of the benefits unit at Council for Medical Schemes about what medical schemes consider reasons for increasing the premiums.Prema says

Medical News Today: How a protein works with gut bacteria to prevent obesity

Obesity is linked to higher levels of inflammation in the body, but the underlying mechanisms have remained unclear. Recently, however, a team of researchers has learned how one anti-inflammatory protein influences weight gain.There is a complex relationship between inflammation, gut bacteria, and obesity. A study paper recently published in the journal

Medical News Today: Dementia: New risk factor examined

Over the years, scientists have identified a number of risk factors for dementia. However, according to the most recent study, that list might be incomplete.Understanding the risk factors for dementia is more important than ever. Dementia describes a group of symptoms that include a decline in memory and cognitive abilities. There are

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of STDs in men

Table of contentsSigns in menChlamydiaHerpesGonorrheaSyphilisHPVHIVHepatitis BOutlook Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can affect anyone, but the signs and symptoms can be different for men and women.It is important that men are aware of the signs and symptoms of common STIs as they are less likely than women

Medical News Today: What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

Table of contentsSymptomsCausesDiagnosisTreatmentManagementOutlook A pinched nerve in the shoulder occurs when a nearby structure irritates or presses on a nerve coming from the neck. This can lead to shoulder pain and numbness of the arm and hand.Doctors may also refer to a pinched nerve in the shoulder arising from the neck

Fort Worth Hosts Free Medical Clinic With $25 Million Worth of Services

An estimated $25 million in free health services, including surgeries, will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to upwards of 5,000 people in Fort Worth over the next three days.The event, which runs Wednesday through Friday, will convert the Will Rogers Memorial Center into a no-cost medical and

Medical News Today: Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety?

Many people who have atrial fibrillation experience symptoms of mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Do particular treatments for this condition help resolve such symptoms? A new study suggests they might.A-fib is tied to psychological distress, but one treatment for this heart condition can also improve the psychological symptoms. Atrial