What’s happening in the world of health? To keep you up to date, here are the latest health news for August. In this month’s issue, discover easy ways to reduce leaky bladder, why pets are good for your brain, tested tricks to sustain weight loss, and ways to reverse stress-induced gray hairs.
Telehealth is an easy Rx for bladder leaks.
Good news for women who are worried about overactive bladder (OAB): Interacting with doctors online improves symptoms, US researchers say. menopauseIn their study, OAB patients completed an electronic questionnaire about their symptoms and treatment, after which clinicians offered suggestions such as limiting caffeine (a bladder stimulant). They reported significant improvements and fewer leaks, with an 85% satisfaction rate with the program. The researchers said virtual interactions were convenient, and frequent engagement led to improved compliance and medication, boosting outcomes.
Owning a pet protects the brain.
These are the words from University of Michigan Medical Center researcher. They had his 1,369 subjects complete routine tests of subtraction, counting, and word recall over his six years, and found that pet owners thought and made decisions quickly and clearly. , found less decline in the ability to remember. At least he had the lowest percentage of people who had pets for five years.study authors say pets lower blood pressure Increase physical activity, both of which benefit the brain.
The secret to lasting weight loss: self-talk.
Maintaining pounds after dieting may be easier than once thought, scientists say obesityThey analyzed data from over 6,000 dieters who maintained a weight loss of 50 pounds or more for at least three years, and found that the most successful strategies included “talking to myself” during setbacks, meal planning, and the foods I ate. I discovered that it includes tracking of . The study’s author, Dr. Suzanne Phelan, said dieters learned to view overeating as part of their journey, and that “fighting back” against negative thoughts helped them stay on track.
Stress turns your hair white – and it’s reversible.
Not all gray hairs are permanent, researchers say Columbia UniversityThey literally split volunteers’ hair to look at pigment loss and found that it wasn’t just direct loss. Relationship between stress and gray hair, when the stress was lifted, there was a reversal of gray hair. The authors say that most gray-haired women do not revert to their original hair color when the stress is removed from them.However, just like any stressor in life, some people will lose their gray hair. increase.
Use this TV trick for better sleep.
Contrary to popular advice, you don’t need to watch TV before bed to get a good night’s sleep. Conducted at the University of Delaware, Journal of Sleep ResearchResearchers used diary information and electroencephalography (a test that detects electrical activity in the brain) to record the volunteers’ bedtime, total sleep time, and sleep quality. Previous research has found that exposure to blue light from screens disrupts sleep patterns, but this study suggests that watching short shows can help you relax and promote deeper sleep. However, prolonged viewing and use of multiple devices can make sleep more difficult.
This article was originally published in our print magazine, first for women.