New Guidance on Personalized Exercise for BP Control

Recommendations for prescribing exercise to control high blood pressure have been put forward by various medical organizations and expert panels, but finding the bandwidth to craft personalized exercise training for their patients poses a challenge for clinicians. Now, European cardiology societies have issued a consensus statement that offers an algorithm…

In US, Lockdowns Added 2 Pounds per Month

Americans gained nearly 2 pounds per month under COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders in 2020, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Network Open. Those who kept the same lockdown habits could have gained 20 pounds during the past year, the study authors said. “We know that weight gain is…

Causes of hypotonia

Hypotonia results in loss of normal resting muscle tone. It is basically a symptom of some underlying disease. The condition is manifested as reduced resistance to passive movement of joints. Sources of hypotonia The defect may lie at the – Central nervous system Central hypotonia with defects at the brain…

Vaginal Microbiome and Premature Birth

Skip to: What is the Vaginal Microbiome? What is the Association Between the Vaginal Microbiome and Premature Birth? Implications of the Research Vaginal Microbiome During Pregnancy What is the Vaginal Microbiome? The human microbiota, those microorganisms that normally colonize healthy persons, is considered to hold a vital role in immunity,…

How do Certain Foods Affect the Liver?

Skip to: Why a balanced diet is important for the liver? What should be avoided to maintain a healthy liver? What are the dietary requirements for specific liver diseases? Human Body Organs Anatomy (Liver). Illustration Credit: Magic mine / Shutterstock A healthy and balanced diet is essential for maintaining normal…