Monthly Archives: July 2017

Application of Nanomaterials in the Field of Medicine

There has been a growing interest in the different applications of nanomaterials in the field of medicine. An article published in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine showed the ways in which Laponite®, a synthetic clay made of nanomaterials, can be of use in clinical practice. Current advances in technology have provided many opportunities to develop…

Multicomponent Exercise is Best for the Aging Brain

Exercise has been linked to improved cognition in aging adults, but what types of exercise are best? Geriatric medicine researchers in Pamplona, Spain set out to explore the effects of various types of exercise on the aging brain. The health benefits of regular exercise are widely celebrated, from reducing diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, to…

Exercise Training Improves Physical Function in Brain Tumour Survivors

A new study examines the positive impact of exercise in long-term survivors of pediatric brain tumours (BTs). The good news is survival rates for children diagnosed with malignant brain tumours (BTs) are greater than 70%. The bad news is that these kids have decreased physical function, impaired fitness, and poor functional mobility. Even more, they…

Management of Hypertension: What You Need to Know

A recent review suggests that for most individuals, the ideal blood pressure target is not 120/80mmHg, but actually somewhere below 140/90mmHg. It also discusses the management of hypertension with the latest drug treatments. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a disease that affects almost a quarter of all adults living in the United…

Buzzes From Bees Can Predict Pollination – Medical News Bulletin

A group of scientists used an acoustic monitoring program to monitor bee populations at two different sites. The acoustic data was shown to be useful in predicting bee size, the number of bees, and importantly, the amount of bee pollination. Bee populations are on the decline worldwide due to climate change, habitat loss, and pesticide…

Modified Vancomycin May Be Effective Against MRSA – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study explored the antibacterial effects of modified forms of vancomycin on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The results suggest C1-aminomethylene vancomycin may be an effective agent against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The ability of bacterial strains to acquire resistance to antibiotics faster than antibacterial therapies can be developed is of growing concern….

Intermittent Fasting May Reduce Cognitive Impairment from Vascular Dementia

Blocked or reduced blood flow to the brain is the second-most common cause of dementia in humans. A team of Chinese scientists used a rodent model to investigate whether intermittent fasting (IF) could help protect against cognitive impairment from vascular dementia. As the name suggests, intermittent fasting (IF) describes a system of mixing periods of…

Clinical-Community Interventions for Improving Childhood Obesity

A recent study reports that novel intervention methods that incorporate both clinical and community resources improve BMI and family-centered outcomes for childhood obesity. The burden of childhood obesity can never be overstated and even though there has been a decline in its prevalence in the United States, it still has a great impact on families,…