Monthly Archives: September 2017

Does Breastfeeding Help Children’s Cognitive Development?

[ad_1] Attitudes toward breastfeeding have a chequered past despite the many positive health benefits it provides and its association with children’s cognitive development. Currently, the UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world, mainly due to social attitudes. Although policies promoting breastfeeding have been introduced in the UK, it appears that…

Can Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Be Prevented by Active Surveillance?

[ad_1] According to recent studies, ductal carcinoma in situ, a non-invasive benign tumour of the breast, is over-diagnosed and therefore overtreated. An unfortunate reaction to overtreatment of benign breast tumours might be a decrease of the active surveillance of the breast tissue which causes patients to be underdiagnosed for invasive ductal carcinoma. Tumours can either…

What is the Relationship Between Childhood Obesity Rates and Type 1 Diabetes?

[ad_1] Type 1 diabetes and childhood obesity rates have increased. Researchers determine their relationship by analysing genes associated with childhood obesity. Around the world, there is an increase in childhood obesity rates and the number of children with type 1 diabetes. However, the reasons for the increase are unclear. In the past, it was believed…

Which Genes are Essential for Cancer Immunotherapy?

[ad_1] The CRISPR-Cas9 screening method has identified the genes that play a role in the body’s immune response to tumors. This important discovery will help to improve the results of cancer immunotherapy. Cancer cells are known to often contain genetic mutations. However, other non-cancerous cells within the body may also contain mutations which can either…

Is Genetics Linked to Disease Severity in Neurological Disorders?

[ad_1] Genome-wide association studies for many neurological disorders have limiting factors that cause the inability to draw significant clinical outcomes. Recently, studies have overcome these limitations for three neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s disease. A number of genome-wide association studies have provided important information on neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, with…

Is Topiramate a Safe and Effective Treatment for Pediatric Migraines?

[ad_1] Topiramate is a prophylactic therapy for migraines approved for adults and children in the United States and for adults in Canada. The current article reviews the efficacy and safety profiles of Topiramate in pediatric migraines to determine whether the therapy should be approved by Health Canada for children as well. A migraine is a…

Improper Hydration: Is There a Gap in Health Literacy Among the Elderly? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Hydration health issues in the elderly have significant economic effects and while most elderly people recognize the importance of proper hydration, there may be limited health literacy including knowledge of signs and symptoms and health consequences of improper hydration. Dehydration is caused by excess fluid loss from the body and can lead to serious…

Medication Administration by Family Members: An Ethical Dilemma?

[ad_1] Medication administration and management is a real problem in patients suffering from medical conditions associated with cognitive deficits. A recent study examined the experience of family members as they help take care of elder family members with Alzheimer’s disease. Compliance is an ongoing issue in medicine, particularly for elderly patients with medical conditions that…

Is Macular Degeneration Caused by C-Reactive Protein?

[ad_1] In a 2017 study, researchers explored the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms of the C-reactive protein gene and age-related macular degeneration. The findings suggest that C-reactive protein does not cause macular degeneration. Associations have been drawn between high levels of the inflammatory biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – deterioration of…

Could Milk Alternatives Stunt Your Child’s Growth?

[ad_1] A study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated whether a higher consumption of milk alternatives as opposed to cow milk will result in lower heights during childhood. A wealth of research evidence exists supporting the idea that height is a crucial measure of a child’s development and nutritional status. Relatedly,…