Monthly Archives: December 2017

Personalized Physical Training: Is Genetic Testing the Way of the Future? – Medical News Bulletin

A new review examines the potential of genetic testing for creating personalized exercise regimens for physical training and for identifying the risk for physical injury associated with physical activity. While physical activity is generally recognized to improve fitness and reduce the risk of chronic disease, it also understood that the response to physical training varies…

Does Gait Stability Increase Physical Activity in Treadmill Exercises? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers examined the relationship between gait stability and physical activity in older adults performing treadmill exercises. Walking is a good physical activity, and previous studies have found that it provides improved gait stability in the elderly. As published in the European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, researchers recently used treadmill exercises to evaluate the…

How is Quality of Life with HIV Measured? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent systematic review conducted by British researchers evaluated different measures of health-related quality of life for those living a life with HIV. While the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) has significantly changed the prognosis of HIV from a terminal disease to a chronic condition, a life with HIV continues to result in a…

What are the Benefits of Olive Oil? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently published the results of a study that examined the benefits of olive oil in lowering cardiovascular disease incidence. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada with roughly one Canadian dying from heart disease or stroke every seven minutes.1 The Mediterranean diet, comprised of olive oil, nuts, vegetables, fruits,…

Can This New Class of Painkillers Reduce Mortality? – Medical News Bulletin

The opioid epidemic is a public health concern in North America. Drug manufacturers are researching a new class of painkillers as a new approach to combat this epidemic. Opioids are used primarily to manage pain. One of the main side effects of this class of painkillers is respiratory depression. Respiratory depression is when breathing has…

What are the Benefits of Music on Mental Well-being? – Medical News Bulletin

Studies have shown that musical interventions have a positive impact on our physical health. A recent review published in Perspectives in Public Health looked at whether the benefits of music also apply to our mental wellbeing. Ways to improve our physical health and well-being are constantly being investigated and the results often contribute to the…

Can Gene Activity Predict Responsiveness to Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, Dutch researchers investigated whether there is a link between tumour gene activity and responsiveness to chemotherapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Due to the diverse nature of metastatic breast cancers (in which cancerous cells have spread to other parts of the body and may have mutated further), it is difficult…

Décolletage: Can Fillers Rejuvenate the Low-Cut Neckline? – Medical News Bulletin

The female décolletage is subject to photo-damage and the effects of age. Researchers determine if fillers may also be of value for these areas. The décolletage is defined as “the exposed area or cleavage of a woman’s chest.” Its desirable appearance is long considered to be a beauty standard, and low-cut necklines have been part…

How Much Physical Activity Do We Need to Prevent Diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

Diet and exercise are two important strategies for diabetes prevention. Researchers analyze how much physical activity is needed to prevent diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a condition where a hormone called insulin can no longer regulate the movement of glucose into cells. As a result, glucose remains in the blood where it damages blood vessels…