Monthly Archives: May 2018

What is diabetic nephropathy? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent article contains an overview of the current knowledge concerning the effects of diabetes on the kidney, a condition called diabetic nephropathy. Diabetes is health condition that results from the body’s inability to regulate glucose, increasing the amount of glucose in the blood. The normal range of glucose in the blood is 70–99 mg/dl…

A diet with too much salt may be linked to obesity – Medical News Bulletin

Long associated with high blood pressure, researchers investigate if a diet containing too much salt may also lead to the development of obesity. Many of us have been told by our doctors to cut down on the salt. While salt is essential for our daily bodily functions, not to mention it’s culinary value, it has…

Does total neoadjuvant therapy improve rectal cancer treatment? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study in the US evaluated whether total neoadjuvant therapy could improve the effectiveness of rectal cancer treatment. According to The American Cancer Society, more than 43,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2018. Rectal cancer arises from the lining of the rectum, which is the last few…

Can a new antibiotic prevent bacterial resistance and is it easy to synthesize? – Medical News Bulletin

Chemists continue to work on the exciting new antibiotic, Teixobactin, to determine if they can simplify its synthesis while preserving its activity. Antimicrobial resistance is a major problem faced by researchers, medical professionals, and society as a whole. Since the inception of antibiotics, which are small molecule drugs which disrupt essential processes in bacteria, viruses…

Low-carb diet vs. low-fat diet: Which is better for weight loss? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study assessed the impact of a low-fat or a low-carb diet on weight change and if genotypes or insulin secretion are related to the dietary effects of weight loss. The most common environmental factor to weight-related conditions is dietary intake. As a result, dietary intervention remains an extensively recommended treatment for weight loss….

How does the gut microbiome affect cancer immunotherapy? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent review in Science outlines the intricate relationships between the gut microbiome and our responsiveness to cancer immunotherapy. All mammals including humans are endowed with a flourishing community of microorganisms within their gut. Humans, for instance, have an average of 30 trillion bacteria thriving within our gut; this bacterial community is called the microbiome….

Do aerobic exercise programs encourage physical activity in postmenopausal women? – Medical News Bulletin

Canadian researchers evaluate the effects of moderate- and high-volume aerobic exercise programs on physical activity time in postmenopausal women. Physical activity is a key lifestyle factor in the prevention of several diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some forms of cancer. Studies have found that high sedentary time is a risk factor in the development…

How does hearing impact the chances of injuries from accidents? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigates the degrees of sensory impairment in hearing and its association with injuries from accidents in the US. Traffic accidents and road safety are paramount concerns. Accidental injuries are a leading cause of mortality and disability in the United States. Accidents and injuries occurring from accidents have resulted in treatment costs and…

Can the burden of cancer be attributed to diabetes and obesity? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study recently published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has delineated new attributions between several cancers and diabetes and high BMI. Diabetes and high body mass index are one of the leading causes of disease and mortality worldwide. With recent changes in lifestyle, there has been a dramatic increase in both obesity and…

How to help infants avoid developing a peanut allergy – Medical News Bulletin

A recent analysis published in the Canadian Family Physician suggests that introducing infants to peanuts earlier may help to avoid developing a peanut allergy. Peanuts are commonly known allergens. A peanut allergy may develop in sensitive individuals whose bodies do not recognise the proteins present in the peanut as a food source. Their bodies instead…