Monthly Archives: June 2018

How much is too much wine? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A study published in The Lancet investigates the risks of premature death in wine drinkers and finds that the limit should much lower than the current American recommendation. National recommendations for alcohol consumption vary across the globe. The United States places an upper limit of 196g a week…

Which gastroprotectant is most effective for peptic ulcer disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Gastroprotectant drugs treat and prevent peptic ulcer disease and its associated complications. A recent study from the UK provides insight into the effects of different gastroprotectant drugs in various clinical situations. Peptic ulcer disease includes ulcers of the stomach and of the upper intestine. Ulcers of the stomach…

Does losing weight in childhood reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated whether increased weight in children is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in adulthood. Weight gain can result from a poor diet and a lack of physical activity. A lack of physical activity can lessen the use of glucose within the body, as the cells do not…

Do advertising campaigns contribute to tobacco use in youth? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in the US recently investigated the relationship between advertising campaigns and tobacco use among teenagers. The tobacco industry has been under close observation for many years now. Tobacco products are not only addictive but are also hazardous for our health. We have learned that teenagers are particularly responsive to cigarette marketing campaigns, which increases…

Exercise may be the answer to combat work-related fatigue – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study looked at the effects of work-related fatigue from physically inactive and demanding jobs on the levels of physical exercise. Exercise can improve many aspects of well-being. Specifically, physical exercise may also reduce fatigue caused by work demands. However, exercise seems to decline as work-related exhaustion…

Does food insecurity pose a risk for developing type 2 diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers examine if household food insecurity is linked to a risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Food insecurity is a significant problem in Canada. It is the state of having limited or uncertain access to food due to financial problems. Statistics estimate that around 3.2 million Canadians were living in food-insecure households in 2014. These…

Has vaping created a new generation of young smokers? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 5] A recent article published in BMJ Open shed light on the use of e-cigarettes among adolescents as a predictor of their likelihood to smoke in the future. You may have seen teens in your community walking around with a peculiar device in hand, puffing clouds of smoke overhead….

Can aerobic exercise increase cognitive performance in young adults? – Medical News Bulletin

Swiss researchers evaluated how aerobic exercise affects short and long-term memory among university students. Exercise is highly touted as one of the best ways to keep pristine mental and physical health. Aerobic exercise, in particular, intends to improve the efficiency of the cardiovascular system. Previous studies have also found that aerobic exercise may have short-term…

Do certain foods increase your risk of rheumatoid arthritis? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers determine whether certain foods may be linked to an increased likelihood of developing rheumatoid arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, rheumatoid arthritis is a disease wherein the body’s immune system attacks the joints, creating inflammation within them. This inflammation can damage cartilage, leading to loose, unstable, and painful joints. Inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis…

Renal cell carcinoma: Phase-1 trial finds effective drug combination with high risks – Medical News Bulletin

A phase-1b trial funded by Merck and Pfizer combined two drugs to evaluate their effectiveness in treating renal cell carcinoma. Renal cell carcinoma makes up 95% of kidney cancer cases. About 338,000 cases of renal cell carcinoma are detected worldwide every year. Renal cell carcinoma is a form of cancer that starts in the small…