Monthly Archives: June 2018

Does poor sleep lead to inflammation in women? – Medical News Bulletin

Since inflammation may increase the risk of disease, researchers examined whether there is a correlation between poor sleep and increased inflammation in middle-aged women. Poor sleep is common in middle-aged women. Sleep disturbances can last for a long time and can reduce an individual’s quality of life and increase a person’s vulnerability to psychological disorders…

Hyaluronic acid may reduce pain after intervertebral disc injury – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers implanted a hyaluronic acid hydrogel into the site of an intervertebral disc injury to see if it reduced the level of pain. Chronic low back pain is a common condition. About 26-42% of chronic low back pain is caused by an intervertebral disc injury. The intervertebral disc, as its name suggests, lies between the…

The role of durvalumab in treating advanced lung cancer – Medical News Bulletin

In the ATLANTIC study, researchers investigated the clinical activity of the immune checkpoint inhibitor, durvalumab, in the treatment of lung cancer. Advancements in science have led to an increase in treatment options for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. These advancements include targeted treatments for patients with specific mutations in EGFR tyrosine kinase and anaplastic…

How does Parkinson’s disease affect the female caregiver? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated whether Parkinson’s disease affects intimacy and relationship satisfaction when the caregiver is a female spouse. Parkinson’s disease with mild cognitive impairment is a long-term neuro-degenerative disorder that mainly impacts the individual’s motor functions. Early symptoms include difficulty walking, shaking, rigidity, and slow movement. Between 20% and 50% of those with Parkinson’s…

How noise pollution could be putting you at risk of diabetes – Medical News Bulletin

Noisy city streets may prove more than just an annoyance as researchers find a link between chronic exposure to noise pollution and type 2 diabetes in animal studies. According to the Centers for Disease Control estimates, more than 29 million Americans are currently living with diabetes and up to 25% of them don’t even know…

Would taxing soft drinks help combat chronic disease? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent review investigates whether placing taxes on products like alcohol, tobacco, and soft drinks is an effective strategy for combating chronic disease. Adding a tax on products like soft-drinks in a bid to discourage frequent consumption has recently made headlines. While alcohol and tobacco have long been subject to taxes, a common argument used…

Pilates improves running performance, study finds – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study assessed the influence of engaging in core training, or Pilates, on the performance and metabolic cost of trained runners. The human body requires oxygen to perform work. Each individual has a maximum oxygen consumption. The ability to run long distances requires an individual to have a large maximum oxygen consumption value, along…

Can mindfulness promote the well-being of diabetics? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study evaluated the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on the quality of life and metabolic control in patients with diabetes. Diabetes is a severe health problem that affects an increasing percentage of our population. In the United States, approximately 29 million people are affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and around 90%…

What is the impact of traffic pollution on childhood asthma? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study in the United Kingdom evaluated the impact of traffic-related air pollution on the development of childhood asthma. Asthma is a chronic condition of the airway passages of the lungs. Asthma sufferers become oversensitive to certain stimuli such as air pollution, dust, and pollen, which can trigger an attack. This causes their airways…

Does high-fructose corn syrup cause asthma? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers examined the link between fructose, from high-fructose corn syrup-sweetened soda or apple juice, and asthma. Consuming high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from drinks such as HFCS-sweetened soda and some fruit juices has been linked to respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Potential reasons for this are that in some individuals,…