Monthly Archives: July 2018

How the brain regulates blood sugar levels – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent article published in Science Translational Medicine looks into how the brain regulates glucose metabolism in humans. The constant maintenance of blood sugar levels, regulated by certain hormones, is essential to our health and survival. Insulin is one hormone that is made and secreted by the pancreas,…

A good night’s rest is key for marathon runners – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Canadian researchers recently examined the sleep patterns and habits behind the athletes of ultramarathon running. It is no secret that proper sleep is a critical component of success at any level of athletic performance. At heightened levels of physical activity, such as ultramarathon running, it is even more…

Can your alcohol consumption put you at risk for a heart attack? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 5] A recent study in PLOS Medicine explored the controversial issue of the relationship between alcohol and the incidence rate of heart attacks. It is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that every year, 6 million people suffer from a myocardial infarction, simply known as a heart attack….

Do nitrate-rich vegetables lower high blood pressure? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers determine if nitrate-rich vegetables lower high blood pressure in participants with prehypertension or untreated grade 1 hypertension. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, affects millions of people worldwide. In the United States alone, hypertension affects 75 million people. Globally, there is an importance placed on sustaining a…

What is the role of the gut microbiome in mental health? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] An Australian research team investigated evidence linking the gut microbiome with specific psychiatric disorders and age-related cognitive impairment. The human body is host to a vast number of diverse microbes that perform important and beneficial functions. Evidence is now emerging that communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the…

The emergence of resistance in anti-fungal drugs – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 1] A recent review in Science has described an alarming rise of resistance in anti-fungal drugs used for plant, animal, and human applications. Fungal pathogens can have devastating effects on our agriculture, animal husbandry, and global health. Globally, fungal pathogens lead to wastage of about 20% of crop-yields before…

Living meaningfully with mental illness: Experiences during mental health recovery – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study sought to understand the concept of living well with mental illness, focusing on the complex process of recovery. There is growing evidence that mental illnesses like schizophrenia are not life-long as they were thought to be. There is a wealth of qualitative data of first-person,…

How common is polypharmacy in older adults? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Polypharmacy, or using different medications at the same time, can increase the risk of dangerous side effects. A recent study measured how common polypharmacy is among older adults in the United Kingdom. Combining prescription medications can potentially cause serious side effects. Known as polypharmacy, using many different medications…

A breath test may now help detect oesophagogastric cancer – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recently published in JAMA Oncology, researchers claim that a breath test may be a viable solution to detect cancers in the oesophagus and stomach. The United Kingdom (UK) states that one in every three patients presents to the hospital with complaints of gastrointestinal discomfort. Statistics report that in…

If exercise is medicine, how much do we prescribe? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Research has suggested exercise is medicine, so should it be prescribed as such? A recent review summarized existing evidence supporting the clinical efficacy of prescribing exercise for managing abdominal obesity. Evidence has shown that regular and consistent exercise is one of the most important lifestyle changes that can…