Monthly Archives: September 2018

What are effects of vaping on the lungs’ immune cells? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent study by Scott and colleagues attempted to investigate the potential effects of vaping on the lungs by studying the effects of vapourized components on human alveolar macrophages. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming a popular activity among both traditional cigarette smokers and ex-smokers. Using e-cigarettes is also…

Specific nutrient in vegetables helps in colon cancer prevention – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] An exciting study published in the journal Immunity demonstrated a mechanism by which chemicals in vegetables can help in colon cancer prevention. Scientists from the Francis Crick Institute have revealed a mechanism through which chemicals found in vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can significantly reduce the risk…

What is the optimal timing of hip fracture surgery? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Sobolev and colleagues assess mortality and provide timing guidelines for hip fracture surgery. Hip fractures are extremely common and lead to death in 5% to 10% of patients within 30 days. Surgery typically improves survival, and surgery within 48 hours of…

How being a ‘night owl’ can increase your risk of weight gain and diabetes – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] Does being a “morning person” or a “night owl” have an impact on your weight? A recent study investigated if there is a link between an individual’s sleep cycle and obesity in prediabetes patients. Your circadian rhythm or “internal clock” is how your brain regulates your sleep-wake cycle…

Could exposure to copper or zinc affect ischemic heart disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new study used genetic analysis to determine if copper or zinc levels could alter the risk of ischemic heart disease. The results suggest that copper decreases disease risk, whereas zinc increases it. Ischemic heart disease accounts for almost 13% of deaths worldwide, making it the single-largest cause…

Neural links in depression and sleep difficulties – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers examined which brain areas play a role in the association between depression and sleep complications. Depression is recognized as one of the most debilitating illnesses these days. According to the World Health Organization, depression is currently the leading reason for disability. While there are many known treatments,…

When healthy eating tips are not beneficial – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recently published American Heart Association advisory examined previous studies to assess the validity of healthy eating tips. Healthy eating tips provide guidelines on what should and should not be consumed for optimal health—but do they really improve overall health? One common healthy eating tip is to consume…

Do wearable defibrillators save lives? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Cardiac arrest is often a sudden and fatal event that can be treated with cardiac defibrillators. Researchers investigate if wearable defibrillators are an ideal solution for high-risk pediatric patients. Cardiac arrest is sudden heart failure which leads to loss of blood circulation. While certain risk factors can increase…

Weight gain after quitting smoking is worth it, researchers say – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine explored the health consequences of weight gain after quitting smoking. Quitting smoking is a difficult feat that brings many health benefits, such as improving cardiovascular health. However, one common effect of quitting is weight gain. This may…

How sex hormones relate to migraine pain – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, researchers investigated the links between sex hormones and pain receptors in relation to migraines. Experts estimate that chronic pain affects more than 20% of the world’s population and is one of the most debilitating human diseases. Researchers are working to understand the…