Monthly Archives: November 2018

Sleep problems in children associated with an unhealthy lifestyle – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, researchers investigated the negative effects of sleep problems in children. Forty percent of students aged 6 to 17 report a lack of good sleep habits. However, healthy sleep patterns are essential in childhood and adolescence. Good…

Is therapy on the way for aggressive breast cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent article published in the NEJM has highlighted a first-of-its-kind success in lengthening survival for patients with aggressive breast cancer. Metastatic triple negative breast cancer is a form of an aggressive breast cancer that has spread within distant organs of the body and lacks key growth receptors that can…

Want to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle? Increase your exercise, study says – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] A recent study reviewed the effects of physical inactivity on the risk of cardiovascular disease and the environmental factors influencing a heart-healthy lifestyle among patients. Physical activity is associated with many health benefits including a decrease in the risk of mortality, greater cardiovascular health, lower occurrence of illness,…

Is there a genetic link between Alzheimer’s and heart disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers studied 1.5 million people to investigate the relationship between Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Increasing evidence from clinical trials and epidemiological studies suggests there is a link between Alzheimer’s and heart disease. The occurrence of the two diseases together is the most common cause of dementia in elderly…

New brain cancer treatment could help preserve cognitive function – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in the United States recently conducted a study looking at the effect a new brain cancer treatment had on preserving cognitive function. In Canada, 27 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour every day. The average survival is less than one year, even…

Increased use of mental health services in American college students – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study examined the rates of using mental health services among U.S. college students, as well as possible explanatory factors. While college mental health services are available for students, it has become an increasing concern that these may not be able to cover everyone. It has been…

Is cervical cancer survival different for cancers with and without HPV? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, Lei and colleagues establish differential cervical cancer survival based on HPV status.   Cervical cancer is a major cause of death for women across the world. Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is known to cause cervical cancer, and HPV vaccination programs have dramatically reduced the…

Does dapagliflozin for diabetes treatment also benefit cardiovascular health? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers studied whether dapagliflozin for diabetes treatment could also have beneficial effects on heart disease outcomes. Diabetes affects more than 415 million adults worldwide and continues to increase in prevalence. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of other negative outcomes from cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and…

Increasing rates of ocular syphilis—an eye disease that can cause blindness – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new study published in Scientific Reports indicates a recent rise in cases of ocular syphilis which can lead to redness, blurred vision, and blindness. Syphilis is an infection that is spread through direct contact with a syphilis sore.  Since these sores are found in the mucous membranes…

How does metformin benefit those with type 1 diabetes and heart disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, investigated the cardioprotective effects of metformin in type 1 diabetes and heart disease. Studies have shown that patients with diabetes mellitus have a two to four-fold higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Diabetes mellitus is a…