Monthly Archives: December 2018

Insulin therapy set to increase by 2030, but most won’t receive it – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recent studies revealed the growing concerns in those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their treatment options. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes affects millions of people worldwide and is constantly growing. The amount of insulin needed to treat people living with diabetes worldwide is currently…

Antioxidants may alleviate diabetic brain fog, study finds – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study presented at the Society for Endocrinology conference, researchers from Glasgow, Scotland used a mouse model to investigate whether antioxidants can mitigate brain fog associated with diabetes. Blood sugar levels rise normally rise after eating. In response, the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin into…

How do hypoallergenic dogs affect the risk of asthma in children? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in Scientific Reports analyzed whether different dog traits modify the risk of asthma in children. Asthma is a condition that causes shortness of breath as a result of the swelling and narrowing of airways. The symptoms of asthma are commonly visible during childhood with…

Is oral apixaban an effective blood clot treatment for cancer patients? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers at the Mayo Clinic compared the efficacy and safety of oral apixaban with heparin for blood clot treatment in cancer patients. One out of five patients with cancer is at the risk of developing a clot in their veins. These clots are dangerous and are the second…

Is dementia genetic? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published by Nature Medicine, researchers investigated the genetic predispositions to developing dementia. A common form of inherited early-onset dementia that occurs within the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain is often caused by tau, granulin precursor (GRN), and chromosome 9 open reading frame…

Breakthrough research suggests a potential treatment for restless leg syndrome – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Scientists made a research breakthrough in understanding the responsible mechanisms of restless leg syndrome.   Restless legs syndrome is a disorder related to sensation and movement. It is a common nervous system condition that causes an overwhelming irresistible urge to move the legs. The uncomfortable sensation usually happens…

Can we predict colorectal cancer risk from our DNA? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in the United States examined the genomes of over 125,000 people to identify genetic variants associated with increased colorectal cancer risk. Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest cancers worldwide. Colorectal cancer starts from cells in the large intestine, comprised of the colon and rectum. These cells…

An upcoming acute myeloid leukemia treatment for older patients – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study has shown extremely promising results highlighting the success of combining a targeted therapy and chemotherapies to treat acute myeloid leukemia in older patients. Acute myeloid leukemia is a type of blood cancer that originates in bone marrow, the site for the formation of blood cells…

Can fruits and vegetables reduce your risk of memory loss? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] Researchers determined whether fruits and vegetables are the keys to unlock better memory skills and reduce the risk of memory loss. Memory loss is often experienced as we age, with up to 40% of people 65 and older experiencing cognitive impairment. There are many health conditions that affect…

Social networking in teenagers related to substance use – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study examined the association between social networking patterns and substance use in young adolescents. One of the most disconcerting topics in mental health is the problem of addiction in children and young adults. Substance use disorders, including the use of drugs and alcohol, are an especially…