Monthly Archives: May 2019

New treatment for type 2 diabetes shows promising results in a pre-clinical study – Medical News Bulletin

A study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests a new molecule could be a promising new treatment for type 2 diabetes. Facts about type 2 diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic diseases. In 2017, over 2 million Canadians reported being diagnosed with diabetes. According to Statistics Canada, Canadians…

Controlling blood pressure in older individuals may increase mortality rates – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study assessed whether controlling blood pressure with anti-hypertensive treatment would be associated with a reduced rate of morality. High blood pressure is one of the most prevalent health concerns in adults across the globe. A recent study aimed to understand whether maintaining normal blood pressure values would have an impact on life expectancy…

Controlling blood pressure in older individuals may increase mortality rates – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study assessed whether controlling blood pressure with anti-hypertensive treatment would be associated with a reduced rate of morality. High blood pressure is one of the most prevalent health concerns in adults across the globe. A recent study aimed to understand whether maintaining normal blood pressure values would have an impact on life expectancy…

Can a gout drug help reduce complications of diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study evaluated colchicine, a drug used for gout treatment, to improve a complication of diabetes called metabolic syndrome. Approximately one-third of adults in the United States have metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of conditions such as increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, increased body fat, and increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels…

Is type 2 diabetes treatment linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study, published in Diabetes care, investigated a potential link between type 2 diabetes treatment and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.   Type 2 diabetes, a medical condition characterized by the body’s inability to manage appropriate blood sugar levels, has been associated with worsened cognitive functions. Specifically, compared to healthy individuals type…

Researchers develop toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure   – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers have developed a toilet seat that can detect congestive heart failure. It could be available in homes very soon.   Over a million new cases of congestive heart failure are diagnosed each year. Congestive heart failure is when the heart muscle is not pumping blood as well as it should. Your heart can become…

Is dementia really related to smoking? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in Kentucky investigated if smoking truly does increase the risk of dementia, following other studies that have come to this conclusion. A recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease examined if tobacco smoking was a risk for dementia. Numerous studies have demonstrated that smoking is associated with risk of dementia. However, these…

Do age-related changes in gut bacteria harm heart health? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study determined how changes in the gut microbiome influence heart health and identified potential links between gut health and arterial dysfunction due to ageing. Ageing is associated with a number of health challenges. Of many disorders that ageing presents, cardiovascular disease carries the greatest burden for the elderly population, their family members, and…

Can a gut virus trigger type 1 diabetes in children? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study published in Scientific Reports highlights the role of gut viruses in stimulating type 1 diabetes in children.   Type 1 diabetes in children is a cause of growing concern. Nearly 40,000 cases of type 1 diabetes are diagnosed each year in the United States. Several environmental factors are associated with type 1…

Is smartphone use becoming more problematic? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry determined the overall health effects of smartphone use in Australia.   The past decade has shown a dramatic increase in the use of smartphones. It is estimated that 2.5 billion people use smartphones worldwide. In 2017, 64% of the United States population owned smartphones. Currently, in Australia, 88%…