Monthly Archives: June 2019

Is it better to exercise in the morning or the evening? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen studied how exercising at different times of day may have different effects on metabolism. Circadian rhythms are biological functions that occur repeatedly over periods of about 24 hours. Some daily rhythms, such as feeding, are easy to identify, while others are less obvious as they happen at the cellular…

The role of macrophages in the treatment of Crohn’s disease – Medical News Bulletin

Scientists at the University of Plymouth explored a novel mechanism for the treatment of Crohn’s disease. The research focused on a type of immune cells called macrophages. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease of the bowel, causing abdominal cramps, loose stools, weight loss, and increased risk of colorectal cancer. There is no cure for this…

The connection between your gut bacteria and health – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study by researchers in the United States investigated how gut bacteria and health are connected. Consisting of over 10 trillion microbial cells and 1,000 different species of bacteria, the gut microbiome living in your intestinal tract has been gaining significant attention from scientists over the past 15 years. Organisms in the gut microbiome…

The connection between your gut bacteria and health – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study by researchers in the United States investigated how gut bacteria and health are connected. Consisting of over 10 trillion microbial cells and 1,000 different species of bacteria, the gut microbiome living in your intestinal tract has been gaining significant attention from scientists over the past 15 years. Organisms in the gut microbiome…

What is the relationship between sleep and health in teenagers? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study examined the connection between poor-quality sleep and its effect on the health of teenagers and kids. Sleep is important at all stages of life, but recent research has shown that it is particularly important in adolescence. While it is recommended that teenagers receive between 8 to 10 hours of sleep every night,…

Researchers have developed a new test for heart disease – Medical News Bulletin

A team of scientists has developed a new test for heart disease detection that does not involve needles, contrast agents, nor ionizing radiation. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world. IHD occurs when blood vessels supplying the heart become narrowed, resulting in impaired blood and oxygen…

Promising new treatment for pancreatic cancer – Medical News Bulletin

West Virginia University is exploring potential new treatments for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth deadliest cancer; it is often resistant to traditional chemotherapy drugs, and the tumours are often non-resectable. This means that a tumour cannot be removed surgically, often due to the fact that they are too close to blood vessels. To…

Could blood pressure drug have potential as a medication for Alzheimer’s disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in the Netherlands investigated whether a common blood pressure drug could be used as a medication for Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia describes a group of symptoms including memory loss, a decline in thinking processes, personality changes, and inappropriate behavior. There are several different types of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of progressive…

Three beneficial interventions to reduce cardiovascular-related deaths – Medical News Bulletin

A new study at Boston highlights the three most effective interventions to prevent 94 million cardiovascular-related deaths within 25 years. Non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, are a major epidemic of the modern world. Promoting public awareness and prevention strategies is essential. As part of this process, scientists at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health…