Monthly Archives: July 2019

How do blood glucose monitors work? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Traditional blood glucose monitors versus continuous glucose monitors – ever wondered how blood glucose monitors work? Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is a major concern in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes. If left unmanaged, high blood sugar can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and induce significant nerve and kidney damage. Additionally,…

Can relaxation during breastfeeding improve the health of mother and child? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] In a recent study, researchers found that relaxation techniques used during breastfeeding improves weight gain and sleep in infants. Early infancy is a pivotal time for growth and development in a child. Breastfeeding provides the ideal source of nutrition for growing infants and is associated with numerous long and short-term health benefits for mother…

What are the benefits of resveratrol supplements for astronauts? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] A recent study determined the health benefits of resveratrol supplements in preserving muscle mass and strength under simulated Mars gravity. Humans have not been beyond Earth’s orbit in decades, but this is about to change. In the next few years, NASA plans to transport astronauts back to the moon, and eventually on to Mars….

Alzheimer’s disease drug development pipeline – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] The fourth annual review by the Cleveland Clinic on Alzheimer’s disease drug development pipeline highlighted several new advances in the field. Alzheimer’s disease drug development programs have a high failure rate and only a few treatments are currently available. Therefore, analysis of the Alzheimer’s drug development pipeline can provide some insight into the evolution…

Unique spinal cells may serve as biomarkers for ALS diagnosis, study finds – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Researchers have identified unique cell types in the spinal cords of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that may enable early diagnosis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects neurons in the central nervous system. Otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is characterized by the progressive loss of motor neurons…

Is obesity a disease? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Three prominent healthcare providers recently debated whether or not obesity should be given the label of a disease, in the BMJ Today. The prevalence of obesity is on the rise in most developed nations. Many health complications for obese individuals can occur including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and hormone-dependent cancers, to mention…

Is obesity a disease? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Three prominent healthcare providers recently debated whether or not obesity should be given the label of a disease, in the BMJ Today. The prevalence of obesity is on the rise in most developed nations. Many health complications for obese individuals can occur including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and hormone-dependent cancers, to mention…

Best kind of exercise for reducing fat around the heart – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] In a recent study, researchers investigated the effects of exercise on fat around the heart. Cardiovascular disease, an umbrella term for many diseases involving the heart and vascular system, is responsible for the most deaths worldwide. A major cause of cardiovascular disease is obesity, which can result in fat deposits around the heart. Fat…

A new way to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Scientists in Australia have developed a precise new way to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using nuclear medicine. A study recently published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine discusses how to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease in a quicker, more efficient way by categorizing inflammatory markers. Researchers used immuno-positron emission tomography (Immuno-PET) to image antibodies that…

Can a dermatoscope improve early melanoma detection? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Results from a recent study suggest that an inexpensive and affordable solution for early melanoma detection should be implemented in clinical practice. Early detection and diagnosis of melanoma in Stage 0 or Stage 1 can increase survival rate to as much as 98%, demonstrating the importance of improving melanoma detection methods. Researchers from the…