Monthly Archives: August 2019

Alternate day fasting improves markers of cardiovascular health – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated the effects of alternate day fasting, finding that participants had reduced total caloric intake and improved markers of cardiovascular health.   A recent clinical trial demonstrated that alternate day fasting for a period of four weeks was able to improve markers of overall health, including markers of cardiovascular health, reduced fat…

Can Lyme disease be diagnosed at an early stage? – Medical News Bulletin

Recently, researchers investigated a new reliable multiple platforms’ method that helps to diagnose Lyme disease at an early stage. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterial pathogen Borrelia Burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Due to climate changes and warmer winters, ticks are becoming active earlier in the season…

Prevalence and sex-differences in burdensome interventions for dementia patients – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study examined the prevalence of burdensome interventions in advanced dementia patients towards the end of their lives, as well as the differences between men and women. Healthcare in older adults and senior persons is often a serious concern for medical researchers and professionals. The –care portion of the term is often just as…

Is there an association between antibiotics and colon cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers examine if there is an association between antibiotics and colon cancer. They looked into specific colon regions. The use of antibiotics continues to rise every year, recently estimated at 70 billion individual antibiotic prescriptions in 2010.  While sometimes necessary in treating bacterial infections, antibiotics have been associated with a negative impact on gut health….

Can an electromagnetic field be used to prevent spread of breast cancer cells? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study from Ohio State University examined whether electromagnetic fields could be used to prevent the spread of breast cancer cells to other parts of the body. Metastasis, or the spread of cancer cells to new areas of the body by way of the lymph system is responsible for almost 90 percent of cancer-related…

Potential link between gut microbiome and genetic risk of autoimmunity – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers have discovered a potential link between the human gut microbiome and genetic risk for autoimmunity. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disorder that develops in children and adolescents and is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Researchers from Linkoping University in Sweden and the University of Florida in the US assessed the gut…

Can an Alzheimer’s drug reverse the brain damage caused by binge drinking? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study finds that Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil successfully reverses neurological damage caused by alcohol. Adolescence is a time of great change. We are all familiar with the extensive physical changes young people undergo as they transition between childhood and adulthood.  However, during this period, the human brain also undergoes significant changes. Adolescents experience significant…

Do the benefits of ginkgo biloba include treating type 2 diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers investigated whether ginkgo biloba could be used to treat type 2 diabetes. Almost 422 million people worldwide have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is frequently related to obesity and there is no cure. It is caused when the body loses its ability to regulate the amount of sugar in…

Twitter study shows health benefits of urban green space – Medical News Bulletin

For city-dwellers, the key to emotional well-being may come down to spending more time in nature. With most of the planet’s population living in cities, the growth of urban areas has been coupled to rising rates of mood disorders. Now, a growing body of research points to the restorative benefits of nature on personal well-being….

Is insomnia linked to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in Sweden analyzed genetic data from four large public health studies to investigate the link between insomnia and heart disease. Insomnia is a difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. People with insomnia experience symptoms due to poor sleep quality such as fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, and mood disturbance. Most people have occasional,…