Monthly Archives: September 2019

Is it risky to continue with blood thinner drugs after a gastrointestinal bleed? – Medical News Bulletin

Study shows the benefit of resuming blood thinner drugs after a gastrointestinal bleed outweighs the risk of a rebleeding event. Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a common problem affecting approximately 150 patients per 100,000 population in the United States and the United Kingdom and has a mortality rate of 5% to 10%. GI bleeding can be…

Discovery of the role of the APOE4 gene in Alzheimer’s disease could encourage research into treatment – Medical News Bulletin

A new stem cell-derived human model reveals the role of the most common genetic risk factor, the APOE4 gene, in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease begin decades before clinical signs and symptoms are detected or observed. It is a progressive disease characterized…

Can family history explain the link between breast cancer and prostate cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

A new meta-analysis evaluated the link between breast cancer and prostate cancer risk to determine if breast cancer in first-degree relatives increased the risk of prostate cancer in men. Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in most western countries. Prostate cancer has high morbidity and mortality making it the fifth…

What do people think causes cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study assessed cancer patients’ perceptions regarding the potential causes of their cancer. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death around the world.  There are many known risk factors such as smoking, poor diet, inadequate exercise, alcohol consumption, and sun exposure. Knowing what people think causes cancer is important for promoting prevention…

What are the benefits of a plant-based diet for rheumatoid arthritis? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently reviewed the benefits of a plant-based diet for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that affects up to one percent of the world’s population, potentially 75 million people. The cause of RA is unknown, but it is thought to be a combination of genetics, environment, and chance. Rheumatoid arthritis…

Do you know the best selfie pose for Instagram? – Medical News Bulletin

New study explores whether we have an innate sense of how to take the perfect selfie. How to take the perfect selfie? It’s a question as old as … well, as old as camera phones. A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE explores a theory that humans have a subconscious preference for eye…

Can our diet have a beneficial impact on inflammatory bowel disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers have demonstrated an association between diet-mediated remission in inflammatory bowel disease and microbiome composition. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella name for various gastrointestinal tract disorders, the most abundant is Crohn’s disease in humans. Years of research have suggested that a combination of environmental factors and genetic susceptibility plays a role in the…

Are time-outs bad for kids? – Medical News Bulletin

Recent research investigates the controversial practice of time-outs on emotional and behavioural functioning in children. Many parents are aware of the time-out strategy as a means of discouraging bad behaviour. Although this tactic is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, there have been lingering questions about its effectiveness and whether or not this strategy…

Benefits of tea on brain health – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers build on previous work that has suggested that there are benefits of tea on brain health. Drinking tea has been a cultural pastime since antiquity. Interest in the benefits of tea on brain health has developed in recent years in the field of psychology. So far, researchers have found an association between tea drinking…