Monthly Archives: September 2019

Is fat mass index a good indicator of cardiovascular risk in diabetes patients? – Medical News Bulletin

A large data analysis evaluated fat mass index and lean body mass index as indicators of cardiovascular risk in diabetes patients. Obesity is an important risk factor for several health problems, including heart disease. It is important to have an accurate method of measuring obesity, both in order to study its effects on populations and…

Advanced MRI scans to help patients at risk of stroke-related dementia – Medical News Bulletin

Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain scan analysis helps to identify patients with a high risk of developing stroke-related dementia, study finds. Strokes, which occur when blood flow to the brain is blocked, can affect the thinking abilities of the patient and also lead to dementia. When the stroke affects the small blood vessels in…

A new Alzheimer’s treatment gives hope for a leading cause of death – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigating a new Alzheimer’s treatment gives hope for the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.   A new way to combat deadly dementia. Did you know Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States? Alzheimer’s disease is just one type of a group of conditions known…

Unusual new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease showing promising results – Medical News Bulletin

Transcranial Electromagnetic Treatment (TEMT) shows promising ability to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease was first described by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and yet, some 113 years later, treatment for the disease is still limited to targeting symptoms. There has been a consistent failure to develop a drug that successfully modifies the disease itself. There…

Can blueberries improve aging and health? – Medical News Bulletin

A series of research studies report on the effects of blueberries on age-related health. Blueberries contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; characteristics that are strongly linked with healthy aging. Previous studies conducted on rodents have identified that blueberries offer several health benefits for those facing age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and blood…

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…