Monthly Archives: December 2019

Can watermelon supplements be used to treat obesity? – Medical News Bulletin

Obese mice treated with watermelon supplements demonstrated lower blood sugar levels, reduced insulin concentration levels, and decreased inflammation. More than half of Americans are overweight, leading to negative health effects such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Although lifestyle changes are recommended, like exercise and eating healthy meals, many Americans find it difficult…

Is obesity associated with increased greenhouse gas emissions? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently studied whether people’s increasing body weight is associated with higher greenhouse gas emissions. Many scientists believe that increasing human development is linked to increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, are those that absorb and emit radiant energy, such as visible light and radio waves….

How much of the risk of Alzheimer’s is due to our genes? – Medical News Bulletin

Our genes alone do not determine our chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, study finds. Our genes determine many of our physical characteristics such as the colour of our eyes. However, the role of genes in the development of various diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, is an…

The link between coffee and diabetes risk may depend on brewing method – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study has investigated whether how coffee is made affects its protective effect against type 2 diabetes. Research has identified that drinking coffee is associated with a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes, however, does the method of brewing have any impact on this protective effect? That’s what researchers from Sweden wanted…

The relationship between fructose-containing sugars and cardiovascular health – Medical News Bulletin

Recent research appears to suggest that fructose-containing sugars are closely associated with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). A number of these studies are based on sugar-sweetened beverages, which is the largest source of fructose-containing sugars in the United States and Canada. These studies report that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages…

Do women follow dietary guidelines for pre-conception and pregnancy? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers examined compliance with dietary guidelines for preconception and pregnancy and potential reasons for non-adherence among pregnant women and couples who tried to conceive a child. Dietary guidelines are nutritional recommendations that help in the promotion of health and well-being and prevention of diet-related diseases. During the preconception period and pregnancy, non-compliance with these recommendations…

Новое приложение для наблюдения за пациентами с болезнью Паркинсона: SleepFit – Medical News Bulletin

Приложение SleepFit позволяет пациентам, страдающим болезнью Паркинсона, фиксировать в течение дня свои двигательные нарушения, помогая докторам контролировать и назначать лекарства в минимальных эффективных дозах. Болезнь Паркинсона, БП (англ. Parkinson’s Disease, PD) характеризуется дрожью, скованностью  мышц, а также замедленностью в инициировании и повторении произвольных движений. Это типичные двигательные нарушения, которые встречаются у пациентов с БП, дополняют…

High rates of cardiometabolic diseases: Are lifestyle factors to blame? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study explored the prevalence of cardiometabolic multimorbidity in Canada, highlighting lifestyle behaviours that may be linked. The prevalence of cardiometabolic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke continue to rise. Being diagnosed with more than one of these conditions is considered cardiometabolic multimorbidity (CM). A major concern within is that patients with…

Связаны ли грудное вскармливание и применение практики контакта кожа-к-коже между матерью и младенцем с внезапной детской смертностью? – Medical News Bulletin

Ученые изучали есть ли связь между грудным вскармливанием и применение практики контакта кожа-к-коже между матерью и младенцем с внезапной детской смертностью. Предыдущие исследования показали, что большое количество случаев  внезапных смертей младенцев происходит в первые шесть дней после рождения. Такие данные позволили предположить, что определенную роль здесь могут играть некоторые методики, практикуемые в госпиталях. Эти наблюдения…

Can oral care prevent heart disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Recent research shows a correlation between brushing teeth and heart health. Heart diseases also known as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are one of the leading causes of death globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 17.9 million people die each year due to heart diseases. Heart diseases are often referred to conditions which…