Monthly Archives: January 2020

Lifestyle factors reduce breast cancer risk, supported by new study – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study supports previous research suggesting lifestyle factors such as diet can reduce breast cancer risk. Previous research has linked lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity, and smoking status to breast cancer risk. A recent study published in Nutrition Journal further supports this previous research. Researchers examined lifestyle factors and how they affect…

Injecting tumours with flu vaccine may help fight cancer – Medical News Bulletin

New study finds that injecting tumours with flu vaccine may switch tumours from “cold” to “hot”. Immunotherapy is a promising new cancer treatment option that harnesses the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Cancer immunotherapy provides an alternative to classical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation that are associated with a host of…

Is there a link between air pollution and brain health? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study investigates the link between air pollution and brain health by investigating the effects of in proximity to major roads. Air pollution is a growing problem around the world as various industries produce increasing amounts of carbon dioxide, methane, and other pollutants. These pollutants have detrimental effects on climate change, air quality, and…

Patient-centered medical homes help older adults take control of their well-being – Medical News Bulletin

Using wellness coaches and medical professionals, researchers were able to help older adults with chronic diseases to take control of their well-being. “I don’t have the time.”  “It’s too much work.”  “I don’t have the money to pay someone to help.”  “There’s nothing I can do about it.”  “I have other responsibilities.”  “I don’t know…

The role of aluminum and amyloid-β in familial Alzheimer’s disease – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study has supported the link between aluminum and familial Alzheimer’s disease and further explored how aluminum and amyloid-β are interlinked in the disease. Familial Alzheimer’s disease is a rare type of Alzheimer’s disease that is associated with three kinds of genetic mutations – amyloid precursor protein, presenilin-1, and presenilin-2. The link between aluminum…

The cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery – Medical News Bulletin

A new study models an improved bariatric surgery care pathway to estimate the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery. For many obese patients, surgery is a key treatment option that can provide long-term health improvement. Evidence over the years has established the positive outcomes of bariatric surgery in suitable patients. Bariatric surgery has been associated with better…

Are we closer to being able to ‘print’ a functioning artificial ovary? – Medical News Bulletin

Scientists identify and map structural proteins in the pig ovary, bringing us closer to developing ‘bio-ink’ for 3-D printing an artificial ovary.   The need for developing bio-prosthetic or artificial ovary Approximately one in six female cancer survivors suffer from early menopause due to the serious side-effects of chemotherapy. Clinically known as premature ovarian insufficiency,…

Are 9/11 responders more likely to develop cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

New study examines whether exposure to 9/11 rubble increases cancer risk. The attacks on the World Trade Centre towers on September 11th, 2001 remain the defining moment of the 21st century. While close to 3,000 people were killed directly by the attacks, the devastating effects may have extended far beyond that fateful date. A new…

New AI tool to detect low glucose levels – Medical News Bulletin

In a new study, researchers developed a new AI tool to detect low glucose levels from ECG signals using non-invasive wearable sensors. Tracking changes in blood sugar or glucose levels is vital for diabetic patients. Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) results in long-term health complications that can damage the kidney, nerves, and blood vessels in the…