Monthly Archives: June 2020

Can a disturbance in pre-COVID routines disrupt sleep patterns? – Medical News Bulletin

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Snacking on almonds could improve cardiovascular health – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated the effects of daily snacking on almonds on cardiovascular risk factors. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide. The risk factors for cardiovascular diseases include high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood lipid levels, and abdominal obesity. Dietary guidelines have been established to mitigate risk factors. These include maintaining…

Freestyle Libre 14-day sensor reduces diabetes management costs – Medical News Bulletin

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How should healthcare systems manage cancer surgery during COVID-19 pandemic?

New proposed approach to managing bladder cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past three months, healthcare systems the world over have understandably focused their resources almost entirely on the challenges of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, other diseases haven’t gone away. As many countries begin to get to grips with coronavirus, attention is…

How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting cancer clinical trials? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting patient enrollment in cancer clinical trials.  Clinical trials are an integral part of health research, and they have led to the development of treatments for many diseases.  The purpose of clinical trials is to test the effectiveness and safety of potential treatments on people.  In…

Promising results from first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine – Medical News Bulletin

Chinese researchers report on the first human trial of a candidate vaccine for COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccine urgently required for long-term pandemic solution SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, has spread rapidly around the world since the first infections were reported at the end of 2019. The WHO situation report at the beginning of May…