Monthly Archives: October 2021

Insulin resistance and depression are linked, according to study

A recent study by Stanford University suggests that being insulin resistant may contribute to the development of major depressive disorders.1 This link between insulin resistance and depression may lead to the development of more effective treatment and prevention options for those with depressive disorder.  Depressive disorders are the number-one cause of disability.2 People who develop…

What is electroacupuncture – Medical News Bulletin

Acupuncture has been used to relieve pain for thousands of years. The practice involves inserting tiny needles into treatment points called acupoints. These acupoints contain immune, nerve, and circulatory tissues, and triggering these areas is thought to launch a response that helps regulate these pathways.1,2  So, what is electroacupuncture? Electroacupuncture is an extension of this…

Antibodies against original COVID-19 strain may not be effective against variants

The antibodies produced from the original COVID-19 virus strain are not equipped to fight against viral variants, a study suggests.  The study, published in June, identified two gene sequences commonly found in antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19.1 These gene sequences called “clonotypes” are part of the antibodies that bind to the spike protein. …

Blood clots have been identified in Long COVID patients

A recent study is the first to reveal that COVID-19 can leave micro clots post-infection. These blood clots may contribute to persistent COVID-related symptoms post-infection including fatigue and muscle weakness, also termed Long COVID.  What is “Long COVID”?  The research group led by Professor Resia Pretorius at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, set out to…

How long does Restylane last?

Restylane is an injection that acts to “fill in” wrinkles. Restylane contains Hyaluronic Acid, a compound naturally found in connective tissues, around joints, and cartilage.1 Injection of Hyaluronic Acid promotes the formation of collagen – a connective tissue – on the skin, which bridges the gaps between skin to fill in wrinkles. Juvéderm and Perlane…

Depression in parents and their children – is there a connection?

A new study investigates whether depression in parents around the time of pregnancy is associated with increased rates of depression in their children.  Major depressive disorder, or clinical depression, is a mental health condition that can often affect mood, concentration, sleep, and eating habits.1  In 2017, over seven percent of U.S. adults experienced at least…