Category Archives: Allergies & Asthma

Ketamine treatment for alcoholism – Medical News Bulletin

Alcohol use disorder is a chronic relapsing disorder that currently lacks treatment options; recent research has investigated ketamine treatment for alcoholism. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic, relapsing disorder where alcohol use is continued despite the negative consequences. Effective treatment options for the disorder are lacking. Recently, the therapeutic use of ketamine, a schedule…

Glucose biosensor pacifier – an innovation in newborn glucose monitoring – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers from the University of California have developed a pacifier-based glucose biosensor that can help to monitor an infant’s real-time glucose levels in saliva. Their research, published in ACS’ Analytical Chemistry, aims to provide a safe method to help diagnose and track diabetes in babies. Wearable biosensors that can monitor health non-invasively are widely used…

Does sleep affect biological aging and cardiovascular disease? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study examines the link between duration of sleep, biological aging, and cardiovascular disease. It is recommended for adults between the ages of 18 and 64 to get between seven and nine hours of sleep a night, however, a large portion of the population regularly falls below this range.  Many people experience sleep deprivation…

How does physical activity affect fracture risk in postmenopausal women? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study has found that even moderate physical activity is enough to reduce fracture risk in postmenopausal women. Postmenopausal women are at increased risk of fractures. Nearly 1.5 million fractures occur in women in the United States every year, occurring most often in the hip. Low bone mineral density (BMD), decreased muscle strength, and…

Is there a link between neighbourhood walkability and cardiovascular risk? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers attempt to determine how neighbourhood walkability and cardiovascular risk are related using a Canadian study sample. Cardiovascular disease is a significant cause of mortality worldwide. Exercise can be helpful in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, unfortunately, only about one in four Americans participate in regular exercise activities. The negative…

Supporting the use of exercise during cancer: assessing, advising, and it’s referral by healthcare professionals – Medical News Bulletin

Exercise during cancer can be a tool for treatment, however, there remain barriers and to implementing exercise as a source of treatment into the healthcare system. Exercise is medicine. It is commonly known that exercise is beneficial for those with cardiovascular diseases and also for healthy individuals. For cancer patients, the treatment options including chemotherapy,…

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…

Novel technique to isolate placental cells for non-invasive genetic testing – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers develop a simple method for isolating trophoblast cells from cervical swabs. Prenatal diagnostic testing can detect genetic abnormalities in the fetus before birth. These procedures, including amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, are considered invasive because they obtain fetal DNA from the amniotic fluid and placenta respectively. Invasive diagnostic testing may increase the risk of…

Can Lyme disease be diagnosed at an early stage? – Medical News Bulletin

Recently, researchers investigated a new reliable multiple platforms’ method that helps to diagnose Lyme disease at an early stage. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterial pathogen Borrelia Burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Due to climate changes and warmer winters, ticks are becoming active earlier in the season…

Can sitting make food taste better? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigated the impact of posture on the perception of food taste. Outdoor meetings and picnics are a common occurrence in the summertime. More often than not, attendees eat and drink while standing, chatting or carrying an object. Physical motion as simple as carrying an object or mere standing, are forms of stress and can…