Category Archives: Allergies & Asthma

Are there warning signs of pancreatic cancer?

A new study investigates whether there are symptoms or warning signs associated with the development of pancreatic cancer.  Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest fatality rates out of all cancers, accounting for an estimated 331,000 deaths globally each year.1  In 2018, the highest age-standardized rates of pancreatic cancer were observed in Europe and North America,…

COVID-19 vaccines effective against Delta variant

As the SARS-CoV2 virus continues to mutate, clinicians and scientists are able to collect real-time data on the effectiveness of the various vaccines against the different strains in relationship to death caused by the virus. One of the latest strains to be of concern is the delta strain (B.1.617.2) of the virus. Scientists conducted a…

How does molnupiravir work? – Medical News Bulletin

Molnupiravir, a broad-spectrum antiviral, has been approved in the U.K. for the treatment of COVID-19.  How does molnupiravir work, how was it developed, and what are the potential side effects?   What is molnupiravir?  Since the onset of the global pandemic, a lot of research has been done in the field of finding new treatments and prevention…

Effect of childhood cancer on health later in life

The effects of having to undergo cancer treatment as a child can have a substantial impact on physical and mental health. However, the specific lifelong burden remains unknown.1 A recent population study showed how the effects of receiving cancer treatments affected childhood cancer survivors later in life. This is the first study to use a…

Could a vaccine prevent Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain. Alzheimer’s affects the brain’s synapses, which are where information flows from neuron to neuron (1). As it progresses, protein fragments, called beta amyloid, build up outside the neurons (1). Another protein, tau, builds up inside the neurons creating what is known as a tau tangle (1)….

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. …

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

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