Category Archives: Allergies & Asthma

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

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The relationship between fructose-containing sugars and cardiovascular health – Medical News Bulletin

Recent research appears to suggest that fructose-containing sugars are closely associated with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). A number of these studies are based on sugar-sweetened beverages, which is the largest source of fructose-containing sugars in the United States and Canada. These studies report that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages…

Do women follow dietary guidelines for pre-conception and pregnancy? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers examined compliance with dietary guidelines for preconception and pregnancy and potential reasons for non-adherence among pregnant women and couples who tried to conceive a child. Dietary guidelines are nutritional recommendations that help in the promotion of health and well-being and prevention of diet-related diseases. During the preconception period and pregnancy, non-compliance with these recommendations…

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,…