Category Archives: Allergies & Asthma

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…

Digital games relieve work stress more effectively than mindfulness apps – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study compared the effectiveness of a digital game and mindfulness app on smartphones in promoting post work recovery. Workplace stress is a harmful physical and emotional response that can happen when there is a conflict between job demands on the employee and the amount of control an employee has over meeting these demands….

Researchers discover the fetal autonomic system resilience – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in Fairfax, VA discover the effects of various birthing modes on the fetal autonomic system As expectant mothers prepare for the labors of childbirth, the only thing on their mind is how to birth a healthy and happy baby. During this time, the human body undergoes its own methods of preparing the fetus for…

A novel method for detecting autism in children – Medical News Bulletin

A new technique has recently been developed at The University of Waterloo, which will hopefully allow doctors to detect autism more effectively. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects approximately 2% of the population. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder involving limitations in social communications and repetitive behaviours. Those with ASD also display attention biases during social interactions,…

How accurate are fertility awareness apps? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study on fertility awareness method apps analyzes how accurate these apps are in assisting women with tracking menstrual cycles. A Stanford research group published a study on fertility awareness method apps in Nature to discuss how accurate using these apps are in evaluating menstrual health and fertility across various populations. The study included…

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…

Can anti-depressants change brain circuitry? – Medical News Bulletin

The therapeutic activity of Prozac (Fluoxetine), a widely used anti-depressant, includes more than changes in serotonin levels, study shows. Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a chemical produced in the brain and intestines. It is a neurotransmitter that transmits chemical messages between different parts of the brain. Serotonin is thought to regulate mood, appetite, and sleep,…

How do blood glucose monitors work? – Medical News Bulletin

Traditional blood glucose monitors versus continuous glucose monitors – ever wondered how blood glucose monitors work? Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is a major concern in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes. If left unmanaged, high blood sugar can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and induce significant nerve and kidney damage. Additionally, hyperglycemia…

Alzheimer’s disease drug development pipeline – Medical News Bulletin

The fourth annual review by the Cleveland Clinic on Alzheimer’s disease drug development pipeline highlighted several new advances in the field. Alzheimer’s disease drug development programs have a high failure rate and only a few treatments are currently available. Therefore, analysis of the Alzheimer’s drug development pipeline can provide some insight into the evolution of…

How common is high cholesterol in kids? – Medical News Bulletin

A study has investigated the percentage of children and adolescents with unhealthy cholesterol levels and whether this is a cause for concern. High cholesterol levels are very common in American adults. High cholesterol is a risk factor for developing heart disease because it contributes to the formation of plaques in the arteries. This is not…