Category Archives: Drugs

Can alcohol cause a miscarriage? – Medical News Bulletin

New evidence suggests alcohol consumption in the early weeks of pregnancy can cause miscarriage. It has been well established that the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is not recommended. Alcohol consumption has the potential to cause a lot of damage to the developing fetus. In some cases, alcohol consumption can lead to spontaneous abortion (commonly…

Top 3 COVID-19 vaccine candidates and how they work – Medical News Bulletin

Rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine is urgently needed to fight the current pandemic; what are the top COVID-19 vaccine candidates? Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) initiates the coronavirus disease discovered in 2019 (COVID-19). SARS-CoV-2 affects respiratory epithelial cells, producing symptoms ranging from fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath (similar…

The link between coffee and diabetes risk may depend on brewing method – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study has investigated whether how coffee is made affects its protective effect against type 2 diabetes. Research has identified that drinking coffee is associated with a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes, however, does the method of brewing have any impact on this protective effect? That’s what researchers from Sweden wanted…

A look into the new FDA approved drug: Liraglutide for weight loss – Medical News Bulletin

The use of Liraglutide for weight loss has been recently approved by the FDA and European Medicines Agency. It has demonstrated clinical benefit in regards to weight and shape concerns, with the addition of increasing feelings of fullness. Glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1), a hormone that is secreted by endocrine cells in our intestines, helps to regulate…