Category Archives: Drugs

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…

Is Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor for cystic fibrosis safe and effective? – Medical News Bulletin

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder, caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein. Clinically, CF contributes to the dysfunction of multiple organs and negatively affects the airway, which makes breathing difficult. Patients with CF are also at a higher risk of infections and malnutrition. In 2015, the Food and Drug…

New test for male infertility could give immediate results – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers have developed an immediate and accurate screening method to test for male infertility. For approximately one in three infertile couples, it is the male who is infertile, most often as a result of inadequate sperm production, sperm function, or sperm delivery. Illnesses, injuries, and chronic health problems can play a role in causing male…

Nutrition brief: Green tea and risk of stroke – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study set out to investigate the association between drinking tea and the risk of stroke in a Chinese population.   Specifically, the researchers wanted to understand whether the association differed for specific types of tea. The results of the study have been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  For the study,…

Scientists close to developing a universal flu vaccine – Medical News Bulletin

A team of researchers at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai conducted a study using a new approach for flu vaccination that has brought us one step closer to a universal flu vaccine. Flu causes significant illness and death worldwide. Flu is caused by the Influenza virus – a type of virus that undergoes antigenic…

How effective was the ban on electronic cigarette sales to minors? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study reports a slightly reduced increase in e-cigarette use by youth across provinces under the e-cigarette’s sales ban. The increasing volume of research on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and vaping products, especially among youth, raises public health concerns. Over the past few years, the amount of youth vaping e-cigarettes has doubled (over…

Is weight loss and reversal of aging possible? – Medical News Bulletin

GDF11, a growth differentiation factor, has been found to be increased in calorie-restricted diets in mice. Calorie restriction and intermittent fasting are dietary interventions that are efficient in delaying aging and increasing lifespan. Intermittent fasting promotes tissue regeneration, enhances cognitive performance, and aids those who are at risk for metabolic diseases. Additionally, it is found…