Category Archives: Drugs

Could cannabinoids help treat obsessive-compulsive disorder? – Medical News Bulletin

US experts reviewed research into the possible causes of OCD and the potential for using cannabinoids in treating the condition. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness in which the sufferer has unwanted intrusive obsessive thoughts that make them extremely anxious and distressed. These thoughts are combined with repetitive compulsive behaviors that they act out…

How do clean environments affect antibiotic resistance? – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 3 minutes Antibiotic resistance is one of the causes of the increased rates of death and disease from bacterial infections across the globe. Researchers conducted an analysis of the bacterial diversity and antibiotic resistance patterns of ecosystems in different indoor environments. Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to survive when exposed to…

Are weight loss challenges with friends more successful? – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers recently examined the effect of social behaviours on the rate of success for weight loss challenges amongst peers. As the promise of the warm weather approaches, many people attempt to engage in healthier lifestyles with the hope of a “beach-ready” body. Whether they choose to tackle it alone or lose…

Age-related macular degeneration: Study identifies genes for future therapies – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 4 minutes Researchers study the role of epigenetic regulation of genes in the development of age-related macular degeneration that is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged above 50 years.   Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision impairment in older adults. It is estimated that approximately 2…

Do genes play a role in fat distribution in the human body? – Medical News Bulletin

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigated the genetic variants involved in the fat distribution amongst men and women. Many descriptions of body shapes draw comparisons to fruits; more women are reported to have a pear-shaped body while more men tend to have bodies shaped like an apple. These differences arise from differences…

Can breastfeeding affect the prevalence of infants being right or left-handed? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study explored breastfeeding in comparison to bottle-feeding. Specifically, researchers looked into breastfeeding duration and its impacts on infants becoming right or left-handed. Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding concerning infants’ neurodevelopment continues to be a strong conversation. Infants’ intelligence levels, speech, and head circumference are often analysed in association with breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Does the length…

Does canagliflozin increase the risk of fractures in those with diabetes?  – Medical News Bulletin

A new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine analyzed data from over 79000 patients and compared the risk of fractures in type 2 diabetes patients using canagliflozin or GLP-1 agonists. Type 2 diabetes is a condition that hinders the ability of the individual to metabolize glucose, leading to an alarming rise in blood-glucose levels. The disease…