Category Archives: Drugs

Does hormone therapy for menopause prevent knee osteoarthritis? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study carried out by researchers in Korea investigated the effects of hormone therapy for menopause on the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis. One of the most frequent musculoskeletal disorders in the older population is osteoarthritis (OA), and it results in high levels of pain and physical disability. OA primarily occurs due to the ‘wearing…

Science uncovers key features of tick-borne hemorrhagic fever – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study discovered the molecular mechanisms of infection of an emerging virus that causes severe hemorrhagic fever. Tick-borne diseases have been on the rise over the last few decades and are a threat to human health. Lyme disease is the most common and perhaps most well-known tick-borne illness in the United States, but at…

A new vitamin-based treatment for tuberculosis – Medical News Bulletin

Tuberculosis infects millions of people across the world. A recent study investigated if an inhalable drug, derived from vitamin A, may be a new form of tuberculosis treatment. Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that typically affects the lungs. In 2017, the disease killed 1.6 million people and made many more ill. It is usually treated…

Can a new technique stop bleeding during brain surgery? – Medical News Bulletin

Brain surgeons in Australia tested the accuracy of a specialized imaging needle to detect blood vessels during brain surgery. Surgeons perform brain biopsies on approximately 80,000 patients a year in the United States. Biopsies are usually carried out for the diagnosis of brain tumours, which would then be removed by brain surgery. Bleeding into the…

How does DNA damage due to cancer treatments affect cognition? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study published in the journal Cancer describes links between treatment-induced DNA damage and its effects on biological aging and cognitive decline. Many currently used radiotherapies and chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer can induce severe DNA damage in the cells in the patient’s body. These molecular changes are known to hasten the…

Scientists develop accurate, non-invasive tool to predict asthma in children – Medical News Bulletin

Scientists have built a non-invasive tool to predict the occurrence of asthma in children to detect and prevent it at an early stage. The prediction of childhood asthma has been an obstacle for healthcare professionals and medical experts. An American study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology tackles this medical concern by…

New insights into cardiac stem cells could lead to heart regeneration therapies – Medical News Bulletin

University of Arizona researchers Churko and colleagues describe new findings of gene expression patterns in cardiac stem cells, which could be used to create heart regeneration therapies.   Heart disease affects millions of people each year and has the potential to impair heart function by damaging heart muscle. Although many preventative therapies are available, once…

Could a weekly massage alleviate arthritis pain? – Medical News Bulletin

Arthritis pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Researchers recently investigated whether massages can help alleviate the pain. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints caused by injury or overuse. This causes a thinning of the joint cartilage, which acts as a cushion between bones. As that cushion is worn away, arthritis pain…

Novel nitric oxide technologies pave way for new diabetic foot ulcer treatments  – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in Michigan have developed a novel nitric oxide sensing device, providing new insight into the causes of diabetic foot ulcers and possible avenues for treatment. Approximately 9 to 26 million diabetic patients around the world develop foot ulcers every year. These ulcers can double the risk of death for diabetic patients and may take up to 120…

Breakthrough towards replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen- German Research Center for Environmental Health have recently made an exciting discovery which could prove beneficial for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease where the pancreas produces little or no insulin as a result of the immune system attacking the cells within the pancreas. The aim…