Category Archives: Mental Health

Является ли лечение аппендицита хирургическим путем эффективнее лечения антибиотиками? – Medical News Bulletin

Ученые сравнили осложнения у пациентов после операции по удалению аппендицита с лечением острого аппендицита антибиотиками.   Считается, что острый аппендицит лечится исключительно экстренной операцией по удалению аппендикса, не дожидаясь, когда он лопнет. Однако, за последние годы ситуация изменилась. В случае неосложненного аппендицита все больше отделений неотложной помощи полностью отказываются от удаления аппендицита хирургическим путем, вместо…

New pacemakers charge themselves using the heart’s motion – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers from the United States developed new life-saving devices that could self-charge using the mechanical motion of the heart. Heart arrhythmia, also known as an irregular heartbeat, causes a person’s heart to beat too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. Millions of Canadians currently experience irregular heart rhythms. Arrhythmias can cause sudden cardiac…

Do the 7 simple rules for heart health also reduce the risk of diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated whether adopting seven recommendations by the American Heart Association can improve heart health and reduce the risk of developing diabetes. The American Heart Association (AHA) recently identified a list of seven health factors or behaviours that, if adopted, can successfully maintain heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and…

Do prescription opioids increase the risk of pneumonia in HIV patients?  – Medical News Bulletin

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine accessed data from over 25000 patients to analyze the risk of community-acquired pneumonia in both non-HIV and HIV patients using opioids as painkillers.   People with HIV suffer severe immune deficiencies that compromise their body’s ability to fight pathological conditions, making them prone to a wide spectrum of…

How does obesity in earlier adulthood affect the risk of heart failure? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers examined how obesity in early adulthood affects the risk of heart failure. Obesity, which affects a third of adults in the United States, is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, which include heart disease and strokes. Specifically, obesity greatly increases the…

Can ketogenic supplements delay seizures due to oxygen toxicity? – Medical News Bulletin

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment used in at least 14 different disorders. A significant risk of this treatment is oxygen toxicity which can lead to seizures. A recent clinical study explored the effects of ketogenic supplements on delaying oxygen-induced seizures in a preclinical study. The major applications of hyperbaric oxygen treatment are in the…

Can food insecurity cause binge eating disorder? – Medical News Bulletin

In a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, researchers examined the capacity of food insecurity to increase the likelihood of binge eating disorder. Food security is known as the capacity to afford foods that provide the nutritional value for a healthy life. Food insecurity, which is the inability to afford or acquire…

What are the combined effects of marijuana and stress in teenagers? – Medical News Bulletin

A Spanish study investigated the effects of the use of marijuana and stressful environments in teenagers and if this would cause long-term psychiatric damage. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the world today, with its use normally beginning in the teenage years. These teenage years are also a time of important neural…

New drug candidate identified for ALS treatment – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers at the University of Alberta have identified a drug that could target one of the major proteins responsible for ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a debilitating disease marked by gradual neuromuscular degeneration. Previous studies have implicated several genes in the onset of the disease. One protein, called SOD1, has a propensity to misfold…

Depression and anxiety may be as dangerous as obesity or smoking – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study examined how strongly anxiety and depression predict physical illnesses, compared to obesity and smoking. Preventative efforts in primary care often focus on physical risk factors such as obesity and smoking. While significant evidence exists linking mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, to poorer health outcomes, these are not the focus…