10/March/2022 Top Medical Bulletin
Here are top medical stories for the day:
Side effects of multiple sclerosis drugs can be reduced Nature communications
Multiple sclerosis prevalence has increased worldwide, also the failure of drugs and its outcomes in treating has caused severe drawbacks in field of medicine. New investigation from Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have discovered how a drug for multiple sclerosis interacts with its targets. this may be a landmark way for better treatments.
The study published in Nature Communications found the detailed precise molecular structure of the multiple sclerosis drug siponimod that interacts with its target, and off-target receptors using a cutting-edge electron microscopy technique.
American Heart Association's Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health Conference
According to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health Conference 2022, women who entered menopause very early, before age 40, were found to be more likely to develop dementia of any type later in life compared to women who begin menopause at the average menopause-onset age of 50 to 51 years. Routine exercise, participation in leisure and educational activities, not smoking and not drinking alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, getting enough vitamin D and, if recommended by their physician, possibly taking calcium supplements, might help women prevent dementia who experience early menopause.
Some oral bacteria linked with hypertension in older women, Journal of the American heart association
According to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, some oral bacteria were associated with the development of hypertension, in postmenopausal women,. Researchers identified 245 unique strains of bacteria in the plaque samples. Nearly one-third of the women who did not have hypertension or were not being treated for hypertension at the beginning of the study were diagnosed with high blood pressure during the follow-up period, which was an average of 10 years.
Extreme heat linked to increase in mental health emergency care JAMA psychiatry
A nationwide study has mentioned that during periods of extreme heat, clinicians should expect to see an increase in patients requiring mental health services this is according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, the study found that days with higher-than-normal temperatures during the summer season were associated with increased rates of emergency department visits for any mental health-related condition, particularly substance use, anxiety and stress disorders, and mood disorders.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)