Monthly Archives: November 2017

Is There a Link between Antidepressants and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers determine if the association between antidepressants and type 2 diabetes in adults is the same for youth. There has been a marked increase in antidepressant use among youth over the past 20 years. In fact, antidepressants are one of the most common psychotropic drugs prescribed to children. Several antidepressants are…

Have Beauty Standards Changed Over Time? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers compare People Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful lists from 1990 and 2017 to evaluate if there have been changes in beauty standards over time. There are variations of ideas on beauty depending on personal preferences and cultural standards. However, society demonstrates a substantial agreement overall as to what constitutes human beauty. People magazine has the…

Do Organ Transplants Increase the Risk of Skin Cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

Previous studies have found that organ transplants increase the risk of skin cancer. A recent study determines if the risk has decreased or remained the same. Organ transplants are sometimes a necessary treatment for organ failures in the liver, kidney, lungs, and heart. Organ transplantation is a high-risk surgery. One of the long-term risks is…

Lung Cancer Mortality in Patients Living with HIV – Medical News Bulletin

A recently published article has examined the relationship between smoking and lung cancer mortality among people living with HIV in the US. With the introduction of antiretroviral medications, the life expectancy of patients living with HIV has been dramatically changed. Non-AIDS related diseases are the number one cause of mortality in AIDS patients undergoing retroviral…

Is There a High Risk of Postpartum Depression Returning after a Second Child? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently investigated the relative recurrence risk of postpartum depression among women who experienced depression after their first births. Postpartum depression is a temporary, non-psychotic state of depression following the delivery of a child. Postpartum depression may affect between 5% and 15% of all mothers, making it one of the most common postnatal complications of…

Do E-bikes Increase or Decrease Exercise Levels? – Medical News Bulletin

In a study published earlier this month, researchers determine what affects the use and purchase of e-bikes would have on physical activity levels. To lower levels of inactivity and increase physical activity levels, cycling has been made a political goal in Norway. Many research studies have produced findings that support the positive outcomes related to…

Does Loss of REM Sleep Affect Overall Health? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recently published paper, researchers outline the importance of REM sleep and the causes and consequences of loss of REM sleep. Sleep deprivation has significant effects on the overall health of an individual. An increase in the awareness of sleep-related conditions has created a market for sleep clinics, sleep aids, and extensive research on…

What is the Relationship between Diabetes and Tuberculosis? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers investigate whether there is an association between poorly controlled diabetes and tuberculosis. For centuries, healthcare providers have recognized that there is an association between diabetes and tuberculosis. In fact, patients with diabetes are considered to have a higher potential risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). The reason for this being that…

What are the Psychological and Lifestyle Risk Factors for Asthma? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent review paper outlines the many risk factors for asthma including those that are psychological, social, and lifestyle-related. The most common chronic illness that affects children in the United States is asthma. Approximately 14.5% of children have this disease and it adversely affects their physical and psychosocial health. Many environmental, psychological, and social factors…

Age and ADHD Diagnosis: What’s the Connection? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigated the relationship between age and ADHD diagnosis to uncover if a child’s age within the school year impacts chances of a diagnosis. Behavioural symptoms that include hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention are well-known features of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There are many factors that contribute to the chances of receiving…