Monthly Archives: January 2018

Do Depression Symptoms in Parents Influence the Same Symptoms in Teens? – Medical News Bulletin

European researchers used two large population studies to determine how paternal depression symptoms may influence depression symptoms in teens. According to lead researcher Gemma Lewis, the incidence of depression increases markedly around 13 years of age with a majority of adults confirming their initial depressive symptoms occurring around the same time during adolescence. A mother’s…

What are the Effects of Premature Birth on the Infant Gut Microbiome? – Medical News Bulletin

Short and long-term effects of premature birth can lead to poor health outcomes in infants. This study investigates the effects of premature birth on the infant gut microbiome, and its association with growth, medication intake, and overall health. Infants born before 37 weeks gestation, or preterm infants, experience increased short-term complications including respiratory and cardiovascular…

Breakthrough in Hemophilia Gene Therapy – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers at Spark Therapeutics and Pfizer tested the safety and efficacy of a new hemophilia gene therapy vector for the treatment of hemophilia B. The body’s ability to stop bleeding and repair damaged blood vessels depends heavily upon a variety of clot-forming enzymes. Deficiency in one such enzyme, coagulation factor IX, results in the development…

Do Whole-fat or Low-fat Dairy Products Lower Diabetes Risk? – Medical News Bulletin

The risk for type 2 diabetes can be decreased by changing lifestyle, especially diet. Danish researchers Ibsen and colleagues investigate whether whole-fat or low-fat dairy products are equivalent in reducing type 2 diabetes risk. Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common condition in which individuals develop insulin resistance. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes…

Which Interventions are Effective for Depression and Intellectual Disability? – Medical News Bulletin

A large trial in the UK compared behavioural activation therapy and self-guided therapy for those with both intellectual disability and depression. Mental health illnesses do not discriminate and are widespread across all populations. Some populations are particularly vulnerable; in fact, among the intellectually disabled, as many as 40% live with a mental health illness. Some…

Canadian Seniors: Body Mass Index and Mortality Risk – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study carried out in Canada evaluates the link between changes in body mass index (BMI) and mortality risk in male and female Canadian seniors. In Canada, the population is aging and the frequency of obesity is increasing. The medical care costs associated with obesity are great and excess body weight is associated with…

Can Foods With Folate Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in Korea explored the association between eating foods with folate, also known as Vitamin B, and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Folate, also known as folic acid or Vitamin B, is a nutrient that can be found in foods such as leafy green vegetables, dairy products, meats, and fruits. There are a…

Does Fish Oil Help in the Fight against Sarcopenia? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers determined whether dietary supplementation with fish oil-derived omega-3 fatty acids improves muscle mass and function and thus helps prevent and treat sarcopenia. As we age, our muscle mass and function decline progressively and can result in sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle tissue that occurs as a part of the aging process. It…

Can Drinking LipiDiDiet Slow the Progression of Early Alzheimer’s? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigated whether a nutritional product called LipiDiDiet can delay the progression of cognitive decline in early Alzheimer’s patients. Since the first signs of cognitive decline can appear in early Alzheimer’s several years before the onset of dementia, early interventions may help to stabilize cognitive functioning and prolong independence. LipiDiDiet is a medical nutrition drink…

Do High Blood Glucose Levels Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study examines the relationship between colorectal cancer risk and high blood glucose levels, insulin levels, and insulin resistance in a cohort study. Colorectal cancer, which comprises cancers that originate in the colon or rectum, is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers around the world. There is a noticeable correlation between colorectal cancer…