Monthly Archives: June 2018

Motivation to exercise: how obese teenagers view physical activity – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers investigated how overweight and obese adolescents viewed physical activity to gain more insight into how to promote active lifestyles. The increase of obesity in adolescence has become a serious public health concern. Adolescents with a high body mass index (BMI) have a higher chance of carrying obesity…

Can gene therapy treat ALS? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a new review in the New England Journal of Medicine, Al-Chalabi and Brown review the promises of gene therapy using CRISPR-Cas9 for ALS treatment. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a neurological disease that affects the nerves that allow us to control our voluntary muscles. Voluntary muscles…

A healthy lifestyle may reduce risk of death in colorectal cancer – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] An article in the BMJ recently published the findings of a five-year study on the effects of a healthy lifestyle on colorectal cancer. One in 24 women and one in 22 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society provides guidelines to…

Is the meningococcal B vaccine safe? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Researchers sought to determine whether the use of meningococcal B vaccine in the UK infant immunization program upheld safety guidelines. The 4CMenB vaccine received its first license in the year 2013 in Europe. It went through vigorous clinical trials for safety and efficacy. The results from the trials…

Implementing physical activity in schools is important for mental health – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent opinion article in JAMA Psychiatry discusses the mental health benefits of implementing regular physical activity in the educational system. Physical exercise has long been known to be associated with significant improvements in individuals’ mental health and cognitive functioning. In fact, physical activity can reduce stress, improve…

Recent advances and setbacks in pediatric migraine therapy research – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Due to ethical and logistical challenges associated with pediatric research, guidelines for migraine therapies in children have largely been derived from adult studies. A recent review highlights the latest developments in this field, with the approval of new acute migraine therapy and new large-scale trials for children. Migraines…

How socioeconomic status affects a child’s future – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 5 Average: 5] A recent Spanish study shows that socioeconomic status in early life plays a mediating role in educational, employment, family, and health. For all too many people worldwide, poverty remains a stubborn fact of life. Socioeconomic status can influence an individual’s physical health, educational attainment, mental health, and life…

Does more exercise reduce mortality risk in childhood cancer survivors? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in US and Canada studied the association between increased exercise and mortality risk in childhood cancer survivors. Over 3,000 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every week. Individuals who have cancer remain at a high risk of mortality and their life expectancy is 10 years shorter than the…

Can changing baby formulas prevent celiac disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent Finnish study investigated whether there is a link between infant formulas based on cow’s milk and celiac disease. Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disease triggered by foods containing gluten. Gluten, a protein found in many grains, activates an immune response in the small intestine that…

Ethnicity may predict vitamin D deficiency – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers recently studied the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in the US population and the factors that may predict it. Vitamin D deficiency is on the rise around the world. However, there is little information on its prevalence in the American adult population. It is important to determine…