Monthly Archives: June 2018

Rapid increases in air pollution may increase risk for heart attacks – Medical News Bulletin

Heart attacks are responsible for 20% of deaths in Europe. Very little is known regarding the day-to-day variation in air pollution and the effects it may have on heart attacks. A research team in Germany evaluates the risk in a multivariable study. Twenty percent of all deaths in Europe are attributed to acute myocardial infarction,…

Is gene therapy ready to treat optic nerve disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Gene therapy is a promising therapeutic tool for treating genetic defects. In a recent review, researchers in the US comb over the data to determine if gene therapy is ready to treat optic nerve disease. Optic nerve disease is a broad disease category that results in the degeneration of retinal ganglion cells. Retinal ganglion cells…

Psychological interventions for patients with chronic illness – Medical News Bulletin

A recent review looked at six studies of differing lengths to determine which psychological interventions improved mental well-being. Long-term conditions affect a growing proportion of the population. Since exposure to risks rises significantly with age, it is estimated that individuals above the age of 75 are five times more likely to experience at least one…

Is chemoradiotherapy an effective treatment for high-risk endometrial cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated whether chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy alone would be effective for women diagnosed with high-risk endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer, also known as uterine cancer, is a type of cancer that begins in the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus. Since the first sign of endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding when…