Monthly Archives: October 2018

What are the effects of sexual harassment on women’s health? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the effects of sexual harassment on women’s mental and physical health. Around 40-75% of women in the United States have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, which translates into one in every three women. Sexual harassment and sexual assault have…

Weighing the risks and benefits of breast cancer treatment in elderly women – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study looked at survival rates and the ability of frail elderly women to function following surgical breast cancer treatment. Doctors and breast cancer patients together have many factors to consider when determining the best course of breast cancer treatment. For the most part, a decision is…

Breastfeeding may help in stroke prevention – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers studied whether breastfeeding helps in stroke prevention among postmenopausal women and whether this relation differs by race and ethnicity. Cerebrovascular disease such as stroke affects 5% to 14% of women aged 60 years or above in the United States. Stroke ranks fourth among the leading causes of…

Alzheimer’s research reveals potentially new therapy modifying the immune system – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recent Alzheimer’s research reveals the potential for a new therapy for the disease by modifying the body’s own immune system. Currently, there are no drugs that can cure or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s research has shown that inflammation in the brain and the immune system…

Marijuana commonly used in pregnancy for nausea despite opposing advice – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers discuss the prevalence of marijuana use in pregnancy for nausea in a recent research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Marijuana is increasingly under scrutiny as more and more countries are legalizing its use. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine investigated the prevalence of marijuana use…

Melatonin also an effective insomnia treatment for disrupted circadian rhythms – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers examined whether or not melatonin is also an effective insomnia treatment for individuals with delayed circadian rhythms. Over-the-counter melatonin supplements have been widely used to help with insomnia. Melatonin is a hormone involved in sleep that is produced by the pineal gland of…

New genetic marker may improve prostate cancer diagnosis – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers investigated the risk of prostate cancer associated with different forms of ANO7 – a gene which may aid in prostate cancer diagnosis. While a number of genes have been associated with prostate cancer, few have specifically been implicated in the severity and survivability…

What is the best way to treat sharp pain in heel? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent network meta-analysis compared eight different therapies to find the most effective treatment for a sharp pain in heel. A sharp pain in the heel, medically called plantar fasciitis, is a common condition that can affect active and sedentary adults. The most noticeable symptoms of plantar fasciitis…

Finding your beat: How to increase stamina for exercise – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 2] A recent study determined how to increase stamina for exercise by using music and investigated its effects on brain activity. There are many ways to increase one’s workout intensity and focus. Some people choose to exercise only at certain times of the day as part of their routine,…

Omega-3 supplements have limited benefits for heart health, study finds – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 1] Researchers performed an extensive review of previous studies on omega-3 supplements to find out if they have benefits for heart health. Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential part of a healthy diet. Some types (long-chain fatty acids – LCn3) are found in oily fish like salmon and mackerel,…