Monthly Archives: January 2020

Patient-centered medical homes help older adults take control of their well-being – Medical News Bulletin

Using wellness coaches and medical professionals, researchers were able to help older adults with chronic diseases to take control of their well-being. “I don’t have the time.”  “It’s too much work.”  “I don’t have the money to pay someone to help.”  “There’s nothing I can do about it.”  “I have other responsibilities.”  “I don’t know…

The cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery – Medical News Bulletin

A new study models an improved bariatric surgery care pathway to estimate the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery. For many obese patients, surgery is a key treatment option that can provide long-term health improvement. Evidence over the years has established the positive outcomes of bariatric surgery in suitable patients. Bariatric surgery has been associated with better…

Are we closer to being able to ‘print’ a functioning artificial ovary? – Medical News Bulletin

Scientists identify and map structural proteins in the pig ovary, bringing us closer to developing ‘bio-ink’ for 3-D printing an artificial ovary.   The need for developing bio-prosthetic or artificial ovary Approximately one in six female cancer survivors suffer from early menopause due to the serious side-effects of chemotherapy. Clinically known as premature ovarian insufficiency,…

Are probiotics for preterm babies beneficial? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study carried out in the U.K. has examined the effects of probiotics on the gut health of pre-term babies. Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is a gut condition that commonly affects preterm babies and can be life-threatening. It is a condition that involves severe inflammation in the intestines. A recent study carried out by researchers…

Would a postnatal weight management program help women lose pregnancy weight? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study evaluated the effectiveness of a postnatal weight management program after giving birth. Being overweight is linked to many health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure. This is especially important in pregnant women as this can lead to potential long-term health issues for mother and baby. Mothers who are overweight are also…

Can online classes help with teenagers’ mental health? – Medical News Bulletin

New research examines the impact of educating adolescents about substance abuse, depression, and anxiety on mental health. Being a teenager is difficult, and many teenagers find it difficult to manage stress. In addition to mental health struggles, the use and abuse of illicit drugs is also high in this age group. This is dangerous because…

New study investigates the effects of phthalates on human health – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study has reported that exposure to phthalates affects fine motor skills in girls. Phthalates are a class of chemicals that are commonly found in plastic containers and personal care products.  There are two families of phthalates, known as DEHP and non-DEHP, and there are many chemicals from each family used in the products…

Why you might be allergic to some skincare products – Medical News Bulletin

A new study explains why people may be allergic to some skincare products. Over the past two hundred years, industrialization has dramatically increased the number of chemicals humans are exposed to, whether intentional (e.g., from cosmetics, fragrances, consumer products, etc.) or not (e.g., from pollution). The incidence of allergic contact dermatitis – a skin rash…

How two apples a day really can keep the doctor away – Medical News Bulletin

A recent research study provides evidence that apples improve cardiovascular health and reduce cholesterol. A diet rich in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, in particular, coronary artery disease and stroke. Apples are the second most-produced fruit in the United States…