Monthly Archives: March 2020

Is intermittent fasting healthier for women? – Medical News Bulletin

A study of the benefits of intermittent fasting comparing male and female mice suggests intermittent fasting for women may have different results. With the global obesity epidemic, a search for a simple but effective solution continues. Diets can be hard to follow, trying to figure portion size, macros, and calories. While exercise is great for…

What are the benefits of nature play for children? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in Australia recently examined whether the current popularity and perceived benefits of nature play are justified by any scientific evidence. Nature play is an increasingly popular design theme for children’s playgrounds.  Whereas traditional playgrounds consist of equipment such as slides and swings, nature play playgrounds are full of natural components such as rocks, ponds,…

Which is safer – copper or hormone-releasing intrauterine device? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study compared the risk of cancer between non-hormonal-copper and hormone‑releasing intrauterine device users. An intrauterine device is a small device placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. There are two types of intrauterine devices: the non-hormonal-copper and the hormone-releasing intrauterine devices. As with any birth control, these devices also offer benefits and risks….

Are undiagnosed cases of COVID-19 driving the fast spread of the outbreak? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study suggests undiagnosed cases of COVID-19 may be responsible for the rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19, first emerged in Wuhan, China in 2019. As of March 19, 2020, this novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has spread to 177 countries. Researchers from around the world are working to…

Pembrolizumab improves treatment of patients with triple-negative breast cancer – Medical News Bulletin

This post contains affiliate links. When you shop using these links we earn a commission that helps support the website – at no extra cost to you – allowing us to continue to bring you up to date health and medical news. A randomized phase 3 clinical trial has shown that pembrolizumab combined with chemotherapy…

SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in infected patients – Medical News Bulletin

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Since that time, the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a public health emergency due to its rapid spread. A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine assessed SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in patients to…

Who is affected by the cognitive decline in retirement? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigated what factors play a role in cognitive decline in retirement, emphasizing the importance of staying mentally active. Previous research has shown that as people age and retire there is a decline in cognition due to less or no involvement in mental activities. The rate of cognitive decline varies individually and may be caused…

Investigation into first person to person transmission of COVID-19 in US – Medical News Bulletin

Declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading at a rapid pace, and researchers are trying to quickly understand the pattern of spread. Recent research published in The Lancet focuses on the first occurrence of person-person transmission of COVID-19 in the United States. A woman returning…

Increase in cases of colorectal cancer in young adults – Medical News Bulletin

An epidemiological study in England shows an increase in cases of colorectal cancer in young adults as early as their 20s. Although colorectal cancer is typically associated with older age-groups, a recent study has found that there is an increase in cases of colorectal cancer in young people between the ages of 20 to 49….

How long can coronavirus live on surfaces and in the air – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has reported on the length of time that SARS-CoV-1, commonly called the novel coronavirus, can live on surfaces or be present in aerosols, and compared these times with the SARS virus (SARS-CoV-1). The only currently known virus that is most closely related to the…