Monthly Archives: September 2021

Have a Home-bound Family Member Who Needs Assistance? Here’s How You Can Help

While nowadays a working family can barely manage to scrape out time for personal needs, personal assistance can become unavoidable for the well-being of the aged or disabled consumers as well as their family. That is when a New York State Medicaid initiative comes to the rescue and allows the consumers to hire a caregiver…

Brain’s “feel good“ hormone can be influenced by will

A recent study revealed that the so-called “feel good” hormone in the brain, chemically known as dopamine can be influenced and manipulated at will. Imagine the excitement when you hear the bell of the ice cream truck or the feeling of sipping that perfect sip of wine after achieving a great result at work. These…

What is Vicoprofen? – Medical News Bulletin

Vicoprofen is the brand name for an oral analgesic medication. It is prescribed for short-term management of acute pain, such as post-surgical pain or active cancer treatment, generally for less than ten days.1 Vicoprofen is a fixed-dose combination of hydrocodone bitartrate and ibuprofen. Hydrocodone bitartrate is a semi-synthetic opioid.2 Its immediate-release (IR) form is commercially…

Chemical peel for acne scars

Chemical peels are a widely used procedure for the management of acne scars. Also known as chemexfoliation, chemical peels for acne scars involve applying one or more chemical agents, of variable strength, to the skin’s surface. The process creates a controlled chemical-induced injury to the skin. Wounding promotes epidermal and dermal regeneration and tissue remodelling…

Morning sickness at night – Medical News Bulletin

The term ‘morning sickness’ has been the phrase used to describe nausea and vomiting that is associated with pregnancy for roughly the past 200 years,1 but can be misleading, because ‘morning sickness’ can also occur at night, or any time of the day. Nausea and vomiting occur in up to 74% of pregnancies, with 50%…

Predicting which COVID patients will need a ventilator

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed an integrated clinical and CT-based AI nomogram (CIAIN) to predict which COVID-19 patients need a ventilator. CIANE can more precisely identify patients at an earlier disease presentation who may need intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation. The novel approach would decrease disease progression and mortality. The study included a…

What is heel bursitis? – Medical News Bulletin

Two million men and women are affected by heel pain every year. The pain can disable a person from participating in day-to-day activities such as work and exercising.1 The two forms of heel bursitis are called retrocalcaneal bursitis and subcutaneous calcaneal bursitis.1 Retrocalcaneal bursitis or heel bursitis occurs when the bursa becomes inflamed. The bursa…

What causes fatigue from virtual meetings

Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a shift towards meeting with colleagues online. As of today, virtual meetings have become routine for many people around the world. However, attending these meetings for work or school while sitting behind a computer screen or mobile device has been described as a very draining activity….