Author Archives: Barb

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…

Cardiovascular effects of nitroglycerin sheds light on migraine – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study found that migraine patients have a different response to nitroglycerin compared to non-migraine patients. A migraine is a disorder characterized by recurrent headaches that range from moderate to severe. The physiology behind migraine is complex and the mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Nitroglycerin is a chemical that is used for its…

The link between coffee and diabetes risk may depend on brewing method – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study has investigated whether how coffee is made affects its protective effect against type 2 diabetes. Research has identified that drinking coffee is associated with a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes, however, does the method of brewing have any impact on this protective effect? That’s what researchers from Sweden wanted…

The relationship between fructose-containing sugars and cardiovascular health – Medical News Bulletin

Recent research appears to suggest that fructose-containing sugars are closely associated with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). A number of these studies are based on sugar-sweetened beverages, which is the largest source of fructose-containing sugars in the United States and Canada. These studies report that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages…