Category Archives: Children

Can relaxation during breastfeeding improve the health of mother and child? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers found that relaxation techniques used during breastfeeding improves weight gain and sleep in infants. Early infancy is a pivotal time for growth and development in a child. Breastfeeding provides the ideal source of nutrition for growing infants and is associated with numerous long and short-term health benefits for mother and…

Is there a link between walking speed and blood cancer outcomes? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers uncover an easy-to-measure and reliable predictor of survival and unplanned hospitalizations amongst patients suffering from blood cancer. This quick and easy measure is gait speed (the speed with patients walk). Gait speed has been recommended as “a practical assessment of functional and physical performance in older patients with cancer.” A second measure that is…

Is it better to exercise in the morning or the evening? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen studied how exercising at different times of day may have different effects on metabolism. Circadian rhythms are biological functions that occur repeatedly over periods of about 24 hours. Some daily rhythms, such as feeding, are easy to identify, while others are less obvious as they happen at the cellular…

The role of macrophages in the treatment of Crohn’s disease – Medical News Bulletin

Scientists at the University of Plymouth explored a novel mechanism for the treatment of Crohn’s disease. The research focused on a type of immune cells called macrophages. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease of the bowel, causing abdominal cramps, loose stools, weight loss, and increased risk of colorectal cancer. There is no cure for this…

Alexa could one day save your life by ‘hearing’ you have a cardiac arrest at home – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers use smartphones and smart speakers to detect if someone has a cardiac arrest at home. Smartphones and smart speakers are present in an increasing number of households – projected to be present in approximately 75% of homes in the US by the year 2020. So, what if these smart speakers…

New compounds to treat aggressive leukemia show promising results – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers from Purdue University in the United States developed a series of new compounds to treat acute myeloid leukemia and tested them in a preclinical study. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, over 1,300 Canadians were diagnosed with this aggressive leukemia in 2013, with nearly a thousand Canadians died from it….

Staying physically active may cut heart attack risk by half, study suggests – Medical News Bulletin

Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study in The European Heart Journal determined whether peak oxygen targets could lower individuals’ heart attack risk. VO2 max is also known as maximal oxygen consumption. It is a measure of the volume of oxygen required at an individual’s maximum cardiorespiratory activity. Cardiorespiratory activity is usually an action that…

Do Children’s Antibiotics Lead to Type 1 Diabetes or Celiac Disease? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers investigated whether there is a link between children’s antibiotics and the rise of autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. The continued rise of autoimmune diseases (conditions in which the immune system attacks the body’s own cells) is believed to be caused in part by the increasing…

Why the Golden Hour is Important for Newborns – Medical News Bulletin

A recent article presented different factors which may help healthcare professionals provide optimal care during the golden hour — a critical period following birth. Neonates, or newborn babies, need to adapt to a lot of changes from the intrauterine environment to the outside world. The first hour after birth is the most difficult and has…