Category Archives: Children

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,…

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…

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…