Category Archives: Children

How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting cancer clinical trials? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting patient enrollment in cancer clinical trials.  Clinical trials are an integral part of health research, and they have led to the development of treatments for many diseases.  The purpose of clinical trials is to test the effectiveness and safety of potential treatments on people.  In…

Promising results from first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine – Medical News Bulletin

Chinese researchers report on the first human trial of a candidate vaccine for COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccine urgently required for long-term pandemic solution SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, has spread rapidly around the world since the first infections were reported at the end of 2019. The WHO situation report at the beginning of May…

Link between heart health and brain health identified – Medical News Bulletin

In the 21st century, global health has seen a drastic shift in the incidence of diseases affecting the human population. In early 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the top 10 global causes of death to be primarily communicable, or infectious, diseases. However, this changed in 2016 when over 71% of global deaths occurred…

Could limiting screens at school be beneficial? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study examines how American middle and high schools are limiting students’ phone usage and looks into the potential benefits of limiting screens at school. As smartphones become more common, the number of children and teenagers using smartphones continues to increase.  Smartphones can be beneficial for youths in some ways, as they can help…

Whole fat dairy could reduce risk of metabolic syndrome – Medical News Bulletin

High intake of dairy products shown to reduce risk of metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and diabetes in a recent, large research trial. Metabolic syndrome is a serious condition affecting approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is a collection of conditions presenting together that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes….

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…