Category Archives: Clinical Trials & Research

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…

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…

New insights on how second-hand smoke affects children – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology explains how second-hand smoke affects children’s eyes. Thanks to public health campaigns, people of all ages have a growing awareness of the severe and extensive health damage smoking causes to themselves and others around them. Despite these efforts, in the United States alone, 14% of adults 18 years…

New study identifies risk factors associated with higher Parkinson’s disease-related mortality – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in the Netherlands have identified risk factors that are associated with a higher Parkinson’s disease-related mortality in a new study published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases characterized by slow movement, muscle weakness, rigidity, and tremors. It is linked to higher overall death…

Occasional drinking during pregnancy and its effects on insulin and fetal growth – Medical News Bulletin

Consumption of alcohol during the earliest periods of fetal development can lead to metabolic issues in male offspring, especially in regards to insulin resistance and insulin signalling within the body. Insulin is a hormone that aids in the transport of glucose into our cells. It allows the sugars that we eat to be utilized for…

Does exposure to blue light have negative health effects? – Medical News Bulletin

In this study, researchers attempt to determine how exposure to blue light affects the health of flies. Artificial lights – such as blue light from LED displays – are associated with affecting sleep patterns and contributing to the incidence of sleep disorders. With many modern tools using artificial lights, it is imperative to study the…