Category Archives: Clinical Trials & Research

Benefits of a low-fat diet could include reduced risk of cognitive impairment – Medical News Bulletin

Cognitive impairment and dementia are significant conditions affecting women as they age, with a reported two-thirds of instances of age-related cognitive impairment and dementia seen in women. Previous research has found associations between diet and cognitive function, however large, well-designed studies have been significantly lacking. Given the relative ease of dietary interventions, this might be…

What is the effect of optimism on diet quality? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study has found that optimism impacts on diet quality, specifically associated with healthier eating patterns, and social eating patterns. Dispositional optimism is a type of positive trait when people expect that good things, rather than bad things, will happen to them in the future. Optimism is positively associated with many aspects of life….

New study provides insights into cardiovascular maturation – Medical News Bulletin

When people think about potential causes of cardiovascular disease, they often think about the factors that are linked to a poor lifestyle. However, cardiovascular diseases may also be caused during fetal development. One of the most common, is left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC). Defined as a type of genetic heart disease that manifests during fetal development,…

Air pollution linked with negative effects on bone health – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated the possible link between air pollution and bone health, including bone mineral density and bone mineral content. The bone is a living tissue that is constantly replaced. In a study done on participants from 28 villages near Hyderabad, South India, researchers found that air pollution was linked to lower bone mineral…

American Heart Association Impact Goal for 2030 – Medical News Bulletin

The American Heart Association sets a new Impact Goal for 2030. This goal includes longer life expectancy, whole-body health and wellbeing, and equitable achievement of cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular disease remains a significant problem worldwide. Since the 1990s, the American Heart Association (AHA) has released an Impact Goal at the beginning of each decade. The purpose…

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 the existing tuberculosis vaccine be the solution to the public health crisis? – Medical News Bulletin

New study reports the improved efficacy of the tuberculosis vaccine by changing the vaccination method. The World Health Organization reported that in 2018 a total of 1.5 million died from Tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, making it the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent.  The WHO also lists multidrug-resistant TB as a health security…

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…