Category Archives: Mental Health

How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for irritable bowel syndrome? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study determined the effects of interactive web-based or telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy for IBS in addition to the usual care for patients. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal condition that affects up to 20% of people in the United States. The symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, excess gas,…

Characterizing risk of death from cardiovascular disease in cancer patients – Medical News Bulletin

A new study reports that the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease in cancer patients is increased. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer are the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CVD accounted for around 18 million deaths in 2016, while cancer was responsible for about 9.6 million deaths…

Does air pollution increase the risk of glaucoma? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated whether exposure to increased air pollution leads to an increased risk of developing glaucoma. Glaucoma is a common eye disease that causes injury to the optic nerve and leads to permanent vision loss or eye blindness. This happens due to the accumulation of fluid inside the eye and this excessive fluid…

Measurement of aortic stiffness for cardiovascular risk – Medical News Bulletin

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death globally. The measurement of aortic stiffness in hypertensive patients helps predict the risk of cardiovascular disease for early management. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death globally. People with hypertension are more prone to cardiovascular diseases.  Aortic stiffness is a cause of hypertension and…

Researchers examine possible new vaccine for Lyme disease – Medical News Bulletin

Lyme disease is a significant public health concern, and researchers are investigating the development of a vaccine to prevent Lyme disease in humans. Lyme disease is a bacterial illness caused by being bitten by an infected tick. The bacterium associated with Lyme disease is Borrelia burgdorferi. If a person is infected with Lyme disease but…

Can family history explain the link between breast cancer and prostate cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

A new meta-analysis evaluated the link between breast cancer and prostate cancer risk to determine if breast cancer in first-degree relatives increased the risk of prostate cancer in men. Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in most western countries. Prostate cancer has high morbidity and mortality making it the fifth…

Smoking makes MRSA superbugs more resistant to antibiotics – Medical News Bulletin

Exposure to cigarette smoke can further drug resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains, researchers find. Tobacco smoking represents the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Smoking is a known risk factor for several health conditions, including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Smoking also increases susceptibility to infectious disease. Previous research…

Can virtual reality help patients to self-counsel? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study merges centuries-old wisdom with modern technology. In ancient Israel, King Solomon was renowned for his wisdom. People would come from far and wide to seek his counsel. However, that wisdom extended only to dealing with the problems of others. Reflecting this, “Solmon’s Paradox” refers to the tendency for people to display greater…

Are low-carb diets healthy long-term? – Medical News Bulletin

As one of the most popular weight-loss strategies, are low-carb diets healthy? Researchers recently studied the long-term effects of low-carb diets. Almost 2 billion adults were considered overweight in 2016, and nearly one-third of those were obese. Fortunately, overweight and obesity can often be successfully treated through diet and exercise. There are many different dietary…

Helping mothers of children with autism – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study examined the effect of a relationship-based intervention on stress levels of mothers of children with autism Autism affects a child’s developmental skills and their ability to interact with others, including their parents. Parents of children with autism experience high levels of stress and depression. A new study from Case Western Reserve University,…