Category Archives: Mental Health

Standing is associated with insulin sensitivity in sedentary adults

A Finnish collaborative study investigates the association between standing and insulin sensitivity in adults with metabolic syndrome and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. It controls blood glucose levels and energy metabolism. Normal insulin function may be affected by several factors, such as genetics, sedentary…

Obesity and risk of ICU admission with COVID-19

The coronavirus disease began to spread around the world in 2019. COVID-19 is caused by a SARS-CoV-2 infection that affects the respiratory system.1 COVID-19 can cause asymptomatic or severe pneumonia, acute respiratory injury, or acute respiratory distress syndrome. These diseases caused 20% of COVID-19 patients to be hospitalized and under intensive care.1 The World Health…

What is Achilles Tendonitis? – Medical News Bulletin

The Achilles tendon is one of the biggest and strongest tendons in the body and it can tolerate many natural movements produced by humans. Although the Achilles tendon is strong, its injury still accounts for almost half of all sport injuries athletes face today.2 A large number of patients suffering from Achilles tendonitis tend to…

Depression in parents and their children – is there a connection?

A new study investigates whether depression in parents around the time of pregnancy is associated with increased rates of depression in their children.  Major depressive disorder, or clinical depression, is a mental health condition that can often affect mood, concentration, sleep, and eating habits.1  In 2017, over seven percent of U.S. adults experienced at least…

Alternative treatment for osteoarthritis – Medical News Bulletin

Boswellia and its extracts may be an alternative treatment for osteoarthritis to help improve pain, stiffness, and joint function. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Previously thought of as simple “wear-and-tear” type of arthritis, it is now recognized as a complex, progressive disease that affects the joints resulting in the breakdown of the…

What are the benefits of nature play for children? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in Australia recently examined whether the current popularity and perceived benefits of nature play are justified by any scientific evidence. Nature play is an increasingly popular design theme for children’s playgrounds.  Whereas traditional playgrounds consist of equipment such as slides and swings, nature play playgrounds are full of natural components such as rocks, ponds,…

Are undiagnosed cases of COVID-19 driving the fast spread of the outbreak? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study suggests undiagnosed cases of COVID-19 may be responsible for the rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19, first emerged in Wuhan, China in 2019. As of March 19, 2020, this novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has spread to 177 countries. Researchers from around the world are working to…

SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in infected patients – Medical News Bulletin

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Since that time, the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a public health emergency due to its rapid spread. A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine assessed SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in patients to…

Increase in cases of colorectal cancer in young adults – Medical News Bulletin

An epidemiological study in England shows an increase in cases of colorectal cancer in young adults as early as their 20s. Although colorectal cancer is typically associated with older age-groups, a recent study has found that there is an increase in cases of colorectal cancer in young people between the ages of 20 to 49….