Category Archives: Mental Health

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….

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…