Monthly Archives: October 2019

What is the link between obesity and tooth wear? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] A new study investigates the link between obesity-related diet choices and tooth wear. Tooth wear is the loss of enamel over time that is not related to mouth trauma or tooth decay and results in tooth sensitivity, discoloration, and indentations on the teeth.  It is often caused by erosion from consuming an overabundance of…

Supporting the use of exercise during cancer: assessing, advising, and it’s referral by healthcare professionals – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Exercise during cancer can be a tool for treatment, however, there remain barriers and to implementing exercise as a source of treatment into the healthcare system. Exercise is medicine. It is commonly known that exercise is beneficial for those with cardiovascular diseases and also for healthy individuals. For cancer patients, the treatment options including…

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

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

Measurement of aortic stiffness for cardiovascular risk – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] 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…

Simple practices of sun protection behaviour against skin cancer and sun burns – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] The use of simple practices has the ability to reduce the incidence of skin cancer and sun burns. The ‘SunSmart’ program that started in Melbourne, Australia has shown that the use of sun protection behaviours has the capability of protecting the population from UV exposure from the sun. The sun emits ultraviolet radiation (UV)…

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

[ad_1] 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…

Can worms help us figure out what causes Alzheimer’s disease? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Researchers use worms with Alzheimer’s to determine if changes in metabolism cause Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a mental disorder that is characterized by a loss of memory and decline in cognitive function. The reason for this decline in mental function is the accumulation of protein aggregates called amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides, these protein clumps…

Can sleep improve academic performance? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Recently researchers studied whether sleep improves academic performance, what time to go to bed, and consistency of sleep. It is known that good sleep is associated with improvements in cognitive function. In the recent study, conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sleep patterns were measured using activity trackers. The results…