Monthly Archives: October 2019

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

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 acidic…

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

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 chemotherapy,…

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

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 for…

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

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 the…

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

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 are…

Can gastroesophageal reflux cause pain from TMD? – Medical News Bulletin

A research study determined the correlation between gastroesophageal reflux and pain from temporomandibular disorder. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a medical condition involving the flow of stomach acid up into the esophagus. Although it is a common temporary occurrence for most individuals, repeated gastroesophageal reflux can have a negative impact on the esophageal lining. Temporomandibular disorder…

Does diet affect Alzheimer’s disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently studied the effect of diet on the cognitive ability of older adults. Alzheimer’s disease affects almost 50 million people worldwide. By the year 2050, that number is expected to rise to 115 million. It is the most common cause of dementia, and it begins with mild memory loss. In its late stages, Alzheimer’s…