Monthly Archives: November 2021

Can low-quality sleep impact development?

[ad_1] A new study investigates the potential effects of low-quality sleep on brain development in early adolescence. It’s no secret that sleep is crucial for optimal health and well-being.  Many different functions occur during periods of sleep, and the body takes that time to repair, rest, and rejuvenate itself.1  Research shows that sleep may play an important…

Are there warning signs of pancreatic cancer?

[ad_1] A new study investigates whether there are symptoms or warning signs associated with the development of pancreatic cancer.  Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest fatality rates out of all cancers, accounting for an estimated 331,000 deaths globally each year.1  In 2018, the highest age-standardized rates of pancreatic cancer were observed in Europe and North…

COVID-19 vaccines effective against Delta variant

[ad_1] As the SARS-CoV2 virus continues to mutate, clinicians and scientists are able to collect real-time data on the effectiveness of the various vaccines against the different strains in relationship to death caused by the virus. One of the latest strains to be of concern is the delta strain (B.1.617.2) of the virus. Scientists conducted…

How does molnupiravir work? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Molnupiravir, a broad-spectrum antiviral, has been approved in the U.K. for the treatment of COVID-19.  How does molnupiravir work, how was it developed, and what are the potential side effects?   What is molnupiravir?  Since the onset of the global pandemic, a lot of research has been done in the field of finding new treatments and…

Effect of childhood cancer on health later in life

[ad_1] The effects of having to undergo cancer treatment as a child can have a substantial impact on physical and mental health. However, the specific lifelong burden remains unknown.1 A recent population study showed how the effects of receiving cancer treatments affected childhood cancer survivors later in life. This is the first study to use…

Could a vaccine prevent Alzheimer’s?

[ad_1] Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain. Alzheimer’s affects the brain’s synapses, which are where information flows from neuron to neuron (1). As it progresses, protein fragments, called beta amyloid, build up outside the neurons (1). Another protein, tau, builds up inside the neurons creating what is known as a tau tangle…

TENS may improve recovery after hysterectomy, study suggests

[ad_1] TENS is a method of therapy that is sometimes used for pain relief in a variety of conditions. This complementary treatment is most commonly used to treat muscle and joint pain, for example, low back pain. A recent study investigated the potential for TENS to be used to treat post-surgical pain following hysterectomy. Transcutaneous electrical…

How do different types of exercise affect bone mineral density?

[ad_1] Osteoporosis is often a concern for postmenopausal women. Bone mineral density can decrease with age, and the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures increases. But is there anything that can be done to impact these risks and how does exercise affect bone mineral density?  Many research studies have investigated whether exercise is able to…