Category Archives: Clinical Trials & Research

Inflammatory diets may increase risk of cancer development – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in the MCC-Spain Study seek out the hazards associated with inflammatory and anti-oxidative diets. Among the myriad of advertised diets to “lose weight in six weeks” or “restart your gut health”, striking a balance in a proper and nutritious diet can actually be quite difficult – especially in the western diet. This diet has…

A new urine test for IBS – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers aim to develop a simple urine test for diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome, with potential use to monitor response to IBS treatment. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder of the digestive tract, characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Diagnosis of this syndrome is complicated and requires invasive procedures like colonoscopy…

Killing cancer cells with heat: new advances in cancer therapy using nanotechnology – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers at Oregon State University have improved techniques that use magnetic nanoparticles to kill cancer cells with heat. The improved magnetic nanoparticles – particles that measure close to one-billionth of a meter- created by these researchers generate heat in the cancer cells when activated using an alternating magnetic field. This form of cancer treatment is…

New guidelines improve detection of high blood pressure during pregnancy – Medical News Bulletin

Updated guidelines for the detection of high blood pressure can lead to improved diagnoses of pregnancy-related high blood pressure, study finds. High blood pressure during pregnancy is associated with many risks for both the mother and the baby. High blood pressure, both chronic and pregnancy-associated (gestational), is linked to approximately 14% of maternal deaths worldwide….

Do electronic cigarettes damage the brain? – Medical News Bulletin

New research on mouse neural stem cells investigates the effects of nicotine on the brain with short and long-term use of e-cigarettes. Cigarettes, which contain the highly addictive drug nicotine, are harmful and have been shown to cause oral, throat, and respiratory system cancers.  Electronic cigarettes, or vapes, are currently marketed to cigarette smokers as…

A computer algorithm to predict cancer outcomes – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers have developed a computer algorithm that might be able to accurately predict cancer outcomes in patients. Cancer is a group of complex diseases, characterized by the abnormal growth of cells. One of the major challenges of caring for cancer patients is the inability to accurately predict long-term health outcomes. Specifically, it is difficult for…

Can the measles vaccination make children smarter? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigate what effect the measles vaccine has on child growth, cognition, and schooling outcomes. Measles is a highly contagious virus and is spread through the air via spit droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The first symptoms start to develop seven days after infection. These include; fever, lethargy, coughing, stuffy nose, and…

Researchers have developed a new test for heart disease – Medical News Bulletin

A team of scientists has developed a new test for heart disease detection that does not involve needles, contrast agents, nor ionizing radiation. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world. IHD occurs when blood vessels supplying the heart become narrowed, resulting in impaired blood and oxygen…

Could blood pressure drug have potential as a medication for Alzheimer’s disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in the Netherlands investigated whether a common blood pressure drug could be used as a medication for Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia describes a group of symptoms including memory loss, a decline in thinking processes, personality changes, and inappropriate behavior. There are several different types of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of progressive…

Researchers use stem cells to promote bone healing – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses stem cells to help promote the healing of large bone defects by introducing mechanical forces to break sites. Stem cells offer great potential for the advancement of medicine, treatment, and human health. Human stem cells can come from an embryo or an adult human. Under the right…