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Novel nitric oxide technologies pave way for new diabetic foot ulcer treatments  – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in Michigan have developed a novel nitric oxide sensing device, providing new insight into the causes of diabetic foot ulcers and possible avenues for treatment. Approximately 9 to 26 million diabetic patients around the world develop foot ulcers every year. These ulcers can double the risk of death for diabetic patients and may take up to 120…

Breakthrough towards replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen- German Research Center for Environmental Health have recently made an exciting discovery which could prove beneficial for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease where the pancreas produces little or no insulin as a result of the immune system attacking the cells within the pancreas. The aim…

Autism stigma: how does it affect the mental health of the autistic community? – Medical News Bulletin

Sociology researchers seek to understand the link between social stigma and self-esteem in those on the autistic spectrum. There has been a shift in contemporary thought surrounding people with autism and its respective variants including Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism (HFA). Adults with autism spectrum disorder receive less than 1% of autism research funding…

How does vaporized marijuana affect infrequent users? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study assessed the effects of different modes of cannabis intake among people who do not smoke marijuana regularly. Recently, Canada became one of the largest countries to legalize marijuana, only second to Uruguay. The liberal policies regarding cannabis consumption have encouraged researchers to further examine its effects on the human body and its…

Does a cancer diagnosis worsen outcomes after a heart procedure? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated whether a cancer diagnosis was associated with worsened clinical outcomes in patients undergoing a heart procedure. While ongoing diagnostic and therapeutic advances have improved survival rates in cancer and cardiovascular disease patients, the prevalence of these complications remain quite high. In recent years, researchers have shown that chemotherapy against cancer can…

How early can we predict the risk of testicular cancer?  – Medical News Bulletin

A study published in the British Journal of General Practice sought to identify clinical features that can help clinicians with a faster prediction of testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in males between the ages of 15-29 in Canada. However, it has a very good prognosis and is one the…

Are varicose veins associated with critical blood vessel abnormalities? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers followed a large number of people with varicose veins to see if they had an increased risk of developing other blood vessel abnormalities. Varicose veins occur when veins, most commonly in the legs, fail to properly deliver blood back to the heart. Throughout the entire body, the function of veins is to return blood…

Can curcumin improve exercise performance in those with heart failure? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated a unique signaling pathway that might contribute to exercise intolerance in chronic heart failure. Chronic heart failure occurs when a weakened or damaged heart is unable to pump blood effectively throughout the body. The primary cause of chronic heart failure is myocardial infarction, commonly referred to as a heart attack, which…

Can folate deficiency lead to irreversible DNA damage? – Medical News Bulletin

In a study published in PNAS, researchers in Denmark examined the effects of folate deficiency on changes to DNA during cell division. Folate, also known as folic acid or vitamin B9, is an important vitamin found in many fruits and green leafy vegetables. Research has linked folate deficiency to a variety of diseases, including anemia,…

How a potential new arthritis treatment could prevent cartilage breakdown – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study by researchers in the United States has found a potential new arthritis treatment which prevents cartilage breakdown. Affecting over 30 million people in the United States, osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a long-term chronic disease characterised by the deterioration of cartilage in joints typically associated with aging…