Download PDF Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20\’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. Investigators noted that rates of ADHD persistence into adulthood have varied greatly in earlier studies, depending on how information is collected and analyzed. In a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors – popular drugs commonly used to treated heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers – could lead to kidney damage and severe kidney disease. The researchers conclude long-term use of PPIs may cause harm to the kidneys and should be avoided. This was the conclusion researchers came to after […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Ministrokes are a type of stroke that only lasts for a few minutes. New research suggests that the effect of a ministroke is more serious than previously thought. New research suggests that ministrokes affect a wider area of the brain than previously thought, and that their effects last longer. Stroke is a leading […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF African-Americans have more rigidity of the aorta, the major artery supplying oxygen-rich blood to the body, than Caucasians and Hispanics, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists. The finding is important because African-Americans are the group at greatest risk of high blood pressure and organ damage caused by high blood […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Well-known autism and pain proteins are likely co-conspirators. Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders. Some individuals with autism may injure themselves repetitively – for example, pulling their hair or banging their heads – because they\’re less sensitive to pain than other people. New research points to a potential mechanism underlying pain […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Dementia with Lewy bodies is a progressive disease that causes hallucinations, decline in mental abilities, rigid muscles, slow movement and tremors. With symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, a correct diagnosis can be difficult. A new study shows that a lack of shrinkage in the area of the brain called the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A teenage pregnancy prevention program involving a baby simulator does not appear to have any long-term effect on reducing the risk of teenage pregnancy, according to the first randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of this intervention. In fact, the study found that teenage girls who took part were more, not less, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists\’ offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer\’s, and now a new study confirms that administering a simple \’sniff test\’ can enhance the accuracy of diagnosing this dreaded […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Official figures released by the Department of Health show that medical abortion – a non-surgical method, where women take pills to end the pregnancy – accounted for more than half (51%) of all terminations in England and Wales for the first year ever. In total 184,571 abortions were performed in 2014 across England […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology, and the UAB Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, led by Dr Ignasi Roig, discovered that the signalling route – a cascade activation of several molecules – triggered by the ATM protein regulates DNA repair during the production of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers at from the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with BRCA1 mutations do not have an elevated risk for leukemia. The stem cells die before they have an opportunity to transform […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A research team has developed a first-of-its-kind soft, flexible microfluidic device that easily adheres to the skin and measures the wearer\’s sweat to show how his or her body is responding to exercise.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In the first study of its kind, environmental health scientists and neuroscientists examined the effects of the compound bisphenol S (BPS) on maternal behavior and related brain regions in mice. They found subtle but striking behavior changes in nesting mothers exposed during pregnancy and lactation and in their daughters exposed in utero.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of dementia or Alzheimer\’s disease. Furthermore, no association was found in persons carrying the APOE4 gene variant that affects cholesterol metabolism and increases the risk of memory disorders, report researchers at conclusion of […]Continue Reading ...
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