Health

ADHD – Four Genes Linked To The Disorder

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Four gene variants, all members of the glutamate receptor gene family, appear to be involved in vital brain signaling pathways in a sub-set of children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), researchers from the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reported in the journal Nature Genetics. The authors add that their findings could help Read More

Roche’s Avastin Receives EU Approval For Ovarian Cancer

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Roche announced today that its product known as Avastin (bevacizumab) has been approved by the European Union for treatment of ovarian cancer. When used in combination with standard chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) it will be part of a front-line (first-line following surgery) regime. Hal Barron M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head, Global Product Development said : “Today’s approval Read More

Is Type 2 Diabetes An Autoimmune Disease?

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Type 2 diabetes is in the process of being redefined as an autoimmune disease rather than just a metabolic disorder, said an author of a new study published in Nature Medicine this week, the findings of which may lead to new diabetes treatments that target the immune system instead of trying to control blood sugar. As part of the Read More

Taking Antibiotics For Viral Infections Can Do More Harm Than Good, CDC

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Did you know that taking antibiotics when you or your child has a virus may do more harm than good? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where children are concerned, antibiotics are the most common cause of emergency department visits for adverse drug events. This is one of several messages the CDC has Read More

When It Looks Like Acne, But Isn’t

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More than 85 percent of Americans suffer from acne at some point in their lives. It’s one of the most common reasons that patients visit their dermatologist. Still, according to Joshua Zeichner, MD, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology, sometimes what looks like acne simply isn’t. “Acne is Read More

Blood Pressure Meds At Bedtime Rather Than The Morning Reduces Risks

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Taking blood pressure medication at bedtime rather than first thing in the morning is not only better for keeping blood pressure under control but it also appears to reduce the risk of heart conditions such as strokes and heart attacks by a significant amount, say Spanish researchers who write about their findings in the 24 October online before print issue of Read More

Parental Smoking Causes Vascular Damage In Young Children

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Another wave of evidence against tobacco use was released this week, with evidence from a Dutch research team showing parents smoking causing vascular damage in young children. Published in Pediatrics, 5 years ago, the scientists began collecting data from 259 children at the age of four weeks, gathering data about their parents smoking habits and studying Read More

Alcohol-Free Days Give Liver Time To Recover Say UK Doctors

10 months ago degostar 0
UK doctors are recommending men and women who drink should have two or three alcohol-free days a week to give the liver time to recover. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) says the government guidelines should be amended as they imply daily drinking is safe. The RCP has been giving oral and written evidence this Read More