The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that there is no enough evidence to support screening all children aged 18 to 30 months old for autism, a disorder that has become common in the recent years. One of the United Sates’ leading medical advisory panel said more research is needed to determine if…

Positive phase 3 clinical trial results for a new medicine to treat patients suffering from a rare and deadly cholesterol disorder are being reported by an international team led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn researchers report in The Lancet that lomitapide, a first-in-class microsomal triglyceride transfer…

Cholesterol is a key structural component of cell membranes and is vital for the biosynthesis of certain hormones and vitamins. But, it is important to keep our levels of blood cholesterol – especially the ‘bad’ variety – in check with a healthy diet and regular exercise. High levels can lead to the formation of arterial…

Children who have to endure malnutrition are likely to end up with high blood pressure in adulthood, claims a study carried out by researchers at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The study discloses insufficient nourishment before birth and up to 5 years may lead to higher diastolic blood pressure, higher peripheral resistance and…

Men gain enough fat after they become fathers for the first time which increases their risk for developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer, says a study which has been tracking the weight of over 10,000 men from adolescence to young adulthood. All those leftover pizza crusts they snatch from their kids’ plates add up, said…

Non-healing chronic wounds are a major complication of diabetes. They result in more than 70,000 lower-limb amputations in the United States alone each year. The reasons why diabetic wounds are resistant to healing are not fully understood, and there are limited therapeutic agents that could accelerate or facilitate their repair. A team of researchers from…

Every human being needs a supporting person in their life. All humans are susceptible to diseases and being sick should not be a reason for isolation. A survey by the Alzheimer’s Society has found that two-thirds of people with dementia in Northern Ireland are feeling isolated. Their family members and relatives have stopped visiting them…

Women who experience a sudden dip in their sexual desire, should try to sleep an extra hour at night and reap its benefits between the sheets the very next day. According to an interesting study, women who slept for an extra one hour than usual had an enhanced sexual desire next day. Reflecting sleep’s impact…

A new study has found that oral hygiene in Britain was better during the times of the Roman empire compared to the present era despite the advent of toothbrushes and dentists. A study of 303 skulls held at the Natural History Museum, dating from the years 200 to 400 AD, found that only five percent…

Throat cancer patients exposed to both human papillomavirus (HPV) and tobacco smoke demonstrate a pattern of mutations along several key cancer genes, suggests a research presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. These distinct molecular profiles of heavy and light smokers who develop HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) may inform decisions…

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