Young football players show brain changes after just a single season

When it comes to head impact in youth football, it is not just concussion that affects the brain. In a new study, researchers identified white matter changes in the brains of children after just a single season of playing football, even in the absence of a concussion diagnosis. It is estimated that around 30 million […]
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Evolution of spider venom in improving human health

This Halloween, you’re not likely to see many trick-or-treaters dressed as spiders. Google Trends pegs “Spider” as the 87th most searched-for Halloween costume, right between “Hippie” and “The Renaissance.” But don’t let your guard down. Spiders are everywhere. More than 46,000 species of spiders creepy crawl across the globe, on every continent except Antarctica. Each […]
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Brain structure’s role in a successful diet

Dieting has increased in recent decades, but interestingly, so has obesity. In the midst of so many people struggling to lose weight and keep it off, a new study suggests that the problem may lie in the brain. Results show that the ability to self-regulate body weight could be down to each individual’s brain structure. […]
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Over-diagnoses of children with autism with ADHD

A well-established screening tool used to assess children for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be less accurate when a child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than problems with attention. This is important for understanding […]
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Distal forearm fractures in children

A research published in British Medical Journal reveals that Distal forearm fractures are among the most common fractures in children. Plain radiographs of the forearm are considered the gold standard for definitive diagnosis. However, there is a growing interest in ultrasound diagnosis of distal forearm fracture due, in part, to the absence of exposure to […]
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Styes

A stye is a very common condition that affects many people. It is also known as a hordeolum. Styes are red, swollen lumps that form along the edge of the eyelid, close to the lashes. Sometimes, a stye can occur inside or under the eyelid. Usually, styes are a minor annoyance and only need treatment […]
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Triple negative breast cancer: New treatments by prolactin study

Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive disease that presents an enormous clinical challenge. Its biology is less well understood compared with many other cancers and there is an urgent need for new prognostic tools and treatments. Now, a new study suggests screening patients for the prolactin receptor may offer a step forward. Dividing breast cancer […]
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Brains of anorexic people react differently to hunger and food

People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal brain response to hunger signals, a new study finds. “When most people are hungry, they are motivated to eat,” study first author Christina Wierenga, an associate professor of psychiatry at the the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, said in a university news release. “Yet individuals […]
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Exciting advance in treatment for Breast cancer

Thousands of women with the most deadly form of breast cancer could be given hope by a breakthrough treatment which could make chemotherapy effective. Charities hailed the advances as “hugely exciting” and said they could help cancer patients with few other options. The drug – already in trials as a leukaemia treatment – attacks cancer […]
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Stroke Pregnancy / Obstetrics Women’s Health / Gynecology Stroke risk higher for younger than older pregnant women

Researchers found that pregnant older women had a similar stroke risk as their non-pregnant counterparts, while younger pregnant women were found to be at more than double the risk of stroke than non-pregnant women of the same age. Lead study author Dr. Eliza C. Miller, of the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center […]
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New safe sleep guidelines for Sudden infant death syndrome

The AAP have issued new safe sleep guidelines with the aim of protecting against SIDS. Sudden infant death syndrome – also referred to as a “cot death” – is defined as the unexpected death of an apparently healthy baby aged 12 months and under, most often during sleep. Each year, around 3,500 infants in the […]
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What are Most Expensive Medical Procedures

Many people have been speculating that healthcare costs are going up, and they’re right. In recent years, out-of-pocket healthcare costs have been rising as companies ask employees to foot more of their healthcare bills. Insurance costs more, but provides less coverage — not ideal. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average deductible has tripled […]
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