Experimental autism blood test for children shows accurate results

Researchers say an experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to diagnose autism in children. The test appears to be nearly 98% accurate in kids between age 3 and 10

Experimental autism blood test for children shows accurate resultsResearchers say an experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to diagnose autism in children. The test appears to be nearly 98 percent accurate in kids between the ages of 3 and 10, the researchers claimed. “The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” […]

Drosophila models human genes responsible for genetic kidney diseases

Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a cluster of symptoms that signal kidney damage. Research teams have identified mutations in more than 40 genes that cause genetic kidney disease, but knowledge gaps remain in understanding the precise roles that specific genes play in kidney cell biology and renal disease

Drosophila models human genes responsible for genetic kidney diseasesThe majority of genes associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) in humans also play pivotal roles in Drosophila renal function, a conservation of function across species that validates transgenic flies as ideal pre-clinical models to improve understanding of human disease, a Children’s National Health System research team reports in a recent issue of Human Molecular Genetics. […]

New clinical tool can now predict risk of chronic diseases accurately

Some of the chronic illnesses this test accounts for include diabetes, kidney failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and dementia, as well as a range of cardiovascular diseases such as peripheral vascular disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, heart attack, and heart failure

New clinical tool can now predict risk of chronic diseases accuratelyThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that approximately half of all U.S. adults experienced at least one chronic health condition in 2012. Some of the most common chronic conditions include heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. The CDC also report that almost half of all deaths (48 percent) are attributable to […]

A new drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim

According to the UN's World Health Organization (WHO), 3.3 million deaths around the globe every year are the result of harmful alcohol use—almost six percent of all deaths

A new drug against alcoholism works, researchers claimFrench researchers provided fresh evidence on Friday to support claims that a drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism, and prescribed for this purpose in France, actually works. The drug, baclofen, had “a positive effect” at high doses in reducing alcohol consumption over a year of treatment, according to study results released at a […]

How you can prevent medical mistakes

A study found that people were only able to finish their ‘opening statement of concerns’ in 23 percent of doctors’ visits, according to U.S. News and World Report. And this lack of communication can have a significant impact on your health

How you can prevent medical mistakesIt’s hardly a secret that people avoid going to the doctor. The tedious 20 minutes in the waiting area followed by another 10 sitting in the exam room only to get five minutes with the doctor isn’t exactly something to look forward to. Patients are so rushed they’re usually unable to get through all of […]

Here’s your easy guide to flawless skin

Are dark spots, unevenness, or redness getting in the way of your glow? Know this: They're totally fixable. Here, top dermatologists teach you how to combat these issues and heart your skin for good

Here’s your easy guide to flawless skinGet perfect skin If you get daily compliments on your perfect complexion, you can probably stop reading now. For the rest of us — who have spent more time in the sun than we care to admit, watched the birthdays tick by, or slacked just a bit (or, heck, a whole lot) on an anti-aging […]

How to lose weight with this new diet

About 80 percent of unlocking the weight-loss puzzle is choosing the right mix of filling and nutritious foods

How to lose weight with this new dietIt might seem like there’s a weight-loss secret floating around out there that everybody knows but you. But in reality, about 80 percent of unlocking the weight-loss puzzle is choosing the right mix of filling and nutritious foods, says Marjorie Nolan Cohn, R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That’s right, it’s […]

Britain’s first 3-parent IVF baby medical team gets licence

The licence, granted to a team of doctors in Newcastle, northern England, means the first child created in Britain using the mitochondrial pronuclear transfer technique could be born before the end of this year

Britain’s first 3-parent IVF baby medical team gets licenceBritain’s fertility regulator on Thursday granted doctors the first UK licence to create babies using a three-parent IVF technique designed to prevent inherited genetic diseases. The licence, granted to a team of doctors in Newcastle, northern England, means the first child created in Britain using the mitochondrial pronuclear transfer technique could be born before the […]

Medical groups in the U.S. say climate change needs to be tackled for better health

The harms due to climate change include heat-related illness, worsening chronic illnesses, injuries and deaths from dangerous weather events, infectious diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, illnesses from contaminated food and water, and mental health problems

Medical groups in the U.S. say climate change needs to be tackled for better healthHeatstroke. Asthma. Zika. Climate change is helping illness and disease spread and become more common, a new consortium of medical groups said Wednesday. It’s not just extreme heat and flooding, but more intense storms — including blizzards — and a steady warming trend that lets disease-carrying mosquitoes thrive, the new Medical Society Consortium on Climate […]

Lack of sleep can kill, warn doctors

Six to eight hours sleep is mandatory and before going to bed one should avoid having tea, coffee, smoking, alcohol, mobile phones and electronic gadgets it affects functioning of brain and causes lack of sleep.

Lack of sleep can kill, warn doctorsDid you know that there is all but one common cause of all the dreaded disease we are facing today? It is – lack of sleep! Doctors treating patients for heart ailments, hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, etc., have found one thing to be common amongst all their patients. They are all sleep deprived. Renowned cardiologist […]