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Scientists Identify 18 New Candidate Genes for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Whole-genome sequencing of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families reveal 18 new candidate genes that have the potential to be future diagnostic...
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Effect of Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy on Vision of Offspring

A research group from Denmark investigated how maternal smoking during pregnancy affected the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in children and found that...
inflammatory gum disease

Inflammatory Gum Disease Is a New Early Indicator of Diabetes

Identifying diabetes early is essential for preventing disease related health complications. Periodontitis, inflammatory gum disease, may be an early indicator of prediabetes and thus,...

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The Prediabetes Rumour

Rumour: Having prediabetes does not put you at risk of cardiovascular...
Sodium Butyrate

The Liver Myth

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Medical News Quiz – February 21, 2017

Put your knowledge to the test! Can you remember last week’s most popular...
CancerCare Mobile App

CancerCare Mobile App Helps Families Manage Their Child’s Cancer Treatment

CureSearch CancerCare mobile app enables families better manage their child’s treatments and provide better care.   Cancer...
Crohn’s disease

Prediction of Risk Complications in Children with Crohn’s Disease

A subset of patients with Crohn’s disease develops progressive complications such as narrowing of the...
risk of psychosis

Poor Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Higher Risk of Psychosis in Offspring

Offspring born during the Dutch famine and the Great Chinese famine had a 2-fold increased...
early preventive dental care

Does Early Preventative Dental Care Really Prevent Cavities in Children?

A recent study suggests no clear benefit of early preventive dental care for reducing cavities...
formula

Toddlers Who Drink Enriched Formula May Avoid Nutritional Deficiencies

A study suggests that drinking a micronutrient-fortified formula may be superior to drinking dairy in...
anti-influenza medication

Prescription of Anti-influenza Medication in Children is Low and Varied

In a 2017 study, researchers investigated the use of antivirals in children hospitalized for influenza....
online cognitive behavioral therapy

Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain and Mental Illness

A new online cognitive behavioral therapy program is available for chronic pain patients - easily...
psychiatric disorders in adolescents

The Relationship Between Substance Use and Psychiatric Disorders in Adolescents

It has become clear to researchers that there is a relationship between the diagnoses of...
psychosocial factors

Psychosocial Factors in Multiple Sclerosis

Psychological stress is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), but few studies have examined in detail...
cognitive behavioural therapy

Treating Depression Through Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The researchers of a new study conducted a meta-analysis by looking at the results of...
depression in new fathers

Risks for Depression in New Fathers

Some mothers are vulnerable to experiencing depression during the perinatal period, but less is known...
addiction

How Are Brain Structures Disrupted in Addiction?

In a new meta-analysis, functional magnetic resonance imaging studies were used to determine the ways...
patient and doctor

Joke Of The Day – March 26, 2017

-Doctor, I have blue circles under my eyes! -And what colour would...

Brain Teaser – March 25, 2017

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If 6 doubloons are worth 1 1/2 ducats, how many ducats...
CancerCare Mobile App

CancerCare Mobile App Helps Families Manage Their Child’s Cancer Treatment

CureSearch CancerCare mobile app enables families better manage their child’s treatments and provide better care.   Cancer...
computer games

Computer Games Show Promise as Therapy for Depression

Serious computer games possess potential as mental health therapy, but more research in this area...
Whatsapp

Whatsapp Found to Be Effective Communication Tool Between Medical Students

A new study published in the BMC Medical Education journal showcased various benefits of using...
artificial muscles

Soft, Silent Artificial Muscles Woven for Life-Like Prosthetic Interaction

The advancements in prosthetics and assistive devices have made life simpler for many. Development of...
computer tomography

Computer Tomography Lung Cancer Screening Programs

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Canadian men and women, thereby...
eHealth initiative

Using eHealth Initiatives in Disease Prevention

Technology has been implemented to improve patient medication adherence and promote healthy behaviours, reducing cardiovascular...
anemia

Anemia

What anemia is: Anemia is a medical term for low hemoglobin content in the blood. Hemoglobin is...
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD? COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, characterized by inflammation in the pulmonary system...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) formerly known as attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a syndrome...

Atherosclerosis

What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is the most prevalent disease in the industrialized world. According to published data...
paediatric HIV

HIV/AIDS

What is HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, and when untreated, can lead to acquired...
stroke risk factors

Stroke

What is a Stroke? Strokes are one of the most common causes of death, with a...

Vitamins and Supplements IQ Test

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How well are you familiar with basic facts about vitamins and...
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Today In Medical History – March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017: (1) (1903) German biochemist Adolf Butenandt is born. He...

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