ADHD or a Rare Hidden Cancer

A new study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found  two rare tumors, pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas, masquerading as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The tumors secrete a substance that stimulates the central nervous system that may cause health care providers to misdiagnose and inappropriately treat patients for ADHD. The substance, catecholamines, is…

The Risk of Lead Poisoning is Everywhere!

Vox worked with the Washington State Department of Health to map lead exposure risk nationally. Housing and poverty data were used in their calculations to show areas of risk. None of these cases are from confirmed lead poisoning, but show the places that public health researchers have identified as having the highest risk for lead. SEE…

Stanford scientists resurrect an abandoned drug and find it effective against two human viruses

  Colleges are the champions of medical research as a discarded drug from GlaxoSmithKline is being resurrected and revised to potentially help human cells fight off viruses like Ebola, dengue, Zika, and many others. Instead of fighting the virus head-on, a group at Stanford decided to tackle the problem from a different perspective by helping the body…

Carnitine and Some Autism Protection

Studies have shown that an inherited gene, TMLHE, is required for biosynthesizing of carnation, and mutations within this gene have a strong association of risk for developing autism-spectrum disorders. At first, the association was unclear, but the latest findings show that a malfunction in the body’s ability to manufacture carnation might increase the risk of…

Motherhood

Imagine yourself back through time to Britain in 1858. You are also an unmarried young woman who has recently given birth. Because of societal conventions and attitudes, raising the child yourself is out of the question… We might like to think how far we have come. But turn on your television and you will find…