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What does an endocrinologist do?
By: Linda L Kinyon
An endocrinologist is a highly trained doctor trained in treating diseases and conditions of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a complex group of glands that create hormones that regulate our bodies in production of sugars, enzymes, hormones, reproduction, growth and development and more...
Conditions comprising WHIM syndrome
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
WHIM syndrome is a rare, autosomal dominant genetic disorder that affects the immune system. The condition is named from the acronym formed by four conditions: warts, hypogammaglobulinemia, infections (or immunodeficiency) and myelokathexis. The first symptoms of the disorder usually present as recurring infections in early...
The relationship between sleep and obesity
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
In 2005, research showed that less sleep and higher body mass index (BMI) are related, confirming studies from the 1980s that correlated fewer hours of sleep a night with increased incidence of being overweight. How they were related, and whether one caused the other, was...
Scientists discover new class of antibiotics
By: Leigh Goessl
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have announced the discovery of a new class of antibiotics. These drugs will reportedly be able to battle bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and others that lead to serious infections. Current antibiotic treatments are no longer...
The long-term effects of Fukushima on global health
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan became synonymous with disaster in March 2011 – leaking radiation from reactors damaged in a 9.0 earthquake and forcing the evacuation of nearby residents. Health concerns at that time centered on the radiation exposure of workers...
Most common diseases in the world
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Compiling a list of the most common diseases in the world can be a difficult task. Disease generally refers to infectious disease, but it may also include chronic disease, genetic disorders, and pathologies such as cancer.Also, how common a disease is may vary by...
Number of children on autistic spectrum higher than previously estimated
By: Andrew Moran
Previous numbers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that the number of children in the United States living with autism was one in 88. However, new official numbers released Wednesday in a report titled "Changes in Prevalence of Parent-Reported Autism...
By: Janet Grischy
Vaccines have prevented countless epidemics. They have been administered to millions of people worldwide. In order to maintain the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, they contain various additives, and some of these additives cause concern. Here is a list of major ingredients that may be...
By: Darian Peters
Vaccines are a way of preventing disease that involves protecting the person against attack by a particular microorganism. A different vaccine is needed for each different type of microorganism. The vaccine works by providing the immune system with the information that it needs to recognise...
By: Hermes Roberts
To be sick is to be unwell, mentally and physically. All of us have been physically unwell at one time or other. It is one of the prerequisites of being alive. This is the reason, medication is a billion dollar industry. Some illnesses can be...

 

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