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ADHD increases risk of becoming obese

ADHD increases risk of becoming obese

With the incidence of obesity increasing steadily, much research has been undertaken to try and identify those people who are most likely to become obese so measures can be taken to avoid excessive weight gain, since it is easier to prevent than to reverse.

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy: direct effect on muscle stem cells?

For twenty years, it has been understood that dystrophin is expressed in differentiated muscle fibers where it is part of a protein complex that crosses the membrane and connects the extracellular matrix to the actin network...

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U.S. panel endorses “three-parent” IVF technique

U.S. panel endorses “three-parent” IVF technique

An expert committee have recommended that the U.S. government allows the clinical investigation of mitochondrial replacement techniques (MRT) to go ahead.

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Molecular imaging and radiochemistry: the importance of instrumentation

It's all about oligometastasized patients. We want to try to develop new techniques to treat and diagnose them and this is one of the research projects.

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Innovative mattresses to stop pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers are wounds that occur when a continuous pressure or friction is placed on one area of the body, damaging the skin. They occur when pressure stops blood from flowing normally, leading the cells to die and the skin to break down.

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New approach to treating cataracts uses pharmacological chaperone

New approach to treating cataracts uses pharmacological chaperone

In the developing world, cataract prevalence is on the increase. One study showed that in several Northern Indian villages, almost 60% of people aged over 50 had cataracts, a finding that agreed with a previous study of South Indian populations.

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Health A to Z

Visitor Policies for Cesarean Surgery

Giving birth is one of life’s most exciting events – one that many women want to experience with family members and capture on video. But the desire to share the delivery with others has resulted, in some cases, in a crowded delivery room of supportive (and occasionally fainting) observers.

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Bedwetting

Bedwetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis, is an uncontrollable leakage of urine from the bladder while asleep. For children aged five years and older, bedwetting is abnormal and should not be considered a trivial condition. Bedwetting is common; with approximately 5–10% of 7 year-olds regularly wetting their beds.

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Does cigarette smoking damage the skin?

Smoking damages nearly every organ in the body. Whilst most people are familiar of its association with lung cancer, stroke and heart disease, it also has profound effects on the body’s largest organ – skin.

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How safe are ‘black henna’ tattoos?

While on holiday, many people opt to have a ‘fun’ temporary henna tattoo. Often advertised as ‘black henna’ temporary tattoos, but there is no such thing as ‘black henna’: true henna extract is orange-red in colour.

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Nitrous Oxide for Labor: Choose Wisely

In numerous countries in Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand, it is common to use nitrous oxide as an option in laboring women, in order to help them cope with pain. But although nitrous oxide was once available for labor in the United States, its popularity diminished in the 1970s with the advent of the epidural.

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Occupational Therapy: Your Life by Design

The role of an occupational therapist is often not fully understood, or is confused with the role of a physical therapist. What’s the differentiator? Cue the “your life by design” approach.

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