Tag: Disease

Stressful experiences have big, immediate effects on children’s health

Science has shown that children who experience stressful events are more likely to face poor health outcomes as adults, but new research shows the...
Primitive first, then civilized

Low IQ in teen years ups risk of early-onset dementia

Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age...

Is West Nile virus coming to your town?

Since its introduction to the U.S. in 1999, West Nile virus has spread rapidly across North America, threatening wildlife populations and posing a serious...

Schizophrenics at greater risk of getting diseases

People suffering from schizophrenia are at greater risk of developing autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis. This is the conclusion of new...
Chicken pox vaccine saving children's lives

Well-child visits make lots of kids sick

New research shows that well-child doctor appointments for annual exams and vaccinations are associated with an increased risk of flu-like illnesses in children and...

You smell sick. No, really.

Humans are able to smell sickness in someone whose immune system is highly active within just a few hours of exposure to a toxin,...

New Tool to Identify Genetic Risk Factors

Dartmouth researchers developed a new biological pathway-based computational model, called the Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network (PHPN), to identify underlying genetic connections between different diseases...

Alzheimer’s gene may affect brains as early as childhood

People who carry a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease show changes in their brains beginning in childhood, decades before the illness appears, new research...

Overnight dialysis boosts kidney health, cuts heart disease risk

Receiving dialysis at home while sleeping not only improves kidney health and quality of life for people with kidney disease, it could also decrease...

Clingy platelets suggest potential treatment strategy for rheumatoid arthritis

No one likes clingy people, but "clingy" blood platelets may offer hope for millions of people with rheumatoid arthritis.According to new research findings published...

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