Doctors have used a new type of medicine called ‘gene silencing’ to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain.
Gene-silencing reverses porphyria disease
While there has long been discussion whether exposure to anesthesia affects brain development, new Rush University Medical Center research published in the journal Cerebral Cortex describes how prenatal anesthesia in rats seems to disrupt the ‘precisely choreographed’ and timed migration of neurons to the area of the developing brain where thinking, memory and language occur.
Anesthesia sends neurons down the wrong path in unborn rat babies
Experts are warning that high levels of fatty liver disease among young people, caused by being overweight, could signal a potential public health crisis.
Experts warn of fatty liver disease 'epidemic' in young people
Autism rates have surged at an alarming rate in several states around the country since 2010, a new study said.
CDC study reveals surge in US autism rate
Private hospitals in the UK must do more to keep patients safe and prevent rogue surgeons like Ian Paterson from harming anyone again, the Royal College of Surgeons said.
UK private hospitals 'must do more to keep patients safe'
Harnessing a probe used to image the brain in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have successfully cleared patient-derived brain cells of an abnormal protein associated with dementia and other neurogenerative disorders.
Scientists develop technique to clear abnormal tau protein from human neurons
Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health have developed and evaluated a fast, accurate and cost-effective approach to assessing the carcinogenicity of chemicals — that is, whether exposure to a chemical increases a person's long-term cancer risk.
Newly developed approach efficiently assesses carcinogenicity of chemicals
Middle-aged men with multimorbidity are at greater risk of premature death than older people, new research has suggested.
Middle-aged men with health issues at greater risk of early death
High blood pressure is a common condition that affects more than 25 percent of all adults in the UK, although many aren’t aware that they have it.
Beetroot juice an exciting therapy for people with high blood pressure

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