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The male Factor Regarding fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The male Factor Regarding fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Doctors usually pay attention to the female side, but the male factor regarding fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is as important. We have to remember that only half of the genetic material comes from the mother and the other half from the father. Michael Golding is a professor of physi
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Reducing Risk Factors in young onset Dementia Is effective

Reducing Risk Factors in young onset Dementia Is effective

A new study showed that reducing risk factors in young onset dementia is effective modifying the course of their disease.   The study was about people with young onset dementia where several risk factors were identified.  People can concentrate on modifying these risk factors, which s
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Cure for Lupus with CAR T-Cell Therapy

Cure for Lupus with CAR T-Cell Therapy

A group of German researchers reported that they found a cure for lupus with CAR T-cell therapy. CAR T-cell therapy has made a big difference for patients with B cell lymphomas. Survival rates are much better with this type of therapy. Brief review of the use of CAR T-cell therapy for
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Social Media Usage is responsible for unhealthy Behaviors in Youth

Social Media Usage is responsible for unhealthy Behaviors in Youth

On Nov.29, 2023 the British Medical Journal published an article that showed that social media usage is responsible for unhealthy behaviors in youth. In a meta-analysis the researchers compared “hardly ever users” of social media with “heavy users” of social media. 73 studies were inc
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Risks of Marijuana Use

Risks of Marijuana Use

Recently, two major studies delineated the risks of marijuana use. When people use marijuana, their risks for heart attacks, heart failure and strokes increase significantly. In a review an article of CNN describes details further. Two papers were presented at the American Heart Assoc
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What Helps for long Covid?

What Helps for long Covid?

What helps for long Covid when people do not recover from Covid-19? Researchers reviewed this recently. Most people who were vaccinated recover from Covid-19 within a few days. But about 10% of people are not that lucky. This is particularly the case for older women and people with ch
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New Ovarian Cancer Screening Test

New Ovarian Cancer Screening Test

On Oct. 9, 2023 a publication (Clinical Cancer Research) announced a new ovarian cancer screening test. The new test is called OvaPrint™. A total of 372 samples were examined for this paper. OvaPrint™ achieved a positive predictive value of 95% and a negative predictive value of 88%.
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Fractures Tend to Reoccur

Fractures Tend to Reoccur

This article is about the finding that fractures tend to reoccur. A study looked at 88,696 individuals who underwent a first DXA scan between 1996 and 2018. Researchers followed these participants for 9 years. During these 9 years of observation the following was noted: 6% of particip
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Researchers Found Heavy Metals in Marijuana Users

Researchers Found Heavy Metals in Marijuana Users

Recently researchers found heavy metals in marijuana users. In this study dated Aug. 30, 2023 researchers analyzed 7,254 participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2005–2018), also known as HANES study. These participants were using marijuana regularly. Bl
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Physical Exercise Reduces Cancer Risk Significantly

This article is about the finding of a study that physical exercise reduces cancer risk significantly. The study was published on July 27, 2023 in JAMA Oncology. The international team of researchers were from Spain, Australia, Calgary (Canada) and Denmark. The data stemmed from the U
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