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Brain Proteins, Patterns Reveal Clues to Understanding Epilepsy

4 days ago   |   By Medindia Health

Key proteins in the brain play a role in controlling epilepsy, anxiety, and other disorders.
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Long-term Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up COPD Death Risk

Long-term Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up COPD Death Risk

Childhood exposure to passive smoking or secondhand smoke may increase chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and death risk in adulthood. Read more ...

Eight and Nine-year-olds Experience Body Image Issues

Eight and Nine-year-olds Experience Body Image Issues

Girls tended to be more dissatisfied with their bodies than boys, but boys with higher hormone levels also felt unhappy with their physical shape. Read more ...

Pregnant women exposed to DDT are TWICE as likely to have children with autism

Pregnant women exposed to DDT are TWICE as likely to have children with autism

When Columbia University researchers found biomarkers for the potent bug killer DDT in pregnant Finnish women's blood, they were twice as likely to have a child with autism and... Read more ...

A traditional plant native to Thailand effectively manages obesity...

A traditional plant native to Thailand effectively manages obesity, according to new study

Broken bones tree , a traditional plant native to Thailand, can potentially be used to manage obesity, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and... Read more ...

Carotenoids and omega-3s are crucial for healthy eyes, one of the most...

Carotenoids and omega-3s are crucial for healthy eyes, one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body

Foods rich in carotenoids aren't the only things that can boost eye health, according to Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni, a federally funded researcher who specializes in the topic... Read more ...

Weight gain after quitting smoking increases a person's type 2 diabetes risk...

Weight gain after quitting smoking increases a person's type 2 diabetes risk by more than 20% 

A study from Harvard University has found that those who gained weight after quitting smoking had a 22 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in comparison with... Read more ...

Shortly after my son was born, the panic attacks started

Shortly after my son was born, the panic attacks started

My first panic attack happened while I was browsing shelving units at Ikea. I was shaking, my leg kept banging into my seven-month-old son's stroller and my heart was beating... Read more ...

Scientists give mice back their vision for the first time ever using gene...

Scientists give mice back their vision for the first time ever using gene therapy

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have worked out how to turn non-photoreceptor cells into rods in the eyes of blind mice for the first time ever, restoring site... Read more ...

Nuffield Health patient returns to work after surgery sorts sciatica

Nuffield Health patient returns to work after surgery sorts sciatica

Patient talks of 'first class' experience at Nuffield Health Vale Hospital after successful surgery Read more ...

Daily cricket consumption may alter gut microbiota, clinical trial suggests

Daily cricket consumption may alter gut microbiota, clinical trial suggests

Consuming 25 grams of cricket powder per day may alter specific populations of beneficial gut bacteria, a double-blind, randomized crossover trial conducted at Colorado State... Read more ...