Could severe, chronic abuse in the early stages of development increase a woman’s risk of developing endometriosis? New findings suggest it could, adding to mounting evidence that adversity experienced in one's early years can lead to health issues later in life.
It’s one thing to wonder how you may react if you ever receive a cancer diagnosis. It’s quite another to experience it. The amount of learning and consideration involved in dealing with a diagnosis and coping with treatment along with the numerous side-effects and constant onslaught of emotion is overwhelming to say the least. Not to mention the impact that this dread disease has on other aspects of your lifestyle. Awareness initiatives like Forever Changed are taking personal experiences to the broader public and helping to lay down necessary foundations which provide the kinds of immense support a patient requires…
A joint report released this month (5 July 2018) by the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Bank Group and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has highlighted substandard quality health services across the globe at all income levels as one of the core reasons for lost productivity and problems with healthcare service. How much of a negative impact is this having on overall healthcare and how much is it really costing the global economy?
The results of a recent study published in JAMA psychiatry have revealed that women may not only be able to help prevent neural tube defects in their unborn children, but also improve brain health and lower the risk of mental illnesses developing during adolescence simply by consuming folic acid fortified foods such as grains, cereal, rice and bread during pregnancy.
Treating the intense pulsing pain associated with migraine is often achieved with the use of medications. For chronic sufferers, treatment which helps to prevent the frequency of these painful attacks before they occur is another way to get the better of the condition. What if just a few dosages of a specific drug could accomplish this? Eptinezumab may just be this promising new preventative drug…
A sizable data set analysis of post mortem brain tissues has turned up something interesting when it comes to the ongoing study of Alzheimer’s disease. As it turns out, strains of the human herpesvirus (HHV) may be, in some way, connected to either the development or progression of the disease. Could the herpes virus trigger the onset of this form of dementia later in life?
One of the main types of cancer affecting women worldwide, breast cancer is also one of the most feared. Researchers are tapping into a possible new immunotherapy treatment method which may just make the cut as an official way to get the better of the disease – even at advanced stages. A modified type of immunotherapy has seemingly ‘cured’ one woman, but can it eradicate tumours in all cases?
Could brain stimulation treatment alter the ‘reward system’ that ‘feeds food cravings’? Findings from a new study presented at this year’s European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting (ECE) in Barcelona seem to suggest as much, and the team behind the research believe it could be a viable treatment option for obese individuals.
Eggs are good for you… At least, that’s the overall verdict from a new, and fairly extensive research study conducted by a team of experts from the UK and China. The recently published findings of the research claim that at least one egg a day could be helpful in reducing the likelihood of developing cardiovascular conditions, major coronary events and stroke. So, how do you like your eggs – boiled or poached?