Tag Archives: Conditions

Should newborns get genetic testing for adult-onset conditions?

Screening should be limited to conditions that affect children, UChicago ethicist argues In the last decade, genome sequencing has provided a wealth of information about risks for certain diseases. But should parents be able to get all of the sequence results of their children’s genomes, especially if the variants would not cause illness or symptoms… Read More »

‘Key player’ identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions

Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism. The team from Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute has found that the deletion of the gene CYFIP1 leads to thinning of the insulation that covers… Read More »

Facebook posts support predictions of patient medical conditions

The language that people use in their postings on Facebook is effective in predicting diabetes and mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression and psychoses. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Penn Medicine and Stony Brook University researchers. Published on Monday in PLOS ONE, they evaluated whether consenting patients’ Facebook posts could be used… Read More »

Medical News Today: Medical conditions that cause muscle wasting

Muscle wasting is a loss of muscle mass due to the muscles weakening and shrinking. There are several possible causes of muscle wasting, including certain medical conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The symptoms of muscle wasting depend on the severity of muscle mass loss, but typical signs and symptoms include: reduced muscle strength an… Read More »

Solutions for Troubled Teens: Different Methods for Treating Behavioral Conditions

Teens undergo different changes that affect how they act and think. Juvenile delinquency is one of the common problems that society experiences due to teenage behavioral issues. Some of these may include massive drug, alcohol, and nicotine addiction. To treat teenagers who suffer from such dependencies, treatment centers and boarding schools for troubled teens have… Read More »