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Tourettes syndrome and other tic disorders of childhood

Nov
14

Date: November 14th, 2016

How the study was done

For the researchers to conduct the study, they brought on board data of more than 73,000 Denmark births. They analyzed this data and found out that the possibility of children whose mothers smoked 10 or more cigarettes during pregnancy stood a higher chance of developing a chronic tic disorder. Their risk was calculated to be 66 percent.

Bipolar Disorder and Drug Addiction

Nov
12

Date: November 12th, 2016

The study consisted of two groups: 98 young people who did not have bipolar disorder – the control group and another one o 105 young people with Bipolar disorder. The average age of the participants who enrolled for the study was 14 at the time of enrollment. Bipolar disorder is a condition that leads to significant shift in the patient’s mood, energy, activity levels and in the process impedes one’s ability to conduct everyday duties.

Preterm Infants may get High Blood Pressure as Adults

Nov
10

Date: November 10th, 2016

One research found out that the risk of high blood pressure was linked to kidneys that are smaller-than-normal at birth. A different study done within the same field arrived at the finding that high blood pressure and impaired cells had some form of association.

Dr. Anne Monique Nuyt, who co-authored both studies, studies said that these studies are a pointer of how vital it is to follow up the health of preterm babies. Anne is a University of Montreal professor working within the department of pediatrics.

Experimental shingles vaccine looks effective

Nov
08

Date: November 8th, 2016

People who were given the 2-dose Shingrix vaccine recorded an 88 percent reduction in the risks of developing shingles, four years after vaccination. When the stage was approaching its final trial, there was a reduction of 91 percent. That is according to results published in the New England Journal of Medicine. People aged more than 70 years recorded an effectiveness of 90 percent after they received the injection.

Type 2 diabetes risks linked to long naps

Nov
06

Date: November 6th, 2016

According to the study, contrary to short naps or failing to nap, the sugar level in blood goes up by 45 percent if you take a nap of more than one hour. The researchers further suggest that for a nap lasting less than one hour, all these risks disappear.

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