Consortium to investigate role of neurofilament light chain in neurodegenerative diseases

Clinical scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and University College London are collaborating with pharmaceutical companies AbbVie, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb and Roche to investigate the role of neurofilament light (NfL) chain in neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. NfL is a protein that provides structural support to […]

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What is Neuropsychiatric Lupus (NPSLE)?

Neuropsychiatric lupus (NPSLE), which is often referred to as central nervous system (CNS) lupus, can cause lupus patients to be afflicted with a variety of neuropsychiatric issues ranging from headaches and depression to seizures and a number of demyelinating conditions. Image Credit: vitstudio / Shutterstock.com Overview of lupus Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which is formally referred to as lupus, is […]

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COVID-19 and Mental Health Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has exerted a significant impact on every aspect of humanity. Its profound effect on the respiratory and circulatory systems has been documented in severe levels of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Whilst the extent to which the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus may adversely affect brain functioning remains under investigation, the impact on psychiatric morbidity […]

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Lung Cancer Causes

The main cause of lung cancer is smoking, although non-smokers can also develop the condition. Smoking and other risk factors for lung cancer are described below. Smoking is the cause of lung cancer in more than 90% of cases and is the single biggest risk factor for lung cancer. There are more than 60 different toxins in tobacco smoke that can […]

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Breastfeeding and Hormones

There are several hormones that regulate the making and ejection of milk from human breasts as well as from the breasts of all female mammals after childbirth. The initiation of breastfeeding in all mammals including humans is an effort from both the mother and the baby. For example while human mothers hold their baby close to their breast while attempting […]

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Heart Attack Treatment

A heart attack is a medical emergency and needs to be diagnosed and treated immediately to increase the chance of a patient surviving. When a patient presents with a heart attack, an ambulance should be called and critical care services alerted as soon as possible. On admission to hospital, the treatment approach to heart attack depends on several factors. An […]

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Heart Attack Treatment

A heart attack is a medical emergency and needs to be diagnosed and treated immediately to increase the chance of a patient surviving. When a patient presents with a heart attack, an ambulance should be called and critical care services alerted as soon as possible. On admission to hospital, the treatment approach to heart attack depends on several factors. An […]

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Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral palsy diagnosis and screening is based on suspicion especially if there have been a risk of injury to the baby’s brain before, during or after birth. Diagnosis is made with the help of a paediatrician or a specialist in pediatric neurology. Diagnosis and detection of cerebral palsy The steps in diagnosis and detection of cerebral palsy include: Detailed history […]

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, with more than 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year in the UK. This is usually a slow growing cancer and most men do not notice the symptoms until the cancer has become large enough to press against the urethra and interfere with urination. Symptoms of prostate cancer The most […]

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