Researchers have identified a type of genetic aberration to be the cause of certain neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital diseases, such as autism and congenital heart disease, which are undetectable by conventional genetic testing
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A study of more than 7,000 low-income, urban mothers enrolled in the Boston Birth Cohort found that fewer than 5% of them started folic acid supplementation and used it almost daily before pregnancy, a widely recommended public health measure designed to prevent potentially crippling birth defects
A new algorithm based on whole-genome sequencing (bloodTyper) allows automated typing of red blood cell (RBC) and platelet antigens, researchers report. This finding would have the potential to inform patient care in pregnancy and future blood transfusions.
A radiotherapy drug that treats the rare neuroendocrine cancers pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma can be useful and safe for patients, according to the findings by researchers of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a serious bacterial infection that attacks the lungs. It affects one-third of the global population and has been making a comeback here in the United States. Researchers are teaming up to see if a better option deep in the ocean.
The kids who develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) might be the victims of a triple-whammy stroke of bad luck, according to the provocative new theory from a respected British cancer researcher.
A recent review found that male doctors in the United Kingdom receive an average £67,788 in basic pay while female doctors get paid £57,569 a year. The gap is of £10,219 or 15%. Overall the NHS has a gender pay gap of 23%.
A new poll suggests that many older adults still aren't using online systems to communicate with the doctors and other healthcare providers they rely on despite the widespread availability of such systems.