Childhood sexual abuse linked to a range of physical and mental health conditions

A new review of previous studies into the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse has suggested that earlier mental health support for victims would reduce the chances of victims developing psychiatric conditions and substance misuse later in life. Childhood sexual abuse is known to be associated with a wide range of health conditions, from chronic pain to mental health problems. […]

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Researchers find fecal marker could help diagnose early signs of chronic gut conditions

Small molecules found in fecal matter could provide clues to the early inflammation found in chronic gut conditions, such as intestinal bowel disease (IBD), and serve as new biomarkers for diagnosis, according to a study led by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. The researchers found that fecal miRNA, small nucleic acid sequences, could be used as […]

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Athlete’s hopes are crushed after being diagnosed with THREE disorders

Netball scholar’s dreams are crushed after being diagnosed with THREE conditions within a year that have left her unable to walk Letchen du Plessis’ hip ‘popped’ while playing netball in May last year Endured surgery and 10 months of phsyio but still struggled to walk MRI scan revealed her hip bone was dying due to a lack of blood supply […]

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Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — Certain weather conditions are associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online Oct. 24 in JAMA Cardiology. Moman A. Mohammad, M.D., from Lund University in Sweden, and colleagues used daily weather data from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and the Swedish nationwide coronary care unit registry to […]

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