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This post looks at the impact of type 1 diabetes on the development of children’s brains. Type 1 diabetes is…

This post looks at gastric cancer. What is it, how does it happen, and what are the treatment options? Based…

Based on the open access paper “Interactions of Carbohydrate Intake and Physical Activity with Regulatory Genes Affecting Glycaemia: A Food4Me…

From the time they are born, it is important for humans to have a good composition of gut microbes to…

Delayed allergic reactions, also known as delayed hypersensitive reactions, occur days, weeks or even months after exposure. This post deals…

This blog post is about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is inspired by the recent open access paper “Improvement in…

Outside of the doctor-patient interaction, patients with chronic disease need support to navigate their medical and mental journey with their…

Sleep disorders are reported in 30–50% of cancer patients, but the specific causes are unknown. A detailed series of questionnaires…

In old age, with muscle mass loss and increased weight gain, there are increased health risks like falling, fracturing, and…

Allergic rhinitis is an unpleasant condition that can significantly impact people’s quality of life. There is no cure, but perhaps…

This post is based on a recent open access review titled “Cardio-Pulmonary-Renal Consequences of Severe COVID-19”, published in the journal…

Sugar-sweetened beverages are often consumed for hydration over healthier drinks. How the drink is represented and experiences around it are…

Learn more about kidney transplants and how obesity can affect their chances of success. This post is based on a…

Hair loss due to chemotherapy is well known, but is it well understood? This post is based on an editorial…

In the recent COVID-19 pandemic, children have been mildly affected by the disease itself. However, in rare cases, children have…

Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy, especially in the treatment of breast cancer. A recently approved treatment…

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia compromises the immune system, making patients more susceptible to infections. It’s important for patients and physicians to…

Patient-reported outcomes are a valuable aspect of clinical trials. Regulatory authorities and research groups are encouraging the inclusion of these…

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that deforms and discolors the nails. Through this post based on the free-access review article…

Recent research shows that the microorganisms in the gut communicate and affect brain health and depression. In the paper “Personalized…

There is an increase in the prevalence of food allergies. Rather than relying on complete food avoidance, how can the…

Smoking, apart from affecting the internal organs, can also affect skin and hair health. In the article “The Effects of…

Inflammation of mucous membrane due to cold or allergies (rhinitis) and wheezing frequently affects both children and adults. How does…

If you have psoriasis, you have a higher probability of developing other autoimmune disorders, including celiac disease. The authors of…

If you are losing weight for personal or medical reasons, it could be important to talk to your primary care…

How impactful can a healthy diet be? In the case study “Quality or Quantity of Proteins in the Diet for…

Learn more about acute kidney injury and its impact on the body. Discover how this condition can worsen the impact…

If you have asthma, you need to know what you’re allergic to. When your doctor is doing a skin prick…

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World Kidney Day is a yearly campaign to raise awareness about kidney health. For 2021, the steering committee has chosen…

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The authors of the review article ‘Immune System Efficiency in Cancer and the Microbiota Influence’ in the journal Pathobiology investigate…