Health Problems

‘Terrorism does not terrorize’ claims new study

A major review of over 400 research articles studying the association between acts of terrorism and mental health has reached the significant conclusion that ‘terrorism isn’t terrorising’ – at least not in a way that causes increases in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) greater than would be expected from any other distressing event. The findings, released […]

Personal Health

Novel genetic study sheds new light on risk of heart attack

Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), Vanderbilt scientists reported Oct. 3 in the journal eLife. The study illustrates how “integrative genomics,” a combination of basic research, a human biobank linked to electronic health records and novel computational genetic approaches can identify genetically determined […]

Health News

Hundreds of patients with undiagnosed diseases find answers, study reports

More than 100 patients afflicted by mysterious illnesses have been diagnosed through a network of detective-doctors who investigate unidentified diseases, reports a study conducted by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine and multiple collaborating institutes. The long-awaited diagnoses are the fruits of the Undiagnosed Disease Network, a program created by the National Institutes […]

Health Problems

Study links individual HPV types to HIV infection

An international research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has for the first time identified individual types of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are specifically linked to HIV infection. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, concludes that a person with any HPV type, more than one HPV […]