Health News

Lifetime effects of poverty take toll in older age

Childhood disadvantage is directly related to levels of physical, mental and social health in older age, according to new research from Massey University. Psychology researchers from the Health in Ageing Research Team (HART) investigated the lifetime effects of childhood deprivation, education, and adult wealth on health in older age. They say the study emphasizes the […]

Health Problems

Accurate detection of low-level somatic mutation in intractable epilepsy

KAIST medical scientists have developed an advanced method for perfectly detecting low-level somatic mutation in patients with intractable epilepsy. Their study showed that deep sequencing replicates of major focal epilepsy genes accurately and efficiently identified low-level somatic mutations in intractable epilepsy. According to the study, their diagnostic method could increase the accuracy up to 100%, […]

Kids Health

Every Type of Parent You'll Meet at Back-to-School Night

Back-to-school night is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn all about what’s in store for the exciting year ahead. At the same time, you come face-to-face with the parents of your child’s classmates, which, if we’re being honest, can be way more interesting than hearing about the curriculum.   From tiger moms to interrogator dads, […]

Personal Health

The Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning You Need to Know

Here's something you probably already know but bears repeating: Alcohol is a drug—and while it's available pretty much everywhere and can be totally fine in moderation, too much of it can cause some serious damage to your body. Case in point: alcohol poisoning. According to the most recent data, about six people die of alcohol […]

Health News

Paris child at risk of lead poisoning after Notre Dame fire

Health officials in Paris said Wednesday that a young boy needs medical monitoring because tests conducted after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire showed that he was at risk of lead poisoning. The child, who was tested last week, doesn’t need treatment yet, the Regional Health Authority said in a statement late Tuesday. Checks are being […]