Monica Velazquez

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Possible Link Between DDT Pesticide Exposure And Alzheimer's Disease

A new study out in <i>JAMA Neurology</i> suggests that higher levels of the pesticide DDT might be linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The keyword here is <i>might,</i> however, since the study was quite small and the connection not clear-cut. Still, there’s certainly a possibility that the …

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More Stroke Patients Now Get Clot-Busting Drug

It's been a long and often controversial road, but U.S. doctors are finally embracing a drug that can halt strokes and prevent disabling brain damage.<p>An analysis of more than 1 million stroke patients shows that use of the 17-year-old drug, called alteplase (brand-name Activase), nearly doubled …

Tracking yearly blood tests may reveal early-stage ovarian cancer

A way of screening for ovarian cancer appears to detect the disease in early stages, and if confirmed in clinical trials, the test could become a routine screening for women.<p>In the study, researchers tested the screening on more than 4,000 women over an 11-year period. The women underwent yearly …

What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

Mysteries of 'obesity gene' revealed, could yield new ways to fight hunger

An obesity gene that affects one in every six people could be partially treated thanks to a new study that's finally determined how it works. Researchers led by Rachel Batterham at University College London were looking into an obesity gene, known as FTO, and found that it caused people with a …

DNA data to be shared worldwide in medical research project

Leading medical and research centres around the world are launching an ambitious project that will allow them to share vast amounts of patients' …

7 Travel Trends You Need to Know Now

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Virtuoso Symposium in Buenos Aires, an annual event that this year drew more than 400 top travel advisors, brands, and hoteliers together from 33 countries. (The Virtuoso network sells almost $10 billion in travel annually …

ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

Men who were diagnosed with ADHD as children are more likely to be obese in adulthood, according to a new study.<p>The men who had ADHD weighed 19 pounds more at age 41 than otherwise similar men who hadn't had ADHD as boys, the researchers found.<p>"It makes sense, because they're self-medicating with …

WHO says new coronavirus may be passed person to person

<b>The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.</b><p>This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.<p>Two more people in Saudi …

The Trouble With The DSM

With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.<p>In 2012, I got a voice-mail message from a former patient; I'll call him Sandy. I last saw him about ten years ago. I'd worked …

Why The U.S. National Institute Of Mental Health Plans To Abandon The DSM

The National Institute of Mental Health published a statement last week about a shift in the way it will conduct research.<p>The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health is turning its back on the so-called bible of its field. In a statement, the institute said it will start doing research in a way …

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A newborn's placenta may reveal autism risk

Yale researchers show that analysis of placentas can reveal whether a newborn is at high risk of autism.<p>Doctors may be able to diagnose a child's risk of autism at birth, which would allow treatment of the burgeoning disorder to begin in the child's earliest days, a new study finds.<p>Solely by …