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Congenital heart disease and autism: A possible link?

Children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) are now surviving at extraordinarily high rates; for most, their life expectancy may be comparable to that of the general population. However, despite the great advances in medical and surgical care, many people with CHD experience long-lasting neurodevelopmental difficulties. These include problems with attention and executive function skills,… Read More »

McGill study identifies new role of major genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, physicians have been aware that patients carrying the apolipoprotein ꜫ4 (APOE ꜫ4) gene are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research from McGill University has now found the gene plays an even greater role in dementia. In a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology, Dr. Pedro… Read More »

Liver cancer symptoms: Do your stools look like this? Warning sign of the deadly disease

The liver is a football-sized organ that sits in the upper right portion of the abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above the stomach. There are several different types of cancer that can develop in the liver cell. Cancer that spreads to the liver is more common than cancer that begins in the liver cells. If… Read More »

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease?

The effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation has again been questioned with negative headlines1,2 trumpeting its failure to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. What most researchers and journalists fail to address, however, is the fact that: The “high dose” given in this trial was a mere 2,000 international units (IUs) a day, which is still only… Read More »