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World Thyroid Day: Foods to Eat and Avoid to Manage Common Thyroid Disorder Symptoms

World Thyroid Day is commemorated every year on 25th May globally by the¬†American Thyroid Association (ATA) along with other International thyroid societies.¬†Thyroid is an important gland found at the base of the neck that produces, stores and releases two important hormones which are Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). The thyroid gland is able to carry out its functions with the help of iodine derived from the food we eat. Therefore, our diet plays an important role in the risk of developing thyroid problems and also managing them. The two most…

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Experts shed myths of ‘Harlequin Ichthyosis’- a rare skin disorder

Bursting the myth of a rare genetic disease, which causes thickening of the skin, experts say that by rigorously following all the precautions and treatment, the newborns can lead a normal life. Harlequin Ichthyosis- is a very rare type of severe, inherited, genetic skin disorder and is characterised by thick white plates of skin with deep cracks, which are vulnerable to bacteria and other contaminants, putting the person at the risk of fatal infection. “The main cause of this rare genetic disorder is the mutation in a gene — the…

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A gene’s dysfunction may cause premenstrual mood disorder

A premenstrual mood disorder that affects two to five per cent of women of reproductive age may be the result of a dysregulation in certain gene activity. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) with symptoms such as irritability, sadness, and anxiety in the days leading up to her menstrual period, is severe than premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which is much more common. The findings showed that women with PMDD are more sensitive to the effects of sex hormones estrongen and progesterone, due to a molecular mechanism in their genes. The study proves “that…

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Dyslexia may be more than a reading disorder: Study

A distinctive neural signature found in the brains of people with dyslexia may explain why they have difficulty in learning to read and adapting to sensory inputs, according to a new study. The brain typically adapts rapidly to sensory input, such as the sound of a person’s voice or images of faces and objects, as a way to make processing more efficient. But, the study found that for individuals with dyslexia, the adaptation was on average nearly half. In dyslexic people, the brain has a diminished ability to acclimate to…

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Christine Rogan, Alcohol Healthwatch health promotion advisor and FASD project coordinator explains a common, preventable cause of disability in children. What is fetal alcohol syndrome? Fetal alcohol syndrome (FASD) is caused by alcohol consumed during pregnancy. FAS, however, is only part of the story. Science has recognised that alcohol causes a wide range of developmental disorders and most have no outward physical signs associated with the syndrome. FAS is part of a range of outcomes called Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD is a leading preventable cause of intellectual disability…

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Frozen embryos more effective in women with hormonal disorder

Frozen embryos more effective in women with hormonal disorder (Rinelle/Getty Images) Women with hormonal disorders who are implanted with frozen embryos during in vitro fertilisation can have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who receive fresh embryos, a recent study has revealed. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. The findings showed that using frozen embryos lowered the rate of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome — a medical condition affecting the ovaries of some women who take fertility medication…

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