In first, doctors treat rare genetic disorder with an injection in utero

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Andrew Matthews) Three babies with a rare genetic disorder have been spared the worst effects of their condition thanks to an experimental injection they received in utero, researchers report this week in The New England Journal of Medicine. The success marks the first time a genetic disorder has been partially reversed by such […]

Eating world’s hottest pepper sparks brain disorder, thunderclap headaches

Enlarge / Mature Carolina Reaper. (credit: Magnolia677) Extremely hot peppers don’t just blister your mouth and bum—they can also spark fiery havoc in your brain, according to a report published Monday in BMJ Case Reports. An otherwise healthy 34-year-old man developed a blood-flow disorder in his brain and suffered several debilitating “thunderclap” headaches after entering […]

World Autism Day: Three signs that can indicate the disorder is present in adults

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2018 is today, and the day is to recognise the disorder and those who have it. While it is frequently diagnosed in children, it is quite common for pole to have gone through life without an autism diagnosis. Characteristics of autism vary from one person to another, but there are three […]

World Autism Day: Three signs that can indicate the disorder is present in adults

Autism spectrum disorder, its full name, describes a range of similar conditions, including Asperger syndrome, that affects a person’s social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. Around one in every 100 people in the UK are estimated to have autism, and it is more boys that are diagnosed with the condition than girls. In children symptoms […]

Autism Awareness Week: Test to indicate disorder – and look out for this symptom and sign

AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK is taking place worldwide this week to highlight the challenges of the condition. You can find out if you or your child has it through an extensive test, and there a number of signs and symptoms that indicate the disorder – including delayed speech development.