Large scale nuclear disasters, such as in Fukushima and Chernobyl, have raised public concern over nuclear power and radiation exposure through medical procedures. However, most people are unaware that many household items and foods emit potentially dangerous radiation. Public concern over radiation exposure has been heightened due to nuclear reactor accidents such as those
A 2016 phase I trial explored the safety, efficacy, and practicality of joint cartilage grafts from nasal chondrocytes in the treatment of knee articular cartilage injuries. For the ten injuries treated, five were repaired completely and three were more than 50% repaired two years post-procedure with only two serious adverse events reported during the trial.
A recent study published in the journal Thorax has shown that living on a farm in childhood is associated with a lower risk of developing allergic diseases later as an adult, and strong lungs in women, compared to being brought up in an urban or rural area. There has been a sharp rise in the
A comprehensive review of scientific literature suggests a possible link between early introduction of allergenic foods and reduced likelihood of some allergies, although the evidence is not conclusive. Both popular and scientific literature have discussed the relationship between early introduction of certain foods to infant diets and the subsequent development of allergies or autoimmune
A systemic review and a meta-analysis were used to determine if brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels are altered in children with autism spectrum disorder. The combination of genetic and environmental factors is considered to be the cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Moreover, it consists of a group of complex neurodevelopmental disorders, which is characterized
A new study has found that using azithromycin as a treatment method among adults for asthma attacks has a rather clinically neutral benefit. Azithromycin is defined as an antibiotic used in the treatment of infections that are bacterial in nature. Asthma is a respiratory condition which greatly affects key organs such as the lungs,