Here’s How To Support A Friend With ADHD

Supporting a loved one or friend with a health issue is always a bit daunting. You may not know where to start, or how best to help. In the case of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) the first step is simply to have an honest conversation with your friend about…

Look Beyond Liver Biopsy for NAFLD Diagnosis

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was present in approximately two-thirds of patients who did not undergo a liver biopsy. These patients were more likely to be non-White and older, as well as have normal ALT levels, which shows potential gaps in knowledge about this population. Data from studies of patients…

How Queen Elizabeth II Is Celebrating Great-Grandson Archie's 2nd Birthday

Big plans! Queen Elizabeth II may not be in the same country as her great-grandson Archie, but she’s still celebrating the toddler’s 2nd birthday from afar. Royal Family Wishes Harry, Meghan’s Son Archie Happy 2nd Birthday “Elizabeth II is planning to wish Archie a happy birthday via Zoom and she…

Real-world studies show Pfizer vaccine shields against COVID-19 variants

(HealthDay)—In two real-world studies, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appears to be standing up well against the challenges posed by more contagious coronavirus variants from Britain and South Africa. The Pfizer mRNA vaccine showed about 90% documented effectiveness in protecting against infection with the British B.1.1.7 variant and 75% effectiveness against the…

Better healthcare guidance needed for trans people

Clinical practice guidelines for dealing with the physical and mental health of transgender people highlight the current lack of a solid research base which must be improved, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Open. A team of researchers from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and King’s College…

Vaping Linked to Visual Impairment

People who use e-cigarettes have a high rate of visual impairment, researchers say, and that association is independent of and in addition to traditional cigarette use. The statistical correlation doesn’t prove that vaping causes visual impairment. But it parallels earlier studies that link tobacco smoking to visual impairment, and vaping…