13:28 29th August 2018 | Genetic Defects
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is an inherited genetic disorder that may cause learning and behavioural challenges and is often characterised by large ears or a long face. It is caused by a mutation on the FMR1 gene on the X chromosome, which affects the production of a certain protein. An absence of this protein causes the characteristic symptoms of FXS.
13:22 29th August 2018 | Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are viruses, bacteria, or parasites that are spread by sexual contact. These may be spread by contact with skin, mouth, genitals, or bodily fluids, from vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
08:59 30th July 2018 | General Health Care
A fever temporarily increases your temperature and it is your body’s way of telling you something may be wrong. The body’s normal temperature is between 36.5°C and 37.2°C, and it is usually only cause for concern when the temperature increase reaches 38°C and above.
One’s normal body temperature varies throughout the day by about 0.6°C and is affected by factors such as eating, sleeping, and exercise. The potential increase in body ...
08:52 30th July 2018 | Infertility
Hypogonadism is a condition where sex glands, such as the ovaries or testes, produce little or no sex hormones. Sex hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen, are responsible for developing sexual characteristics and depending on the level of severity of the condition may result in infertility.
08:37 30th July 2018 | Genetic Defects
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which has many different effects on the body. It is due to the loss of specific genes, which is normally caused by the spontaneous loss of paternally inherited genetic material on chromosome 15.
15:20 27th June 2018 | Inherited Genetic Disorders
Huntington’s disease (HD) or Huntington's chorea is a progressive, hereditary neurodegenerative disorder. George Huntington first described the illness in 1872 in New York, but it wasn’t until 1993 that researchers found the root cause of this disease.
15:13 27th June 2018 | Male Fertility
Klinefelter syndrome (XXY) is a random, genetic abnormality, where males are born with an extra X chromosome. As the symptoms are subtle, often males may be completely unaware of having the extra chromosome and lead normal, healthy lives. Complications may only arise when trying to have children.
14:51 27th June 2018 | Hepatitis
World Hepatitis Day takes place annually on 28 July in order to raise awareness and encourage education around the prevention of this potentially life-threatening disease.
15:09 8th June 2018 | Causes of Female Infertility
What are pelvic adhesions? Why are they problematic? Find out how pelvic adhesions form and why they can lead to fertility problems if they are in certain locations.
14:51 8th June 2018 | Cancer
‘Radiation’ refers to waves of energy. In cancer treatment, it is used to shrink tumours and kill cancer cells. The type and dose of radiation as well as the general health of the person who receives treatment influence side effects.
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