WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A combination of genetic testing and health screenings could identify more than 1 million U.S. adults with an inherited risk for a cholesterol disorder that increases their risk for premature heart attack and death, according to a new study. About 1 in 250Continue Reading

MONDAY, May 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many people who get a diagnosis for one mental illness may find they have additional psychiatric conditions, and new genetic research offers an explanation why. A number of mental illnesses share genetic similarities, researchers found. This discovery helps explain why multiple conditions areContinue Reading

SATURDAY, April 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If a mother reaches for cakes, chocolates or other snacks when she’s feeling down, her children could become emotional eaters as well. Kids’ chances of becoming emotional eaters are shaped by both their natural eating tendencies and their parent’s influence, according to aContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For the past couple of centuries, humans have been breeding dogs to meet specific physical characteristics — to make Golden Retrievers fluffy, to make Rottweilers muscular, or to make Chihuahuas tiny. Dog enthusiasts have thought they also were passing along specific behavioral traitsContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Genetic mutations build up faster in the brain cells of Alzheimer’s disease patients than in other people, new research reveals. The discovery could point the way to new Alzheimer’s treatments. DNA errors called somatic mutations can occur in brain cells as people age.Continue Reading

FRIDAY, April 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients’ blood type may play a role in their risk for dangerous blood clots, researchers say. Cancer and its treatments increase the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). That includes deep-vein thrombosis (DVT, a blood clot that typically forms in the deep veinsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who identified 120 genes linked to schizophrenia say their findings are the strongest ever demonstrating the genetic basis of the psychiatric disorder and could lead to new treatments. “Previous research has shown associations between schizophrenia and many anonymous DNA sequences, but rarelyContinue Reading