Children from homes that faced food insecurity started kindergarten less prepared than children from homes with sufficient food. This study by a research team from the University of Virginia and the Georgetown University brings to the fore the role of good quality and sufficient food in a child''s ability to cope at school.
A simple blood test may help doctors to detect and monitor a patient''s cancer, thereby eliminating the need for more invasive procedures, finds a research study from Purdue University. The research team with W.Andy Tao, a professor of biochemistry and member of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, identified a series of proteins in the blood plasma. When these proteins are elevated, they may signify that the patient has cancer.
A recent published study indicates that it is only necessary to treat a pregnant women with the thyroxine hormone tablets if their TSH concentrations is between 4.1-10 mIU/L and that too during the first three months of the pregnancy. There is a requirement for a more scientific study on the subject and also the need to revise the current guidelines on thyroid hormone treatment in pregnant women with subclinical hypothyroidism.