Recent Articles from Dr. Fredda

  • Genetic Immunodeficiency In Children

    Prof. Adrian Liston and prof. Isabelle Meyts, along with a team of scientists, were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. Patients with this mutation are extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. The analysis of the genetic defect allows clinicians […] Read More

  • What Is Pheochromocytoma?

    Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually grows in the middle of your lower back in your adrenal glands.  This is most commonly found in adults ages 30 to 50, but those of all ages can have it. About 10% of all cases are made up of children.  Few of these tumors spread to other […] Read More

  • New Year, New Excuses? No — It’s Time to Fulfill Your Goals This Year

    February is just around the corner — say it isn’t so! Millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year. However, did you know only 8 percent of men and women actually accomplish them? For those of us who took part in this annual tradition, realizing we didn’t […] Read More

  • Social Media

    Can social media leave you socially isolated?  Randy Dotinga from HealthDay Reporter addressed this issue in a recent article.   When young people spend a lot of time on social media, mainly websites designed to bring people together, it seems to isolate them, according to new research. They also found that the heaviest users of social […] Read More

  • Meals Trigger Inflammation

    We are not only taking in nutrients when we eat we are also consuming a significant quantity of bacteria. That’s certainly not fun to think about! In order to fight these bacteria, our body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. An inflammatory response is triggered that activates […] Read More

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