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Seven common men’s health problems – and how you can treat them yourself at home

Studies have shown that men are more likely to get worse symptoms from coronavirus, and are more likely to die. Why? It could be that more men smoke than women, and the virus affects the lungs. But other research suggests that it may be the simple fact that men – particularly older men – are… Read More »

Genetics Home Reference: nonketotic hyperglycinemia

Aliefendioğlu D, Tana Aslan Ay, Coşkun T, Dursun A, Cakmak FN, Kesimer M. Transient nonketotic hyperglycinemia: two case reports and literature review. Pediatr Neurol. 2003 Feb;28(2):151-5. Review. Applegarth DA, Toone JR. Glycine encephalopathy (nonketotic hyperglycinaemia) : review and update. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2004;27(3):417-22. Review. Applegarth DA, Toone JR. Glycine encephalopathy (nonketotic hyperglycinemia): comments and… Read More »

Genetics Home Reference: X-linked infantile spinal muscular atrophy

X-linked infantile spinal muscular atrophy is a condition that affects only boys and is characterized by severe muscle weakness and absent reflexes (areflexia). Affected children often have multiple joint deformities (contractures) from birth that cause joint stiffness (arthrogryposis) and impair movement. In severe cases, affected infants are born with broken bones. The muscle weakness worsens… Read More »

Genetics Home Reference: systemic mastocytosis

Systemic mastocytosis is a blood disorder that can affect many different body systems. Individuals with the condition can develop signs and symptoms at any age, but it usually appears after adolescence. Signs and symptoms of systemic mastocytosis often include extreme tiredness (fatigue), skin redness and warmth (flushing), nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, the backflow of… Read More »