A latest British research revealed that “stealth disease” or hemochromatosis might be the reason behind a few diseases such as joint diseases and cancers. Earlier, these diseases were supposed to be a part of aging. However, the novel study discovers that hemochromatosis or iron build up within the body is the major reason behind these disease conditions. The research reports are published in the journals BMJ and Journal of Gerontology.
Hemochromatosis is an inherited condition, which is common among European individuals. Earlier, it was supposed to influence just 1% of the population. Genetic mutation is said to be the reason for this disease condition. This recent study is one of the biggest till date in the U.S. and the U.K. It discovers that almost one in ten women and one in five men are influenced with this genetic mutation carrying one or both affected genes.
On a similar note, recently disclosed novel research highlights that easy and non-invasive hearing test in early life might help in predicting autism. The study is named as “Structural and Functional Aberrations of the Auditory Brainstem in Autism Spectrum Disorder.” It is published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
Presently, the autism diagnosis is generally carried out around the age of four with tests that require speech abilities. Autism is said to be a part of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which involves numerous manifestations. This novel study from researchers at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania highlights that there might be hearing issues in these children much earlier than they learn to speak. These issues can be detected with the help of latest tests. The test that the scientists have proposed is named as the acoustic reflex testing or the stapedial reflex testing.