Study highlighting the link between E-cigarettes and cancer and heart disease

Whilst E-Cigarettes can be argued to a viable tool in combating addiction to cigarettes, the topic of the danger posed by E-cigarettes is often disputed. This article, published in Medical News Today, reflects the health risks associated with the use of e-cigarettes, devices viewed as harmless by some. The investigation, conducted at the New York School of Medicine, found mice exposed to electronic cigarette vapour experienced damage to cells within the lungs, bladder and heart. Despite these finding, another academic at Queen Mary University, disputes the study’s controversial findings. Despite the polarity of the study’s findings, the article proves for interesting reading.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320778.php

 

Link between parental type 1 diabetes and child ADHD risk

Whilst the research into this aspect of diabetes is new, and the findings somewhat unexplained, I felt this article presented a fascinating and troubling trend into a topic I am passionate about. The article outlines the findings of Swedish researchers at Lund University in Sweden that ADHD risk within a test group of 15,600 children was heightened by 29 percent if one parent suffered from type 1 diabetes. I encourage you to read this intriguing article.

https://diabetes.co.uk/news/2018/feb/parental-type-1-diabetes-linked-to-greater-child-adhd-risk-92947425.html

Mercy Ships Information

I thought in this post I would reflect upon a charity I recently discovered and thought I might raise awareness for. The charity, named Mercy Ships, is a hospital boat comprised of various clinicians and crew members travelling around the world in an altruistic setting, to provide medical care for the world’s poorest people. More information can be found via the link below

https://www.mercyships.org.uk/the-work/