Risks of Metal Exposure on Children Video

Learn about the risks of early childhood exposure to lead that may cause permanent brain damage, and may even lead to criminal behavior. Also learn about the effective medicine for Gout in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicine in 60. From Washington - Early childhood exposure to lead may cause permanent brain damage, and may even lead to criminal behavior. By analyzing the blood lead concentrations of pregnant women, as well as those of 250 children, researchers found that arrest rates increased as lead concentrations went up. An additional 5 micrograms per deciliter increased the rate of arrest for violent offenses by over 25%. From the Netherlands - The corticosteroid drug prednisolone is just as effective at treating gout as the conventional treatment naproxen. In a randomized clinical trial of 120 patients with gout, those that received prednisolone reported a nearly equal reduction in pain as those who received naproxen. Adverse effects were also found to be similar in the two groups, and were resolved within three weeks. Finally from Paris - According to research published in the Lancet, patients with pancreatic cancer that are given axitinib in addition to standard treatment have an increased likelihood of survival than those who received standard treatment alone. In a study of 103 patients with pancreatic cancer, those that received axitinib had a 29% decreased risk of death. Pancreatic cancer causes 227,000 deaths worldwide each year. For Insidermedicine in 60, I am Dr. Susan Sharma.

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