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‘That day, I vowed to try to change things’ – Trinity professor says encounter with distressed mother and son drives her work

Professor Mary McCarron is author of over 100 publications on ageing. Photo: Gerry Mooney ‘That day, I vowed to try to change things’ – Trinity professor says encounter with distressed mother and son drives her work Independent.ie It was when she first trained as an intellectual disability (ID) nurse at Stewarts Hospital and later worked… Read More »

DHEA: Watching the ‘Mother Hormone’ in Action

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone made from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. It is called the “mother hormone”because it acts as a precursor to other hormones in the body such as estrogen, progesterone, cortisone, androgen and testosterone, to name a few. The fetus manufactures DHEA, which stimulates the placenta to form estrogen, thus keeping a pregnancy going. Production of DHEA stops… Read More »

Mother was accused of BURNING her sons after a rare condition left them with ‘butterfly skin’ 

Mother, 38, reveals police accused her of BURNING her sons after a rare condition left them with ‘butterfly skin’ Melissa Jaquez has two sons with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa Left the boys with excruciating, blistering skin that meant they could not walk People became suspicious and reported her when they were too ill for school  By Alexandra… Read More »

Gestational Diabetes in the Mother Increases Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Risks for the Whole Family

Kaberi Dasgupta, McGill University You probably know someone with diabetes, as it is an increasingly common disease. In 2017, more than 425 million adults were living with diabetes, and more than 1,106,500 children were living with Type 1 diabetes, globally. There are three common types of diabetes. In Type 1, the body’s immune system attacks… Read More »

I gave away half my liver in exchange for a new kidney for my mother

Liver recipient Connie Saragoza de Salinas, donor Aliana Deveza, surgeons Nancy Ascher and John Roberts, donor Annie Simmons and kidney recipient Erosalyn DevezaJessica Bernstein-Wax/UCSF Health By Clare Wilson “It was heart-breaking for me to see what my mom was going through – dialysis was getting to be really painful for her,” says Aliana Deveza, in… Read More »