3 Genetic Health Conditions That Can Be Detected Pre-Pregnancy

If you are thinking about becoming pregnant, you may wish to consider undergoing genetic carrier screening. This is a simple procedure that can provide valuable insight into you and your partner's health and give you a solid understanding of how your baby could be affected if you are a carrier of any genetic diseases. If you or your partner are a carrier, you have a gene that's involved in the development of one or more genetic illnesses, but you do not have the illness yourself.

A Brief Guide To Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a bowel disease that affects many people, and has a huge impact on their lives – but many people know little about it. This brief guide explains the condition in more detail, from the symptoms to the potential treatments. What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is characterised by the inflammation of any part of the digestive system or gut. As Crohn's & Colitis UK explains, the part usually affected is the colon or the last part of the small intestine.

Tips to help you prepare properly for a GP's appointment

Many patients claim that going to the GP is a very stressful experience. This comes from the fact that the appointment time is very brief, in most cases it is ten minutes or less and also that you are allowed to discuss one problem at a time. Many patients, therefore, find themselves trying to give their medical history, current symptoms and a lot of other information within the short time frame the appointment should take.

A Few Signs That You May Need to See Your Doctor

Everyone should see their doctor on a regular basis, no matter their overall health, for a general check-up and needed healthcare reminders. Of course you also want to see your doctor when you're experiencing chronic pain or have other such obvious concerns, but there are some health-related symptoms that should be checked by a doctor as soon as possible, but which are easy to overlook and ignore. Note a few of those symptoms here so you know to make an appointment when needed, rather than ignoring these problems.

Apps That Can Benefit Your Autistic Child At School

For children with autism, conveying thoughts and feelings to others can be a daily struggle. In turn, comprehending the emotions of others can be very challenging and this can be particularly frustrating to overcome in a school environment. Fortunately, technology has begun to lend a helping hand in recent years in the form of mobile apps which aim to develop child communication skills through visual stimuli and word games. Armed with the following apps, your child will be able to communicate with confidence in the classroom and with their fellow peers.