A bump on the roof of the mouth can be worrisome, especially if it does not go away quickly. Most causes of a bump on this part of the body are easily treatable, but it may also indicate a more serious underlying condition. In this article, learn what can cause a bump on the roof […]
The ESR test measures the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, which is how quickly red blood cells settle at the bottom of a blood sample. Doctors cannot use the results of the test to diagnose a specific disease because many different health conditions can cause the ESR to be high or low. Doctors call the ESR test […]
Researchers created a database for the daily circadian rhythms of genetic activity. The findings may help physicians time the delivery of drugs in accordance with a person’s body clock, boosting treatment for cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Our body clock can influence how effective drugs are — especially for treating cardiovascular problems. Our circadian rhythm, […]
New research, published in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a “strong case for an association” between azathioprine and the genetic mutations found in a common skin cancer type. A common immunosuppressant drug may bring about squamous cell carcinoma. Every year, squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) will affect over 1 million people in the United States. Approximately […]
Some women find that pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce their psoriasis symptoms, while others experience worse or more frequent flare-ups. Here, learn to treat psoriasis while breastfeeding, without risking the baby’s health. Also, discover why breastfeeding may trigger flare-ups, and get some tips for managing them.
While one main risk gene may make an individual susceptible to autism or another neurodevelopmental disorder, it is the whole collection of associated changes in their DNA that decides whether they develop it and how severe it becomes. Researchers now know the importance of a family’s genetic background in predicting how a person’s ASD will […]
A new study confirms that e-cigarette users absorb ‘significant’ quantities of carcinogenic substances into their lungs through vaping.
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The roof of the mouth consists of a bony plate at the front and a non-bone, soft section at the back. Together, these serve as a barrier between the oral and nasal cavities. From time to time, the roof of the mouth may become swollen. Swelling on the roof of the mouth may be due […]