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Of Strokes, Migraines, Dementia: A Story of CADASIL

CADASIL for migraine

Pooja Ramchandran, Director of Genetic Counseling at Mapmygenome, writes about the benefits of CADASIL testing for individuals and their families. CADASIL stands for Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy, and its clinical symptoms include a history of migraine with aura, recurrent stroke in mid-adulthood, mood disturbances, problems with walking, cognitive decline and dementia. Continue Reading

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March’s Wish: Get Nutri-licious!

Be nutrition wise

While following any kind of diet/rules, it is important to take small steps towards change. A drastic lunge could derail your efforts in the longer run! You are human, so are your needs and cravings. Experts in the field of Nutrigenetics anticipated this need much earlier and hence started working on a branch of science that slowly personalized nutrition to one’s distinctive DNA.
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Hereditary Split-hand and Split-foot in a family

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Expert Genetic Counselor Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla discusses the hereditary risk for congenital malformation in families with hereditary Split Hand and Foot. Confirming a genetic cause is crucial not only for appropriate clinical management and surveillance, but also to enable families to make informed reproductive choices by dispelling myths and addressing fears. Continue Reading