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UCLA geneticists find location of major gene in ADHD; targeted region also linked to autism

...use of ADHD and may also be involved in a separate childhood onset disorder, autism. Pinpointing a gene with a major role in ADHD will help researchers and clinicians better understand the biology of this disorder and likely lead to the development of improved diagnosis, treatment and early intervention. We kn...

Mild injury may render brain cells vulnerable to immune system attack

...rom the Duke scientists' earlier studies of a rare childhood brain disease called Rasmussen's encephalitis. "We observed that in this autoimmune disease, even though the immune system is constantly attacking the brain, the progressive loss of neurological function in these children occurred in a stepwise fash...

Support teams required to facilitate participation of young adults with physical disabilities

...eloped specifically to help in the transition from childhood to adulthood disability services, typically including a consultant in rehabilitation medicine, a psychologist, therapists, and a social worker. Around 250 young disabled people (average age 20 years) were interviewed to establish the type of transit...

Neurologist says stroke among neonates and children is severely under-recognized

...mortality data in children. Stroke in infancy and childhood occurs in one per 4000 live births and at least se...ation into the cause and treatment of neonatal and childhood stroke, including: The perception that stroke in neonates and children is exceedingly rare and th...

World Health Report: addressing main risk factors

...n of disease. In the poorest regions of the world, childhood and maternal underweight, unsafe sex, unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene, indoor smoke from solid fuels, and various micronutrient deficiencies (eg. Iron, zinc, and vitamin A deficiency), were major contributors to loss of healthy life. In both de...

Early sexual development, childhood obesity link is opposite for boys and girls, UIC study says

A new analysis of a major study of childhood nutrition shows that early sexually-maturing girls...gy intake as fat tissue." The new study looked at childhood obesity by assessing body stature and early sexual maturation among 1,501 boys and 1,520 girls ages ...

$4.5 million awarded to create community drug abuse prevention trials network

...vention study targets parenting practices in early childhood to reduce later risks of substance abuse. Thomas J. Dishion is the principal investigator. The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Field Trial of Effects of the Coping Power Program. This field trial will examine whether Coping Power, a del...

NIAID releases 20th anniversary edition of Jordan Report on vaccine research

...accines in development and the current recommended childhood immunization schedule. Since 1982, The Jordan Report has been prepared under the direction of distinguished infectious disease researcher William Jordan, M.D. From 1976 to 1987, Dr. Jordan served as director of the Division of Microbiology and Infect...

Risks to survival begin early in life

...et out to test whether socioeconomic conditions in childhood and early adulthood have influenced the survival o...ch 1946 in relation to socioeconomic conditions in childhood and adulthood. Study members whose father's occupation was manual at age 4, who lived in the worst h...

Pain may come with gain in childhood exercise

...n diseases like colds and flus and in more serious childhood diseases like pediatric arthritis. In high concent...y children also appear in children who suffer from childhood chronic diseases such as asthma, obesity or cystic fibrosis, or in children who have had heart surge...

Study suggests that tomboys may be born, not made

...er. The researchers note that "sex differences in childhood gender-role behavior, including toy, playmate and activity preferences, develop as a consequence of numerous influences. For instance, parents, teachers and peers provide more positive reinforcement for sex-congruent play than for play that is not s...

Parents' smoke injures children's blood vessels

...Later vascular disease might be triggered early in childhood by exposure to second-hand smoke." In the Japanese study, researchers recruited 12 non-smoking men, average age 30, with no history of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or diabetes. They tested their levels of 8-epi-PGF2alpha and used ultr...

Do vaccines cause asthma, allergies or other chronic diseases?

...ved hygiene and decreased early exposure to common childhood infections may actually raise a child's risk of de...ated diseases. Vaccines do not prevent most common childhood infections, such as upper and lower respiratory tract infections, that form the basis of the hygiene...

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to manufacture investigative drugs and vaccines

... research that will help us develop more cures for childhood diseases." The facility has a modular design that allows it to adapt quickly to new demands as ongoing research leads St. Jude scientists in productive new directions. Rather than being restricted to a static design, research and development laborato...

Glucowatch Biographer reported to improve diabetes control in children

... is higher than virtually all other severe chronic childhood diseases. It is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States. The complications of uncontrolled diabetes include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and kidney disease. The device is marketed by Sankyo Pharma and manufactured by Cygnus,...

High percentage of N.C. children suffer undiagnosed asthma, new study shows

...ormation about asthma, now the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States. Asthma, which can include wheezing and sometimes frightening shortness of breath, appears to be much more prevalent than previously thought even if many children suffer milder forms than cases seem in doctors' office. E...

School lunch options crowd out fruits and vegetables

...ly warranted if healthy eating is to become normal childhood behavior," the researchers write....

Yale researchers identify two types of childhood reading disability

... activated. "Reading is the most important work of childhood and yet, as many as one in five children struggle ... learn to read, with consequences extending beyond childhood into adult life," said Shaywitz. "The discovery that the neural systems for reading are intact in ou...

Is there a way to derail the children's 'Allergy March'?

...ttendees are expected. Background The impact of childhood allergies can be considerable. More than two milli...ildren develop, so to can the likelihood of common childhood diseases related to atopy. For example, eczema is most likely to occur between birth and three month...

Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003

... vaccine that one day could become part of routine childhood immunization programs. Instead of preventing infections, they hope to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Recent results in mice suggest they may be on the right track. In their quest for a vaccine that may one day routinely protect against heart atta...

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