Tag: "parent" at medical news
UVA researchers make cellular model of Parkinson's disease
...s where a Parkinson's patient has both an affected parent
and sibling. Mitochondrial DNA derived from platelets donated by Parkinson's disease patients was inserted into these human neuroblastoma cells. To Trimmer's surprise, Lewy bodies appeared under the microscope several months later. "The only thi...
Survey shows impact of psoriasis is more than skin deep
...is. Of those, the majority (62%) has at least one parent
who has psoriasis. 81% are worried and 76% feel guilty that they might pass psoriasis on to their children. Social Interactions Most people with psoriasis avoid public interaction, dress to hide their condition and feel like outcasts (64%). Psori...
Carnegie Mellon uses AFM to discover effects of experimental drugs on Alzheimer's plaques
...ein found in cell membranes. Once cleaved from its parent
protein, the A peptide readily aggregates into fibrils that are rich in insoluble stacked structures called beta sheets. These fibrils then congeal into tangled plaques. For the past few years, scientists in the field have been focusing considerable...
Many children with autism may receive complementary or alternative treatments
...rd treatments the clinician has prescribed. If the parent
is using a potentially harmful treatment, the clinician may negotiate a safer replacement practice such as lowering the dose of a vitamin that may have been taken at excessive concentrations. "If parents believe that clinicians do not res...
Antiviral drug, valacyclovir, reduces genital herpes transmission
...ates Foundation to evaluate whether acyclovir, the parent
compound of valacyclovir, can reduce the transmission of HIV by suppressing the HSV-2 virus and reducing its effects on HIV-1 in genital fluids. "If effective, therapy for HSV-2 could offer another way for decreasing the spread of HIV, which could b...
Practice-based intervention improves quality of care for young children
...rials emphasizing prevention and health promotion; parent
groups offering support and learning opportunities; and linkages to community resources through targeted referrals. Of the 5,565 enrolled families, 3,737 (67.2 percent) responded to an interview at 30 to 33 months. Families who participated in the ...
Parents' vaccine concerns on the rise, making accurate information crucial
...e number of physicians reporting that at least one parent
had refused a vaccination for his or her child in ...ild's chart, and 19 percent said they required the parent
to sign a record of their refusal -- a proportion that rose to 27 percent when all vaccines were ref...
Study to examine if new eczema drug may prevent future development of asthma
...th eczema within the past three months, and have a parent
or sibling with eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis or allergic conjunctivitis. Pimecrolimus has been tested for safety and effectiveness in hundreds of babies, and it is currently approved for use in eczema by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fo...
Researchers find additional families with gene linked to gout and kidney failure
...strong family history of gout, with gout both in a parent
and child," he said. "We would like these individuals to call us at 336-716-4513."...
International, nontraditional adoptions pose challenges to families
... it was 25 years ago; the probability that a birth parent
will try to track down and retake their child is not as great; families of mixed ethnicity are more common and widely accepted than in days past; and finally, the idea that they can truly make a difference in the life of a child from an underprivileg...
Nicotine metabolite shows promise for improving memory, protecting brain cells
...rt-acting nicotine but appears much safer than its parent
alkaloid, which is highly addictive and causes blood vessel constriction, nausea and stomach cramps. Cotinine's biggest use has been as a marker for tobacco use by measuring urine levels; its therapeutic potential in curbing smoking also has been exp...
Book explores how children use imagination to battle chronic illness
...is the dreaded holiday above all others," said one parent
describing the dilemma in the book. "I could buy sugarless candy for Easter, and at Christmas the kids get toys, not candy. But at Halloween, he wants to go trick-or-treating." One reason Clark wrote the book was to remind adults including parents ...
Among elderly, depression more prevalent in Hispanics and blacks
...or divorced, living alone and providing care for a parent
each significantly increased the odds of depression. The strong association of caregiving with major depression is comparable to the well-known risk of depression resulting from the loss of a spouse through death or divorce, Dunlop said. "This fi...
Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic syndrome linked to inherited birth disorder
...g this syndrome is 50 percent for a child with one parent
affected by it and it's highly likely that it runs in families. "This means it could make it a significant health concern," says Syed Jalal, Ph.D., a medical geneticist and professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the study's chief author...
Childhood obesity and behavior problems linked
... eye toward both. When a school counselor alerts a parent
to a child's learning or attention problem, for example, or a physician notes an unhealthy weight gain, they need to help parents get a thorough evaluation of a child's overall mental and physical health. And, Lumeng observes, the health insurance an...
Students of mixed races report suffering more health problems
...ose two peer groups and were more likely to have a parent
who attended college than white-only adolescents. "Quite a few studies attest in some way to the emotional, health and behavioral risk problems of multiracial adolescents," he said. "The most common explanation for the high-risk status is the struggl...
Attitudinal barriers to school breakfast programs identified
... programs. However, school administrators did see parent
support as crucial. "Parents need to know that ...or student interest, and attitudes about school vs parent
responsibilities as barriers. Foodservice directors identified lack of support from key individua...
New study of obesity, genes and socio-economic status uses individual growth curves
...e father's education because the education of that parent
did not change much over the years of the study. ...nd waist measurements. When there was at least one parent
with high blood pressure (greater than 140/90) or one parent
taking medication for high blood pressu...
Dating, delinquent friends key reasons why early puberty linked to delinquency in girls
...uency. "Perhaps it takes more antagonism between a parent
and child to push girls into serious delinquency, while their involvement in minor delinquency reflects more of a pull from their friends," she said.Haynie said the results show how biological and sociological factors in adolescents interact to put s...
A new survey reveals how parents really handle the toughest challenges of raising kids today
...e and other daily parenting issues. In addition to parent
responses, Dr. Richard Gallagher, Director of the ...he best answers to the survey questions. "Being a parent
is one of the hardest jobs, and learning the best ways to deal with difficult situations with sensit...
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