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East African newborns nearly five times more likely to have neural tube defects

1 hour ago   |   News Medical

Newborns, whose brains, spines or spinal cords do not properly develop in utero, can be born with neural tube defects , increasing their risk of physical disabilities...
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Invisible disabilities: How an autism diagnosis changed my life

19 hours ago   |   BBC

Barrington Campbell received an autism diagnosis at 30 - now he's helping others by providing a space for gaming.
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Duke researchers identify role for key gene in developmental disability syndrome

1 day ago   |   News Medical

A single gene that was previously found to be the driving force in a rare syndrome linked to epilepsy, autism and developmental disability has been identified as a linchpin in...
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Invisible disability: Living with inflammatory bowel disease

1 day ago   |   BBC

Inflammatory bowel disease sufferers say the lack of toilets is the worst thing about living in London.
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Abnormal genetic testing in males with concomitant neurodevelopmental disabilities and genital malformation

1 day ago   |   Pediatric Neurology

Neurodevelopmental disorders affect 1:6 children in the United States and are often linked to genetic disorders. Congenital malformations increase the diagnostic yield of...
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Role identified for key gene in developmental disability syndrome

2 days ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

A single gene that was previously found to be the driving force in a rare syndrome linked to epilepsy, autism and developmental disability has been identified as a linchpin in...
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Key Gene Involved in Developmental Disability Syndrome Discovered

Key Gene Involved in Developmental Disability Syndrome Discovered

2 days ago   |   Medindia Health   |   2 articles

A single gene that drives force in a rare syndrome linked to epilepsy has been discovered as a linchpin in forming healthy neurons.
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Smart Robotic Arms can Help Partially Paralyzed Man Feed Himself

Smart Robotic Arms can Help Partially Paralyzed Man Feed Himself

2 days ago   |   Medindia Health   |   2 articles

Helping people with disabilities: New robotic arms with brain-machine interface can help partially paralyzed man to feed himself.
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Rapid Inhibition Accuracy and Leg Strength Are Required for Community-Dwelling Older People to Recover Balance From Induced Trips and Slips: An Experimental Prospective Study

Rapid Inhibition Accuracy and Leg Strength Are Required for Community-Dwelling Older People to Recover Balance From Induced Trips and Slips: An Experimental Prospective Study

2 days ago   |   LWW   |   3 articles

Background and Purpose: Falls can result in bone fractures and disability, presenting a serious threat to quality of life and independence in older adults. The majority of...
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The Vaccine Rollout Is Directly Related to Disability

The Vaccine Rollout Is Directly Related to Disability

2 days ago   |   Mercola

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis runs FRED, a database of economic data that have been tracked since 1991. 1 One of its categories is the U.S. population, aged 16 years...
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High Rate of Undiagnosed Major Risk Factors in Ischemic Stroke

Almost two thirds of patients with acute ischemic stroke have at least one undiagnosed major risk factor, new research shows. Medscape Medical News Read more ...

Abortion Opponents Don't Want Patients Crossing State Lines

"Just because you jump across a state line doesn't mean your home state doesn't have jurisdiction." WebMD Health News Read more ...

Fauci Says He Had Paxlovid Rebound, Worse Symptoms

The symptoms that he had after he completed the treatment were more severe than those he had at first from the coronavirus. WebMD Health News Read more ...

Fireworks-Related Injuries Up 25% Over Last 15 Years: CPSC

The commission said in the report released on Wednesday that fireworks-related injuries have seen a 'significant upward trend' over the past 15 years, increasing by 25% since... Read more ...

Medication Use and Diagnostic Updates in Geriatric Care

An expert provides perspective on the most discussed topics at the 2022 American Geriatrics Society annual scientific meeting. Medscape Internal Medicine Read more ...

Prevalence of asthma elevated in competitive cross-country skiers

Prevalence of asthma elevated in competitive cross-country skiers

The prevalence of non-allergic asthma was elevated among successful competitive cross-country skiers compared with the general population due to their intensive training... Read more ...

Train strike to continue today

The Sydney train strike will continue today despite a backflip by the NSW government. Read more ...

Sleeve gastrectomy linked to changes in sex steroids, bone markers in...

Sleeve gastrectomy linked to changes in sex steroids, bone markers in adolescents

Reductions in bone mineral density in adolescents with obesity who undergo sleeve gastrectomy are associated with changes in sex hormones, sclerostin and enteric peptides... Read more ...

Brain MRI surveillance needed for TKI-treated ALK or ROS1-positive NSCLC

Brain MRI surveillance needed for TKI-treated ALK or ROS1-positive NSCLC

CHICAGO - Retrospective data showed how common central nervous system metastases are among patients with non-small cell lung cancer and ALK or ROS1 alterations who have been... Read more ...

Canada official warns of possible COVID resurgence ahead

Canada's chief public health officer is warning of a possible COVID-19 resurgence in the fall and winter Read more ...