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2019 Marks UNC's Third Year Participating in Largest Genetic Autism Research Study

1 day ago   |   UNC Healthcare

Gabriel Dichter, PhD, director of research at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, said one of the main goals of the SPARK project is to help determine the...
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Annual exam reveals hyphema secondary to iris neovascularization

1 day ago   |   Healio

A 48-year old white female presented for her annual eye exam through our primary care service. She was severely disabled , which left her confined to a wheelchair and...
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Computer-based memory games may be beneficial for individuals with fragile X syndrome

1 day ago   |   News Medical

In the largest non-pharmacological trial ever in children with fragile X syndrome, UC Davis researchers found that large-scale, in-home cognitive interventions are feasible and...
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Cognitive functioning does not predict weight-loss outcome for adolescents

2 days ago   |   ScienceDaily

Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function...
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Cognitive Functioning Does Not Predict Weight Loss Outcome for Teens: Study

Cognitive Functioning Does Not Predict Weight Loss Outcome for Teens: Study

3 days ago   |   Medindia Health   |   2 articles

Adolescents with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities have similar weight-loss trajectories to their peers after bariatric surgery.
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At Issue: Publication of CABANA results prompts further debate over AF ablation

5 days ago   |   Healio

When the results of the CABANA trial of atrial fibrillation ablation compared with medical therapy were presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions in May...
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Strabismus in children with intellectual disability: part of a broader motor control phenotype?

6 days ago   |   Pediatric Neurology

Intellectual disability results from a heterogeneous group of disorders and affects 1-2% of children. ID frequently occurs in association with other clinical features such as...
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Few Family Caregivers Get Formal Training

6 days ago   |   Medscape

Fewer than one in 10 family caregivers receive training for assisting older adults with disabilities, a U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health Information
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New report examines VA's process for determining TBI in veterans seeking disability compensation

7 days ago   |   News Medical

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should expand the requirement in its disability compensation process regarding who can diagnose traumatic brain injury to include any...
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Study: Healthy Midlife Habits Lead to Successful Senior Health

7 days ago   |   Active Beat   |   2 articles

Your eating habits, exercise routine and alcohol consumption now will have a huge impact on your senior health later in life - according to a new study out of England this...
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Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness post-exercise

Supplementation of omega-3s EPA and DHA had a positive role in reducing muscle stiffness after exercise, according to new data published in the Journal of the International... Read more ...

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of... Read more ...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside

Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns... Read more ...

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories. Read more ...

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Battling Depression During ‘Game of Thrones'

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Battling Depression During ‘Game of Thrones'

Sophie Turner says she cried while getting out of bed on days when her depression hit her hardest Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner is opening up about her mental health... Read more ...

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Researchers at the University of Alberta studied more than 2,400 families to find more than two hours per day looking at screens as a toddler could lead to a seven times higher... Read more ...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus from her donor 

Rima Manomaitis, 29, from Pepperell, Massachusetts, received a double lung transplant in May 2017 to treat her cystic fibrosis, only to learn her donor had a dormant virus that... Read more ...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic'...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic' baked into them

Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies after customers found 'an unexpected solidified ingredient' and experienced choking and even dental injuries. Read more ...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are conscious and aware, horrifying new science study reveals

If you're an organ donor, you might have chosen that status out of a sense of goodwill, thinking that medical personnel don't harvest your organs until after you're dead and... Read more ...

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Only 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, which are sold nationwide, are part of the recall. Read more ...