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August 1, 2015

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August 1, 2015

July 31, 2015 — A social skills program for high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder significantly improved the participants' ability to engage with their peers, a new study has ... read more

Links Between Individual Characteristics, Disability Employment Gap Found

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have explored the characteristics of people with disabilities who have achieved success in the workplace. The employment gap was found to be smaller among women, married people, ... read more

Parents' Health Literacy Affects Child Weight-Loss Tactics, Study Finds

July 28, 2015 — Parents who are less health literate may choose weight-loss strategies for their children that are unhealthy or not recommended. Governmental weight-control info may not be reaching families who need ... read more

Pharmacy Expenditures for Children With Serious Chronic Illness

July 28, 2015 — In an analysis of expenditures for outpatient pharmacy products used by publicly insured children with serious chronic illness in California, treating hemophilia accounted for about 40 percent of ... read more

Report Examines Medicare, Medicaid Programs at 50 Years and Challenges Ahead

July 28, 2015 — Although Medicare and Medicaid are playing a role in health care payment and delivery reform innovation, it will be difficult to enact large-scale program changes because of the conflicting ... read more

July 28, 2015 — A team of sled dogs racing through the snowy forests of northern Canada conjures up the timeless spirit of exploration. But the intrepid youths on the sleds may not be exactly what you’re picturing ... read more

Experimental Drug Treatment for Rett Syndrome Suggests Disorder Is Reversible, Mouse Study Shows

July 27, 2015 — A strikingly new approach for treating Rett syndrome has been developed by scientists, a devastating autism spectrum disorder. In their report, the researchers demonstrate that treatment with ... read more

Blood Markers Identify Women at Risk for Postpartum Depression

July 27, 2015 — The hormone oxytocin, sometimes called 'the love hormone,' may be a factor in postpartum depression, when a mother has a lower than normal level. A blood marker now may help identify the ... read more

July 27, 2015 — For children with a common middle-ear problem, a simple procedure with a nasal balloon can reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics, according to a ... read more

Insight on Causes of Child Obesity, Tactics to End It

July 27, 2015 — Encouraging more social interaction for children rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are two of the ways to decrease child obesity rates, according ... read more

DeepBind Predicts Where Proteins Bind, Uncovering Disease-Causing Mutations

July 27, 2015 — A new tool called DeepBind uses deep learning to analyze how proteins bind to DNA and RNA, allowing it to detect mutations that could disrupt cellular processes and cause ... read more

Many New Mothers Report No Physician Advice on Infant Sleep Position, Breastfeeding

July 27, 2015 — Many new mothers do not receive potentially life saving advice from physicians on aspects of infant care such as sleep position, breastfeeding, immunization and pacifier use, according to a new ... read more

Many Young Cancer Patients May Have Limited Awareness of Fertility Preservation Options

July 27, 2015 — A new study points to the need for increased awareness of fertility preservation options for young patients with ... read more

Waitlist Times for Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients Cut by Hospital

July 26, 2015 — Long waitlist times often lead to a higher risk of death for children awaiting heart transplantation. However, a team has cut wait times by revising their waitlist protocols for donor heart size and ... read more

Predicting Whether Children With DiGeorge Syndrome Will Develop Autism or Psychosis

July 27, 2015 — New findings are the first to suggest a potential way to predict whether children with DiGeorge syndrome will develop one of two mental impairments. The researchers report having isolated specific ... read more

Spines of Boys, Girls Differ at Birth

July 24, 2015 — Looking at measurements of the vertebrae -- the series of small bones that make up the spinal column -- in newborn children, investigators found that differences between the sexes are present at ... read more

Premature Birth Linked to Withdrawn Personality

July 24, 2015 — Adults born very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn and display signs of autism, research shows. The results showed that the adults born very preterm scored highly for displaying a ... read more

Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders Not as Important as Outcomes

July 24, 2015 — Nailing the diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder may not be important in prescribing effective treatment, according a clinical researcher. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that nearly ... read more

Attention-Control Video Game Curbs Combat Vets' PTSD Symptoms

July 24, 2015 — A computerized attention-control training program significantly reduced combat veterans' preoccupation with - or avoidance of -- threat and attendant PTSD symptoms. By contrast, another type of ... read more

Promising Treatment for Devastating Genetic Disorder Found

July 23, 2015 — A multi-institutional team of researchers has identified an apparently successful treatment for a genetic immune disorder that causes a multitude of health problems -- ranging from infections, ... read more

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