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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Study Examines Concussion-Like Symptom Reporting in Uninjured Athletes

Oct. 12, 2015 — Uninjured athletes reported concussion-like symptoms in a new study that suggests symptom reporting in the absence of recent concussion is related to male or female sex and preexisting conditions, ... read more

Researchers Gauge Heritability of Childhood-Onset Autoimmune Diseases

Oct. 9, 2015 — Scientists have calculated more precise measurements of heritability -- the influence of underlying genes -- in nine autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood. The research may strengthen ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Epinephrine autoinjectors can be life-saving for patients experiencing anaphylaxis -- a life-threatening emergency -- but according to a new case series, the most commonly used autoinjector appears ... read more

First-Born in Family More Likely to Be Nearsighted; Priority of Education May Be Factor

Oct. 8, 2015 — First-born individuals in a sample of adults in the United Kingdom were more likely to be nearsighted than later-born individuals in a family, and the association was larger before adjusting for ... read more

Treatment for Rare Bleeding Disorder Is Effective, Research Shows

Oct. 8, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have shown that the relative safety and effectiveness of treatment, eltrombopag, in children with persistent or chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), as part of an ... read more

Living in Fear: Mental Disorders as Risk Factors for Chronic Pain in Teenagers

Oct. 8, 2015 — One in four young people have experienced chronic pain and a mental disorder. According to a new report, the onset of pain is often preceded by mental disorders: an above-average rate of incidence of ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — 5 billion are expected to be myopic (short-sighted) by 2050, scientists say, adding that nearly 1 billion high myopes are at risk of blindness by 2050. Parents are urged to have their children's ... read more

New Test Predicts Teens' Future Risk of Heart Disease

Oct. 6, 2015 — A new test can predict teenagers' future risk of heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women. By identifying those at risk early, the test enables doctors to encourage the healthy ... read more

Heavy Internet Use May Put Teens at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Oct. 6, 2015 — Teens who spend hours on the Internet may be at risk for high blood pressure, say researchers. Their study found that teens who spent at least 14 hours a week on the Internet had elevated blood ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Rats exposed to frequent physical, social, and predatory stress during adolescence solved problems and foraged more efficiently under high-threat conditions in adulthood compared with rats that ... read more

Battling Obesity in the Classroom With Exercise

Oct. 5, 2015 — There's another burst of seat-bouncing, giggling and shouting in a simulated classroom. Through a new study, researchers hope to find ways to redesign classrooms and develop a curriculum to add ... read more

Adult Rashes With Fever Call for Emergency Treatment, Can Signal Life-Threatening Illness

Oct. 5, 2015 — Adults with skin rashes accompanied by a fever of 100.5 or higher warrant a trip to the emergency room because the combination of symptoms can be associated with several life-threatening conditions. ... read more

Training by Repetition Actually Prevents Learning for Those With Autism

Oct. 5, 2015 — Training individuals with those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to acquire new information by repeating the information actually harms their ability to apply that learned knowledge to other ... read more

Hospital Care Patterns Vary Greatly for Children With Complex Medical Issues

Oct. 5, 2015 — A new study examines nearly the entire population of children with medical complexity in three states -- Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. They found significant differences across the hospitals ... read more

Sharing of Genetic Data Empowers Discovery of New Disorders in Children

Oct. 5, 2015 — Four new genetic disorders have been identified by the team behind the Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) Study, one of the world's largest nationwide rare disease genome-wide sequencing ... read more

Ethnic, Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities in Retinoblastoma in Children

Oct. 5, 2015 — Ethnic, racial and socioeconomic disparities appear to exist among children with retinoblastoma, a once uniformly fatal but now treatable eye cancer, and those disparities are associated with greater ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — The most common lab animals, rats and mice, can't tell scientists much about speech disorders. However, a new study shows how songbirds, specifically zebra finches, may be able to aid research ... read more

Type 1 Diabetes Prevention: Insulin Vaccine Undergoes Second Trial

Oct. 5, 2015 — A vaccination against type 1 diabetes may soon be available to young children: the Pre-POINTearly vaccination study will involve children between the ages of six months and two years from across ... read more

Stimulant Medication Safe, Effective for Children With ADHD and Congenital Heart Disease

Oct. 5, 2015 — Children with congenital heart disease and ADHD can take stimulant medications without fear of significant cardiovascular side effects, a new study ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their ... read more

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