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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

How Is Health-Related Quality of Life for Kids With Postconcussion Symptoms?

Oct. 24, 2016 — Children with persistent postconcussion symptoms reported lower overall, physical, emotional, social and school quality of life for at least 12 weeks after concussion than children whose concussion ... read more

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Oct. 24, 2016 — Visual hallucinations ... everyone has heard of them, and many people have experienced the sensation of "seeing" something that isn't there. But studying the phenomenon of ... read more

'Middle England' Faces Lowest Psychosis Risk

Oct. 24, 2016 — The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighborhoods, an English study ... read more

New Evaluation Model Delivers Improved Care for Patients With Cognitive Disorders

Oct. 24, 2016 — First year data on the effectiveness of a new care model has been published. The work follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, ... read more

ADHD Symptom Persistence Into Adulthood Estimated

Oct. 20, 2016 — Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Although only 10 percent of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) cases are hereditary, a significant number of them are caused by mutations that affect proteins that bind RNA, a type of genetic ... read more

Treatment Approach Used in Cancer Holds Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Oct. 20, 2016 — New Alzheimer's treatment could be delivered as nasal spray, say scientists. Researchers have developed a novel treatment that could block the development of Alzheimer's disease using ... read more

Advances Made in Alzheimer's Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two ... read more

Patients With Insomnia Have Altered Activity in Specific Brain Regions

Oct. 19, 2016 — Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Using a recently developed technology for analyzing DNA, scientists have found dozens of genes and two major biological pathways that are likely involved in the development of the disorder but had ... read more

Abuse of Some Prescription Drugs Can Be a Risk for College Sexual Assaults, Regretted Sex

Oct. 19, 2016 — The abuse of prescription drugs by college students can play a role in negative sexual events such as sexual assault and regretted sex, new research has ... read more

Single Gene Linked to Some Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct. 19, 2016 — Scientists have linked mutations in a single gene to autism in people who have a rare tumor syndrome typically diagnosed in childhood. The findings, in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), ... read more

More Support Needed for Nurses Facing Mistreatment at Work

Oct. 19, 2016 — Nurses need more help dealing with disrespectful behavior from colleagues if patient care is to be maintained, new research ... read more

Folinic Acid Could Help Children With Autism Communicate Better

Oct. 18, 2016 — Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ... read more

A New Player in Appetite Control

Oct. 18, 2016 — Brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior, neuroscientists have discovered. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these ... read more

Hard of Hearing? It's Not Your Ears, It's Your Brain

Oct. 18, 2016 — The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers have determined that something is going on ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — The mouths of migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability to modify nitrates than people who do not get migraine headaches, new research has ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple forms of psychiatric disease by changing the way brain cells communicate, new research has ... read more

Race Influences Teachers' Referrals to Special and Gifted Education, Finds Study

Oct. 18, 2016 — Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student's race, finds ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Scientists are aiming to develop a more effective method for delivering neural stem cells to the brain in an effort to move forward stem cell therapies to treat neurological ... read more

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