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High air pollution exposure in one-year-olds linked to structural brain changes at age 12

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.

Surgery

Prenatal surgery yields lasting benefits for myelomeningocele

(HealthDay)—For myelomeningocele, prenatal surgery does not improve adaptive behavior but is associated with improved mobility and independent functioning in school-aged children, according to a study published online Jan. ...

Medical research

What everyone should know about cleft lip

After discussing actor Joaquin Phoenix's appearance on her talk show earlier this month, Wendy Williams received near universal condemnation for mocking those affected with cleft lip—a common birth defect in which the upper ...

Pediatrics

Improved safety for mother and child

Preeclampsia is a particularly dreaded pregnancy complication that threatens the lives of mother and child. A correct diagnosis, however, is currently time-consuming and, in many cases, inaccurate. The Empa spin-off "MOMM ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cyberbullying linked to increased depression and PTSD

Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the Journal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New tool assesses risk of depression in adolescence

A study involving researchers from King's College London, has developed a predictive tool that can recognise adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in young adulthood.