Psychology & Psychiatry

A shorter IQ test for children with special needs

For decades, neuropsychologists have used the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children test as the gold-standard intelligence quotient (IQ) test to determine the intellectual abilities of children with special needs. However, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Those with IDD more likely to die from COVID-19, study shows

A new study published recently in ScienceDirect by researchers from Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University shows that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely to die from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Symptoms that require emergency care

Growing concerns over COVID-19 have health care organizations worldwide making vast changes—from postponing procedures to visitation restrictions. Consumers are being asked to limit emergency room visits. But every day, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

NICU babies have greater risk of mental health issues

Children who spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at birth have a higher risk of mental health issues later, regardless of their birth weight, say McMaster University researchers.

Cardiology

Burnout linked with irregular heartbeat

Feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralised, and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. That's the conclusion of a large study published today ...

Health

Physicians call for an end to conversion therapy

Conversion therapy is a broad term used to describe practices and actions aimed at changing people's sexual orientation or gender identity—to turn anyone who doesn't identify as "straight" into a "straight" person. Historically, ...

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