Pediatrics

Pharmacologic Tx should be used sparingly for reflux in preemies

(HealthDay)—Conservative measures to control reflux have limited effect on signs of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in preterm infants, and pharmacologic treatments should be used sparingly, according to a clinical report ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Scientists find possible autism biomarker in cerebrospinal fluid

Autism diagnosis is slow and cumbersome, but new findings linking a hormone called vasopressin to social behavior in monkeys and autism in people may change that. Low vasopressin in cerebrospinal fluid was related to less ...

Neuroscience

Neuroscientists identify source of early brain activity

Some expectant parents play classical music for their unborn babies, hoping to boost their children's cognitive capacity later in life. While some research supported a link between prenatal sound exposure and improved brain ...

Cancer

Stop marginalising men with breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and the leading cancer in women worldwide. Approximately 150 cases are diagnosed in the UK every day – that's one every 10 minutes. Breast cancer does not discriminate. ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Early Parkinson's patients waiting too long to seek medical evaluation

The time between diagnosis and the institution of symptomatic treatment is critical in the effort to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease (PD). A paper published in Nature Partner Journal: Parkinson's Disease notes too many ...

Autism spectrum disorders

GPs urgently need training on autism

Most of us get slightly anxious about going to the GP. What if it turns out that nothing's wrong? Or perhaps there's something seriously wrong? Despite these minor concerns, most of us are happy to book an appointment, turn ...

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