Psychology & Psychiatry

Families shape learning difficulties research

Young people with learning difficulties and their families have helped to identify key areas of research that could improve their lives.

Autism spectrum disorders

Brain scans yield more clues to autism

(HealthDay)—Children with autism show abnormalities in a deep brain circuit that typically makes socializing enjoyable, a new study finds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Small babies and asthma in later life

Airway size in rats with a low birth weight is more varied than those born at a normal weight—which Western Australian scientists think may play a role in the development of asthma.

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