Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu is serious for pregnant women and others at high risk

Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu—including death—and should be tested and begin antiviral treatment promptly if they are sick enough to be hospitalized ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How adults with dyspraxia navigate daily life

People with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) – also known as dyspraxia – have a "hidden disability". This neurodevelopmental condition has recently been portrayed by Tosin Cole as Ryan, a time-travelling companion ...

Genetics

Study links gene mutation to neurodevelopmental disorders

A new model created by UCLA scientists reveals how the alteration of a specific gene increases the risk for neurodevelopmental problems in mice. When the researchers mutated the gene, it produced symptoms at specific ages ...

Genetics

Rare genetic disorders more complex than thought

Researchers have found that the genetic causes of rare neurodevelopmental disorders vary more than previously thought. The study from Wellcome Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators discovered that serious rare ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut, research reveals

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother's microbiome—the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us—during pregnancy, new research from the University of Virginia School ...

Genetics

The hidden complexity underlying a common cause of autism

Genes located in a large chromosomal aberration associated with autism interact with each other to modulate the variable symptoms of the disease, according to new research. A collaborative team led by Penn State researchers ...

Health

Transgenderism no longer a mental illness: WHO

Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new UN categorisation.

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