Archive for December, 2013

Maternal Infections Linked to Increased Risk of Autism in Kids

December 29th, 2013
Maternal Infections Linked to Increased Risk of Autism in KidsHospital-diagnosed maternal bacterial infections during pregnancy have been linked with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, according to a new study. "Though infections in ...

Adding CBT to Kids’ Migraine Treatment Helps Relieve Symptoms

December 29th, 2013
Adding CBT to Kids' Migraine Treatment Helps Relieve SymptomsAdding cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to the treatment of migraines in children and adolescents resulted in greater reductions in headache frequency and migraine-related disability compared with headache ...

Multiple Concussions May Be Linked to Alzheimer’s

December 28th, 2013
Multiple Concussions May Be Linked to Alzheimer's A new study of normal men and women suggests that a history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup ...

Preschoolers Learn Little From Educational TV Unless Parents Watch Too

December 28th, 2013
Preschoolers Learn Little From Educational TV Unless Parents Watch Too  A new study finds that preschoolers learn very little from their favorite educational TV shows unless their parents watch as well and engage their ...

Stress Reaction Gene Tied to Heart Attacks

December 28th, 2013
Stress Reaction Gene Tied to Heart AttacksA genetic variant known to make some people hypersensitive to stress is also linked to a 38 percent increased risk of heart attack or death in patients with ...

Toddler Bedtime Should Coincide With Melatonin Increase

December 28th, 2013
Toddler Bedtime Should Coincide With Melatonin IncreasePutting toddlers to bed at a specified time may put them out of sync with their internal body clocks, making it difficult for them to fall asleep, according to ...

High-Risk Genes for Schizophrenia, Autism Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction

December 28th, 2013
High-Risk Genes for Schizophrenia, Autism Linked to Cognitive DysfunctionIndividuals who carry high-risk genes for schizophrenia and autism, but who do not have these disorders, show subtle brain changes and impairments in cognitive function. This ...

Doctors: Emphasizing Compassion & Empathy in Bedside Manner

December 27th, 2013
Doctors: Emphasizing Compassion & Empathy in Bedside MannerIn a new study, researchers believe they are the first to systematically pinpoint and catalog compassionate words and actions in doctor-patient conversations. For example, “Good to see you. I’m sorry. ...

Technology to Test for Concussions Still Lacking

December 27th, 2013
Technology to Test for Concussions Still LackingIt's the season for football bowl games and playoffs, and some may be perplexed by rule changes that limit various forms of contact. The rule changes have come about because of ...

Smartphones as Mindfulness Mentors?

December 27th, 2013
Smartphones as Mindfulness Mentors? New work by a University of Michigan engineering professor suggests smart phones are not a distraction to learning, rather a conveyor of information that can help users stay on task to ...