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Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children

...ge. The investigators found that on examining the behavioural patterns of these kids ,maternal alcohol consumption in pregnancy was linked to aggression, delinquent behavior and attention problems in them. Children with low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure--equivalent to an average of one cocktail per week...

Humour inherited

...ays show genetic effects," agrees Robert Plomin, a behavioural geneticist at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, adding a larger study would be necessary to confirm these findings....

Short stature -a problem

Very short children are more likely to suffer from behavioural problems, a major study has found. Researchers found that treatment with growth hormone not only boosted growth in children, but also improved their conduct and relations with other people. Lead researcher Dr Derick Beens, professor of psychiatry and...

Depression a possible danger in elderly

...depression, for instance. Or it may be an indirect behavioural effect, with depressed patients being less motivated to take medication or otherwise follow medical directions. Another possibility is that depression is a symptom of an underlying physical illness that leads to the need for hospital re-admission. Wh...

Cure for sleepless nights

...nia.Some were given the sedative temazepam, others behavioural therapy, some a combination of the two and the res...-year period. The researchers found that drug and behavioural therapy combined was most effective in helping people to fall and stay asleep. But behavioural thera...

Anxiety likely to affect the foetus

...t three months of pregnancy had children with more behavioural problems. Lead researcher Professor Vivette Glover, of Imperial College, London, told that this only applied to women who had extreme anxiety, and were frequently feeling scared.According to a survey antenatal anxiety leads to the risk of hyperact...

Short stature -a problem

Very short children are more likely to suffer from behavioural problems, a major study has found. Researchers found that treatment with growth hormone not only boosted growth in children,// but also improved their conduct and relations with other people. Lead researcher Dr Derick Beens, professor of psychiatry...

Hope for 11 million children facing death from illnesses

...ost 20% of children who have one or more mental or behavioural problems. Children and adolescents in difficult circumstances including street children, children at work, children and adolescents subject to commercial exploitation, those affected by natural or man made disasters, or those living with disabilities...

In Chronic Diseases - Poor compliance of Patients with drug treatment

...ommunicable Diseases, WHO. What is required is a behavioural support system for the patients.This will ensure betterresource utilisation in the already stretched health systems and will improve the lives of people with chronic diseases. <br...

Does overweight cause behavioral problems?

... chidren who are overweight// at age 5 do not have behavioural problems at age 14. Obesity starts from childhood ...ing of above the 90th centile on Achenbach’s child behavioural checklist. At ages 5 and 14 detailed physical, behavioural, and developmental examinations of the ...

A word of caution issued by the FDA for those using antipsychotic drugs for dementia

...t the drugs were not approved for the treatment of behavioural symptoms in elderly patients with dementia. In the recent past a number of warnings have been issued regarding atypical antipsychotic and their associated adverse events such as increased rates of stroke, obesity, and diabetes. However the world’s ...

More News That Circumcision Could Reduce risk of HIV infection

...cautions if circumcised such as using condoms and behavioural changes to limit the number of sexual partners. Circumcision should not provide a false sense of security and should not increase risky and promiscuous sexual behaviour. Further News on Circumcision Ritual May Protect Men From AIDS from Medindia ...

Wound healing affected by Psychological stress

...cted by stress. Stress has been found to influence behavioural patterns, but in a recent study psychological stress has been found to delay healing of physical wounds. Phillip Marucha, and his colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago in a study of laboratory mice, found that psychological stress, br...

Gluten-Free Diet May Alleviate Psychiatric Symptoms In Adolescents

...gluten-free diet may help alleviate depressive and behavioural symptoms in adolescents with coeliac disease.Coeli... increased prevalence of depressive and disruptive behavioural disorders, particularly in the phase before diet treatment. For the study, 9 adolescents with coel...

Negative Effects Of Sedatives

...herapy. "Because fewer risks are associated with behavioural therapies, there may be a viable treatment alternative in a healthy elderly population," they said. This research will prove vital, not just because as many as half of all older people suffer from irregular patterns of sleep, accounting for 40 perc...

Simple Eye Movement Test For Early Detection Of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

...ls for fetal alcohol syndrome and all of the other behavioural disorders classified under the broader term fetal ...pecific deficits in these children." Many of the behavioural tests used to assess children with FASD are geared to white, middle-class English-speaking people, n...

Foetal alcohol syndrome: has an answer as a test now!

...gnosed accessing physical characteristics, IQ, and behavioural and learning difficulties. Some disorders are sim...s for foetal alcohol syndrome and all of the other behavioural disorders classified under the broader term foetal alcohol spectrum disorder is tremendously valuabl...

Patients More Willing To Use Self-Injectable HIV Therapy Than Anticipated

...itial results from the OpenMind study, the largest behavioural study to look at both patients' and physicians' perceptions of HIV care in treatment-experienced patients, were revealed today at EACS. The findings are anticipated to help physicians implement improved care to HIV patients and help pave the way fo...

A Change In Lifestyle Can Help In Weight Reduction

A mix of diet, exercise and behavioural therapy is the new answer to weight reduction with the weight loss medication sibutramine (Meridia?). The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania. // “NIH is fighting the increasing problem of obesity in America by su...

Human Hormone Cortisol Could Be Used For Treating Phobias

...f people, says de Quervain, and to combine it with behavioural techniques, the researchers said. --Edited IANS...

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