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Developmental, neurologic problems common in extremely preterm infants

...14% had other neuromotor disabilities. Most of the disabilities were cerebral palsy. Also, 2% of the children were blind or only perceived light, and 3% had hearing loss. Overall, 49% of the children had a disability, according to the investigators, and 23% were classified as severely disabled....

Folate and famiy planning

...fect. Neural tube defect can cause a wide range of disabilities such as loss of bladder and bowel control and paralysis of the legs. In some cases the effects can be more severe.Folate supplements can reduce this ill effect says, Judith. Folate is needed for healthy cell growth and development of men, women and ...

Alcoholics are prone to disability

...em drinking were 20 per cent more likely to report disabilities with respect to work or sedentary activity. Heavy drinkers ran a 10 per cent greater risk. These were people who drank more than three drinks a day, but were not considered problem drinkers. The researchers collected data at four time points over t...

Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer

...ead to hearing loss, cataracts and severe learning disabilities that can leave children unable to live independently in later life. Led by Dr. Scott Pomeroy, an associate professor of neurology at Children's Hospital in Boston, the researchers found that increased activity of Sonic Hedgehog (SHH), a signaling m...

Cooling treatment for newborn asphyxia

...asphyxia, which can lead to brain injury, multiple disabilities or even death in severe cases. Around 25 per cent of babies who suffer from a moderate lack of oxygen at birth will develop cerebral palsy.// There are currently no effective treatments to reduce the risk of asphyxia at birth, but recent small scale ...

Family planning with folate

...fect. Neural tube defect can cause a wide range of disabilities such as loss of bladder and bowel control and paralysis of the legs. In some cases the effects can be more severe.Folate supplements can reduce this ill effect says, Judith. Folate is needed for healthy cell growth and development of men, women and ...

Obesity risk for immobilized adults

...s, "Physicians should recognize that patients with disabilities face increased risks for obesity and address their weight concern."....

Hope for 11 million children facing death from illnesses

...atural or man made disasters, or those living with disabilities need special attention. For more information contact: Chris Powell - Information Officer Family and Community Health WHO, Geneva Telephone: (+41 22) 791 2888 Mobile phone: (+41) 79 217 3425 Email: powellc@who.int <br...

Race Affects Sleep in Children

...dren. Boys were more likely to experience learning disabilities than girls. Regardless of age, gender or ethnicity, children with learning problems were more than twice as likely to snore and have excessive daytime sleepiness, than children without learning problems. Researchers say sleep disorders could be the m...

Lung Therapy Found To Have Long-Term Side Effects

...ose in the control group.The frequency of clinical disabilities was higher among children in the dexamethasone group. In addition, children who received therapy had significantly lower scores on arithmetic, reading, writing and grammar tests than those in the control group....

The Cause Of Visual Problems Different From Race To Race

...ity and they predict that the prevalence of visual disabilities will increase markedly during the next 20 years, owing largely to the aging of the U.S. population....

Intensive Treatment Found To Help Patients With Arthritis

...ement surgery, the need for institutional care, or disabilities that cause them to stop working....

The Effects Of Delaying A Delivery Questioned

...found 8 percent of the babies born immediately had disabilities at age 2 compared to 4 percent of the babies who had their delivery delayed. Thus researchers say the lack of difference in mortality suggests that obstetricians are delivering sick preterm babies at about the correct moment to minimize mortality. R...

Drop in Worldwide Measles deaths by 40%

...lmost 30 million more, leaving many with life-long disabilities like blindness and brain damage. “We now have the opportunity to replicate this successful model as we tackle other child killers such as malaria,” Bellamy said, noting that in late 2004, Togo’s children received four life-saving interventions at on...

Drug Used To Improve Lung Function In Infants Could Slow Down Motor Coordination

...in the control group and the frequency of clinical disabilities was higher among children in the dexamethasone group....

Delaying pregnancy may lessen life expectancy of the child

...s newborns, and may be more at risk from long term disabilities like mental retardation, cerebral palsy, malfunctions of the lungs, eyes or ears. The results of the study will be published in the current issue of the journal Biology of Reproduction. ...

Autism epidemic is a myth- says a new study

...of more and more cases of autism and other related disabilities today....

Genes to Extend Longevity Discovered

... and one day have drugs that can fight some of the disabilities the process causes." There has been some controversy over the role of the gene Sir2 in the ability of caloric restriction to extend yeast lifespan and some recent work suggests that caloric-restriction-induced lifespan extension may not involve S...

Different Types Of Multiple Sclerosis May Be Treated Differently

...riencing sudden, severe MS attacks whose resulting disabilities did not respond to high doses of steroid treatment. The study was conducted retrospectively in an attempt to unravel the “all or none” response Mayo Clinic MS experts had witnessed with plasma exchange treatment for acute attacks in 19 patients who...

Chromosome 6 has the Dyslexia Gene

...associated with dyslexia. Dyslexia causes learning disabilities and affects millions of children around the world. // The gene called 'DCDC2' gene is located on human chromosome 6 according to the researchers. The researchers found that a genetic alteration in DCDC2 causes disruption in the formation of brain c...

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