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Specific Protein is Instrumental in Myelination

... conditions including mental retardation, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Childrens National Medical Center is the ideal environment for complex research, said Dr. Gallo. We work collaboratively with research institutes around the world, and then we walk down the hall to confer with colleagues who...

Mild Stress During Pregnancy may Worsen Offspring's Risk of Cerebral Palsy

...he risk that their offspring will develop cerebral palsy . Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders marked by physical disability. Though the study was conducted...

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

Newswise At fourteen, cerebral palsy hampered Anthonys ability to walk. He and his mother feared that within the next few years , he would be confined to a wheelchair. As is the case with more than 500,000 Americans with this crippling disorder, Anthony was left with few options and h...

Drug Therapy can Reduce Preterm Births and Decrease Lifetime Medical Costs

...neuro-developmental disability, including cerebral palsy and mental retardation. It is also an important cause of chronic lung disease, visual impairment, and other chronic illness in children." That statement, from an editorial authored by Joanne Armstrong, MD, MPH, of Baylor College of Medicine in Housto...

Mobility can be improved in elders with exercise

...s well as patients with disorders such as cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis, or who are recovering from strokes. Every move you make is made possible through a miraculous communications network involving the brain at the command center, the spinal cord, billions upon billions of nerve cells, and thous...

Bhopal Gas Victims Demand Treatment of Children With Birth Defects

...ly large number of children suffered from cerebral palsy that causes total disability," said another BGIA activist Satinath Sarangi. "Moreover, scientific studies by government and non-government agencies have confirmed the presence of several birth defects caused by pesticides, chemicals and heavy metal...

Newborns' Cerebral Palsy Risk Increased By Alzheimer's Gene

...pared APOE genotypes in 209 children with cerebral palsy and a matched control group of children in good he... gene are not only more likely to develop cerebral palsy but also to have more severe neurologic impairment following perinatal brain injury, just as adults ...

Brain disorders caused by Industrial chemicals

... like autism, attention deficit disorder, cerebral palsy and developmental delays can be associated with exposure to toxic industrial chemicals during the development of the fetus. "The bottom line is you only get one chance to develop a brain," Philippe Grandjean, M.D., of the Harvard School of Public H...

Low Birth Weight Babies May Have Mental & Physical Problems

...e the risk for major disabilities such as cerebral palsy and mental retardation, but researchers now suspect that low birth weight may also contribute to minor difficulties in motor skills and in thinking, learning and memory (cognitive abilities). These problems may last into adolescence, according to bac...

IVF Twins May Soon be a Thing of the Past

...as well as five times more likely to have cerebral palsy as single babies. According to Professor Peter Braude, who chairs the expert group for the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), said twins were “a complication, not a bonus”. He said, “The public does not realise that twins are a he...

Muslims in Malaysia Banned from Using Botox

...g for treating medical conditions such as cerebral palsy on the condition that it must be used only when a specialist deems the treatement necessary for patients who do not have any other alternative. "The council arrived at the decision after studying reports from abroad, local specialists and fatwas (de...

FDA Approves New Test For Screening Infection In Babies

...hrough the infection there is a chance of cerebral palsy and cognitive delay." The new group B strep test, developed by the California-based company Cepheid, allows doctors to screen for the bacterium during labor. Currently, women are screened for the organism a few weeks before birth because it takes a...

Gene Mutations Causing Rett Syndrome Occur in Both Sexes

...al disorder often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy or non-specified developmental delay caused by a defective regulatory MECP2 gene found on the X chromosome. The disorder is seen almost exclusively in females. Unlike females, who have two X-chromosomes, males have an X and a Y chromosome. Because ma...

Pregnant? Time to get fishy!

...ld. Even risks of serious conditions like cerebral palsy are significantly lowered with consumption of fish oil by the expectant mother, the study has revealed. The benefit is double, because it directly impacts the unborn baby as well as the mother. According to researchers from the University of Albert...

Court Rejects Case of Negligence by Disabled Children against the Doctors

...in damage and is currently suffering from cerebral palsy after IVF. His parents say that they were not informed about the risks and if they were told so then they would have deferred IVF or terminated the pregnancy. But the High Court dismissed each appeal stating that the appellant did not have a case ...

Premature Babies Give It Their Best Shot To Overcome Difficulty

...bnormalities such as delayed development, cerebral palsy and vision problems. But the above study has demonstrated that they may still qualify to a socially respectable position, defying all odds. The results of the present study come in as a boon for parents who are much concerned about their child. The...

Viral Infection At Birth Leads To Cerebral Palsy.

...ducted in which 443 babies suffering from cerebral palsy were compared with 883 normal babies. The result... very shocking as most of the babies with cerebral palsy were found to have Herpes group B nucleic acid in their blood. Basically there are many Herpes vir...

Genetic Disorders, Not Fetal Distress Increase Cerebral Palsy Risk

...ers increase the risk of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological // disorder that affects about o...amples from healthy babies and those with cerebral palsy and found those with the condition had a higher prevalence of thrombophilias, or blood clotting diso...

Whole-body hypothermia reduces risk of death in Encephalopathy in infants

...r disability among survivors; the rate of cerebral palsy was 19% in the hypothermia group as compared with 30% in the control group. The authors conclude that whole-body hypothermia reduces the risk of death or disability in infants with moderate or severe hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy. These findings ...

Hyaluronic Acid – A Boon To The Problem Of Premature Infant

...ferent kinds of white matter injury cause cerebral palsy and learning problems in children born prematurely and multiple sclerosis in older children and adults. It has been reported that hyaluronic acid (HA) prevents immature oligodendrocytes from maturing and coating nerve fibres with new myelin. Astroc...

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