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Research Probes Autism’s Origins in the Brain : Study

Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain

Researchers from Yale University identified common neural circuits affected by autism-risk genes. They also identified when, where, and in what cell types those genes exert their effects on the developing human brain and lead to autism spectrum disorders. Although other genes and neural circuits that contribute to autism spectrum still remain to be found, the findings suggest new targeted treatments ... Read More »

Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing Homes : Study

Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing Homes

A recent study led by Nancy Bergstrom, Ph.D., associate dean at The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing in Houston, demonstrated in a recent study that it might be unnecessary to turn hospitalized patients’ bodies every two, three, or four hours to prevent pressure ulcers when high-density foam mattresses are utilized. According to the study, led by ... Read More »

CPR Devices No More Effective Than Hands-On Method : Improving Survival in Cardiac Arrest

CPR Devices No More Effective Than Hands-On Method

“The study was designed to show a better 4-hour survival in the group treated with mechanical chest compressions, and this was not achieved,” said lead investigator Sten Rubertsson, MD, PhD, professor and specialist consultant at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital. “But we now have the scientific support to allow us to use mechanical chest compressions and defibrillate during ongoing ... Read More »

Phthalate exposure in pregnancy may increase preterm birth risk : Study

Phthalate Pregnancy

Ubiquitous manmade chemicals known as phthalates, found in some plastics, personal care products, and foods, among other things, are associated with increased preterm births, especially those involving spontaneous preterm deliveries, according to a study published online November 18 in JAMA Pediatrics. Patients were included in a nested case-control study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The researchers selected 130 cases of ... Read More »

CVS/pharmacy Partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Thanks and Giving Campaign

CVS/pharmacy Partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for Thanks and Giving Campaign

today announced its annual in-store fundraiser for the tenth year to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, a unique holiday program to raise awareness and funds for the pioneering research and exceptional care provided at St. Jude. Since the campaign’s inception, CVS/pharmacy and its customers have raised more than $37 million to support St. Jude, ... Read More »

Deaths from pancreatic cancer rise, fall along racial lines : Study

pancreatic cancer racial lines

Pancreatic cancer death rates in whites and blacks have gone in opposite directions over the past several decades in the United States, with the direction reversing in each ethnicity during those years. The finding comes from a new study by American Cancer Society researchers, who say the rising and falling rates are largely unexplainable by known risk factors, and who ... Read More »