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12Oct
2023

New Clues to How Inflammation in Young Children’s Brains Might Spur Autism

New Clues to How Inflammation in Young Children’s Brains Might Spur AutismTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Severe inflammation very early in childhood might hamper the development of key brain cells, perhaps setting the stage for conditions such as autism or schizophrenia, new research suggests.The origins of many neurodevelopment disorders remain mysterious. But the new study of postmortem brain tissue from children who died between the ages 1 and 5 shows how inflammation affects brain cells.In their research, the team from the University of Maryland School of Medicine targeted a portion of the brain known as the cerebellum, using a cutting-edge technology called single nucleus RNA sequencing.“We looked at the cerebellum because it is one of the first brain regions to begin developing and one of the last to reach its maturity, but it remains...

Women With Acne Bear Another Burden: Stigma

12 October 2023
Women With Acne Bear Another Burden: StigmaTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Adult acne can significantly change how women are perceived in social settings, a new study finds. And where the acne is located on the face changes the onlooker’s perception.Researchers tracked eye movements of 245 study participants looking at pictures of women with clear skin or acne on different parts of their faces. Faces with acne were perceived as significantly less attractive, less trustworthy, less successful, less confident, less happy and less dominant. Acne that was primarily located in the U-zone, which is around the jawline, mouth and chin, received the lowest scores for attractiveness and was considered the most visually disturbing. “This study concerns simple questions: Who is more burdened by the disease? Which lesions...

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease: What Every Parent Needs to...

12 October 2023
Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease: What Every Parent Needs to Know About This Common IllnessTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) - Hand, foot and mouth disease is an infectious disease that’s highly contagious. Common in children, it spreads quickly at day care centers and schools.This guide will tell you what you need to know about hand, foot and mouth disease, its symptoms, causes, stages and treatment.What is hand, foot and mouth disease?Hand, foot and mouth disease is an illness caused by a very contagious virus that can be passed along before a person is aware he or she is infected.While hand, foot and mouth disease in adults is rare, it can happen, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Hand, foot and mouth disease in children under 10 is far more common.Is hand, foot and mouth disease contagious?Be aware that hand, foot and mouth disease is easily transmitted from...

Climate Change Will Harm Children's Mental Health: Report

11 October 2023
Climate Change Will Harm Children`s Mental Health: ReportWEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Raging wildfires, droughts, floods and record-breaking heat brought on by climate change are taking a toll on kids’ already fragile mental health.This is the main message from a new report by the American Psychological Association and the climate advocacy organization ecoAmerica. These effects may start before kids are born and worsen with age, and are on top of other known stressors such as COVID-19, war and gun violence. What’s more, certain groups of children are even more hard-hit by the mental health effects of climate change due to poverty, racism, disability and other factors. Climate change affects mental health directly and indirectly, said report co-author Christie Manning, of Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn. She is the...

Narcolepsy Drug Might Be New Treatment Option for ADHD

11 October 2023
Narcolepsy Drug Might Be New Treatment Option for ADHDWEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A medication already approved for excessive daytime sleepiness may help ease attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in adults who aren’t getting relief from available treatments, according to a small pilot study.Solriamfetol is a nonstimulant drug that is approved for sleepiness caused by narcolepsy (sudden sleep attacks) and obstructive sleep apnea (marked by breathing lapses during sleep). “The pilot study is very promising, but more research is needed before this medication can be recommended or approved for adults with ADHD,” said study author Dr. Craig Surman. He is the director of the clinical and research program for adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor of psychiatry at...
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