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Babies’ brains ‘show autism risk’

Babies’ brains ‘show autism risk’

26 January 2012 Last updated at 19:01 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News It may be possible to detect autism at a much earlier age than previously thought, according to an international team of researchers. A study published in Current Biology 1 identified differences in infants’ brainwaves from as early as six months. Behavioural symptoms of autism typically develop between a child’s first and second birthdays Continue reading

Warning over speech support cuts

Warning over speech support cuts

15 January 2012 Last updated at 20:36 ET By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter Front-line cuts are leaving parents of children with speech and language problems struggling to get assistance, England’s departing communication tsar has said. Continue reading

An apple a day isn’t enough: Many people not eating enough fruits and vegetables

An apple a day isn’t enough: Many people not eating enough fruits and vegetables

ScienceDaily (Jan. 10, 2012) — Adults from 30 to 60 years old, especially those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, aren’t consuming the daily recommended levels of fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

Disruption of biological clocks causes neurodegeneration, early death, study suggests

Disruption of biological clocks causes neurodegeneration, early death, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Jan. 10, 2012) — New research at Oregon State University provides evidence for the first time that disruption of circadian rhythms — the biological “clocks” found in many animals — can clearly cause accelerated neurodegeneration, loss of motor function and premature death. Continue reading

Tobacco company misrepresented danger from cigarettes, study suggests

Tobacco company misrepresented danger from cigarettes, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2012) — A new UCSF analysis of tobacco industry documents shows that Philip Morris USA manipulated data on the effects of additives in cigarettes, including menthol, obscuring actual toxicity levels and increasing the risk of heart, cancer and other diseases for smokers. Tobacco industry information can’t be taken at face value, the researchers conclude. Continue reading

Academy food put under spotlight

Academy food put under spotlight

16 December 2011 Last updated at 11:14 ET England’s new academy schools are being urged to commit to serving healthy food to pupils. The School Food Trust, is to write to all 1400 academies asking them to confirm their adherence to national school meal nutrition standards Continue reading

Few allergies in unstressed babies

Few allergies in unstressed babies

ScienceDaily (Dec. 12, 2011) — A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that infants with low concentrations of the stress-related hormone cortisol in their saliva develop fewer allergies than other infants. Continue reading

Few allergies in unstressed babies

Few allergies in unstressed babies

ScienceDaily (Dec. 12, 2011) — A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that infants with low concentrations of the stress-related hormone cortisol in their saliva develop fewer allergies than other infants. Continue reading

New tool saves time,  reduces risk of mistakes in diabetes care

New tool saves time, reduces risk of mistakes in diabetes care

ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2011) — In the fast-paced world of health care, doctors are often pressed for time during patient visits. Researchers at the University of Missouri developed a tool that allows doctors to view electronic information about patients’ health conditions related to diabetes on a single computer screen. Continue reading

Short training course significantly improves detection of precancerous polyps, study finds

Short training course significantly improves detection of precancerous polyps, study finds

ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2011) — Just two extra hours of focused training significantly increased the ability of physicians to find potentially precancerous polyps, known as adenomas, in the colon, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Continue reading