The impact of alcohol and social context on the startle eyeblink reflex - Kang D, Bresin K, Fairbairn CE.
BACKGROUND: Researchers have long sought to understand how individuals respond to alcohol in social settings with the aim of elucidating pathways of risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD). But studies that incorporate a social context are still outnumbered by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Why do you blink when there is a sudden loud noise close by?
Blinking when you hear a sudden loud noise is a natural reflex caused by the body trying to protect itself from falling or flying objects, according to a scientist at the University of Melbourne in Australia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cambridge biotech Summit pivots from failed trial, layoffs with $4.5M from CARB-X
CARB-X's $4.5 million award comes just a few weeks after the company shut down on a Duchenne muscular dystrophy trial and laid off most of their employees in Cambridge. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Cambridge biotech Summit pivots from failed trial, layoffs with $4.5M from CARB-X
CARB-X's $4.5 million award comes just a few weeks after the company shut down on a Duchenne muscular dystrophy trial and laid off most of their employees in Cambridge. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Reflex Testing for Germline Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer Reflex Testing for Germline Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer
Ancestries are important when considering reflex founder mutation testing in patients with pancreatic cancer.JCO Precision Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Reply to: It is time to look for new treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder: can sympathetic system modulation be an answer? - Krystal JH, Davis LL, Neylan TC, Raskind M, Schnurr PP, Stein MB, Vessicchio J, Shiner B, Gleason TC, Huang GD.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Researchers regenerate muscle cells in mice with muscular dystrophy
Refined cells from a type of benign tumor regenerated skeletal muscle stem cells in mice with muscular dystrophy, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of the video head impulse test with improvement of dynamic balance and fall risk in patients with dizziness - Chang TP, Schubert MC.
IMPORTANCE: It is important to know whether recovery of the vestibuloocular reflex (VOR) as measured by the video head impulse test (vHIT) is associated with the recovery of dynamic balance. It is also critical to know how much change in VOR gain is clinic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Some existing anti-cancer drugs may act in part by targeting RNA
Bolstering the notion that RNA should be considered an important drug-discovery target, scientists at Scripps Research have found that several existing, FDA-approved anti-cancer drugs may work, in part, by binding tightly to RNA, the regulators of the basic activities of life within cells. The research offers another approach for tackling diseases that have been considered "undruggable," including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and certain cancers. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

CBT Improves Function, Reduces Fatigue in Muscular Dystrophy CBT Improves Function, Reduces Fatigue in Muscular Dystrophy
A new study shows cognitive-behavioral therapy with optional exercise is associated with reductions in fatigue and increased activity levels, but increased falls are a concern.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Some existing anti-cancer drugs may act in part by targeting RNA, study shows
(Scripps Research Institute) The research offers another approach for tackling diseases that have been considered 'undruggable,' including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and certain cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dietary supplement increases muscle force by 50% percentin the Duchenne muscular dystrophy mouse model
(Universit é Laval) A dietary supplement derived from glucose increases muscle-force production in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) mouse model by 50 percent in ten days, according to a study conducted by researchers from Universit é Laval's Faculty of Medicine and Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) de Qu é bec Research Centre-Universit é Laval. These results pave the way for a clinical study to test the treatment's effectiveness on humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Summit plunges 80 percent after muscle-wasting disorder drug fails
(Reuters) - Britain's Summit Therapeutics Plc said on Wednesday that it would stop developing its Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drug after it failed a mid-stage study, wiping out nearly 80 percent of its market value. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Summit plunges 80 pct after muscle-wasting disorder drug fails
(Reuters) - Britain's Summit Therapeutics Plc said on Wednesday that it would stop developing its Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drug after it failed a mid-stage study, wiping out nearly 80 percent of its market value. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Summit plunges 70 percent as muscle-wasting disorder drug fails
(Reuters) - Britain's Summit Therapeutics Plc said on Wednesday that it would stop developing its Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drug, ezutromid, after it failed a mid-stage study, sending its shares plunging more than 70 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Co-op University of Guelph study finds new measure for stress in overtrained athletes
(University of Guelph) Overload training -- or, training to exhaustion followed by a period or rest and recovery before a race -- is a method used by many endurance athletes in search of a personal best. A new University of Guelph study has found that overtraining might alter firing in the body's sympathetic nerve fibres which might hinder athletic performance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Curing a deadly childhood disease, sharing her love of science, and a sleek ’68 Corvette drive this biochemist
Spend a brief amount of time with biochemist Rachelle Crosbie-Watson and you ’ll quickly realize that “drive” is one of her favorite words.With equal enthusiasm, she ’ll describe studying “the small molecules that drive life,” and her 1968 convertible Corvette being “a blast to drive.” The symmetry is hard to miss: Crosbie-Watson drives a classic muscle car to UCLA, where she studies the biochemical reactions that drive muscle cell functions. Her lab is hotly pursuing new drugs that one day may halt the progression of a deadly childhood muscle-wasting disease, allowing k...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

There is more going on in myotonic dystrophy type 1 than just alternative splicing
(Baylor College of Medicine) A novel mouse model shows that, although many of the characteristics of DM1 result from alternative splicing defects, in addition there are other mechanisms at play and therefore other potential targets to treat this disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Reflex Syncope: What You Need to Know
(MedPage Today) -- Patients faint at the sight of blood all the time (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson hits the Big Apple with latest JLabs site
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) opened its latest life science incubator in New York City, the healthcare giant said today. The 30,000-square-foot JLabs @ NYC is a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson Innovation, New York State and the New York Genome Center. Sited at the genome center in SoHo, the incubator is home to 26 startups and has room for four more, New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said. “Johnson & Johnson has deep entrepreneurial roots in New York and we are pleased to see our unique JLabs model applied in this rich ecosystem to foster the creation of new healthcare innovations that have t...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Research & Development johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Sarepta shares soar as Duchenne gene therapy shows promise
(Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics' shares jumped 60 percent on Tuesday after promising results from a gene therapy study positioned the specialty drugmaker as a potential leader in the market for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treatments. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cambridge biotech Sarepta tops $11B market cap on gene therapy data
Sarepta Therapeutics on Tuesday released promising data from a small, early-stage trial of its experimental gene therapy treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, showing that the drug significantly boosted an important muscle protein in three boys with the disease. Shares of Sarepta (Nasdaq: SRPT) soared Tuesday morning on the news, propelling its market cap from $6.9 billion to more than $11 billion briefly, before dropping back to $10.6 billion as of 11:15 a.m. The stock increase of 54 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Sarepta shares soar as gene therapy study shows promise
(Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics Inc shares jumped 60 percent on Tuesday after the drugmaker reported promising results from an early-stage study testing its gene therapy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sarepta stock soars as early-stage gene therapy data shows promise
(Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics Inc reported promising results on Tuesday from an early-stage study testing its gene therapy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), driving the company's shares up 60 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Gene Therapy Appears ToReplaceMissing ProteinIn Muscular Dystrophy Patients
An experimental gene therapy appeared to dramatically increase the production of a muscle-making protein in three young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a deadly and irreversible disease, according to results being presented by the drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics at an investor event. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:SLDB NASDAQ:SRPT NYSE:PFE Source Type: news

SetPoint Brings Bioelectronic Market to the Forefront with Study
SetPoint Medical’s open-label study support the use of the company’s bioelectronic therapy for Crohn’s Disease. The Valencia,CA-based company’s study was conducted at five European sites and included 16 patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s Disease with inadequate responses to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist drugs and other non-TNF targeted biologic agents. The data, presented in a poster session at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in Washington, D.C., showed that more than 60% of patients achieved significant reductions in their disease activity as assessed by the Crohn’s Di...
Source: MDDI - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Implants Source Type: news

Facial awareness: the meaning of a smile
What exactly is a smile for, how do we do it and if we lose it, can we get it back?It ’s one of the most fundamental things that humans do. Smile. Newborns can manage it spontaneously, as a reflex, and this is sometimes misinterpreted by new parents as a reaction to their presence, although it’s not until six to eight weeks of age that babies smile in a social way. That new paren ts optimistically interpret the first reflex smiles reflects the complexity of smiling: there is the physical act and then the interpretation society gives to it – the smile and what the smile means.On a physical level, a smile i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Neil Steinberg Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Upgrading the toolbox for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research with a new rabbit model
(The Company of Biologists) Research to improve our understanding of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), and the development of new therapies, has previously relied on mouse models. However, physiological differences between the two species has limited how successfully findings in mice can be applied to humans. A newly developed rabbit model, created through the use of CRISPR/Cas-9 genome editing, exhibits greater clinical similarity to human patients than the mouse models currently in use, with huge potential to advance DMD research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FSH Society Announces Third Annual World FSHD Day to be Celebrated on...
Advocates, patient and families from around the world to unite to raise awareness for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy(PRWeb June 04, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15528649.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHMP Advises Against Approval for Eteplirsen in DMD CHMP Advises Against Approval for Eteplirsen in DMD
The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommends against approval of eteplirsen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy but extends approval of ataluren to younger patients with the disease.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Managing Dental Anxiety
Fear of going to the dentist is a common health-care related anxiety. Patients often express a broad range of triggers, such as the fear of pain, claustrophobia, needles, sounds, or sensations. Unfortunately, long term avoidance of oral healthcare can lead to deeply debilitating problems that can be physically, psychologically and socially impactful. Our mouth represents a center point for our survival, by impacting our ability to eat comfortably and communicate. So, caring for this immensely important part of our bodies is crucial for both our general health and psychological wellbeing.  Often minor dental problems c...
Source: Psych Central - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dr. Samuel Rosehill Tags: Anxiety General Habits Healthy Living Panic Disorder Phobias anxious thoughts Coping Skills dental anxiety dentist anxiety overwhelm Personal Hygiene worry Source Type: news

A bioinspired flexible organic artificial afferent nerve
The distributed network of receptors, neurons, and synapses in the somatosensory system efficiently processes complex tactile information. We used flexible organic electronics to mimic the functions of a sensory nerve. Our artificial afferent nerve collects pressure information (1 to 80 kilopascals) from clusters of pressure sensors, converts the pressure information into action potentials (0 to 100 hertz) by using ring oscillators, and integrates the action potentials from multiple ring oscillators with a synaptic transistor. Biomimetic hierarchical structures can detect movement of an object, combine simultaneous pressur...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kim, Y., Chortos, A., Xu, W., Liu, Y., Oh, J. Y., Son, D., Kang, J., Foudeh, A. M., Zhu, C., Lee, Y., Niu, S., Liu, J., Pfattner, R., Bao, Z., Lee, T.-W. Tags: Engineering, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ALS: Immune cells may slow disease progression
For the first time in humans, researchers administered immune T cells to patients with ALS. This slowed down the progression of the disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

EU split over exclusion of UK from Galileo after Brexit
France, Spain, Sweden and Netherlands among countries wishing to retain close ties on GPS systemDivisions are emerging within the EU over the European commission ’s decision toexclude the UK from the bloc ’s new satellite navigation system, Galileo.A number of member states are said by sources in Brussels to have become sympathetic to the British cause regarding the handling of the issue by EU officials.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Brexit Space Defence policy UK security and counter-terrorism Satellites Foreign policy GPS Technology UK news European Union Source Type: news

Increased Rate of ASCUS Diagnosis With HPV Reflex Testing Increased Rate of ASCUS Diagnosis With HPV Reflex Testing
Does concomitantly requested high-risk human papillomavirus reflex testing bias the cytologic interpretation of Pap tests?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: New Resource to Guide Clinical Care Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: New Resource to Guide Clinical Care
Comprehensive new resources guide clinicians in all settings to provide optimal care to patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Suppressed acoustic startle response in traumatic brain injury masks post-traumatic stress disorder hyper-responsivity - Liska GM, Lee JY, Xu K, Sanberg PR, Borlongan CV.
An exaggerated acoustic startle reflex (ASR) is a clinical indicator of anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Given the prevalence of PTSD following traumatic brain injury (TBI), we studied the effects of TBI on ASR. Adult Sprag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How exactly does fish oil help the heart? It counteracts the effects of mental stress
(Natural News) A study found that fish oil benefits the heart by counteracting the effects of mental stress in several measurements of cardiovascular health, such as heart rate and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA). In conducting the study, a team of researchers at Michigan Technological University worked with 67 adult participants. At the start of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myonexus Therapeutics receives FDA Rare Pediatric Disease Designation
(CincyTech) Myonexus Therapeutics, a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing first ever corrective gene therapies for limb girdle muscular dystrophies, and Nationwide Children's Hospital announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for the MYO-101 program, an AAV-based gene therapy for the treatment of limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) type 2E. In February 2018, the MYO-101 program was granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) by FDA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UCLA biologists ‘transfer’ a memory
UCLA biologists report they have transferred a memory from one marine snail to another, creating an artificial memory, by injecting RNA from one to another. This research could lead to new ways to lessen the trauma of painful memories with RNA and to restore lost memories.“I think in the not-too-distant future, we could potentially use RNA to ameliorate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or post-traumatic stress disorder,” said David Glanzman, senior author of the study and a UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology and of neurobiology. The team’sresearch is published May 14 in eNeuro, t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gaze stability, dynamic balance and participation deficits in people with multiple sclerosis at fall-risk - Garg H, Dibble LE, Schubert MC, Sibthorp J, Foreman KB, Gappmaier E.
Despite the common complaints of dizziness and demyelination of afferent or efferent pathways to and from the vestibular nuclei which may adversely affect the angular Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (aVOR) and vestibulo-spinal function in persons with Multiple Scl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

‘ All of Us ’ Research Program Recruiting Participants
BOSTON (CBS) – The future of healthcare is to customize therapies based on a patient’s individual background.  That requires a large amount of data on people from all walks of life. As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, local researchers are recruiting thousands of New Englanders to participate in one of the largest biobanks of its kind. If you had high blood pressure, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what medications would be best for you? Local researchers are recruiting thousands of New Englanders to participate in one of the largest biobanks of its kind. (WBZ-TV) It’s called precision me...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Biomedical Research Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Can Infant Eyes Predict Autism?
(MedPage Today) -- Pupillary light reflex in babies may identify future toddlers with ASD (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - May 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Much policy on newborn blood spot screening ignores evidence
Many national recommendations on screening are not based on evidence of key benefits and harms, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Experts advise against screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy All babies in Europe should be screened for heart defects at birth The next generation of prenatal testing: let ’s proceed with caution Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pupillary reflex may predict autism
A new study examines the pupillary light reflex in infants and concludes that the amount of light the pupil lets in may be an accurate autism predictor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

If you believe it, it's truer
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) According to Dr. Gilead, 'In order to make informed decisions, people need to be able to consider the merits and weaknesses of different opinions and adapt to new information. This involuntary, 'reflex-like' tendency to consider things we already believe in as being true, might dampen our ability to think things through in a rational way. Future studies could explore how other factors, such as acute stress or liberal or conservative viewpoints, affect this tendency to accept or reject opinions in a 'knee-jerk' manner.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news