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News-medical.net: Study explores role of Dunning-Kruger effect in anti-vaccine attitudes

News-medical.net: Study explores role of Dunning-Kruger effect in anti-vaccine attitudes

Report published in Social Science & Medicine is awarded Elsevier’s Atlas award for showing that those who know the least are the most confident about their own knowledge

A study that helps explain why anti-vaccine attitudes still persist, despite clear evidence on the benefits of immunization to public health has

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News-medical.net: Study finds reason for increased public resistance against vaccination

News-medical.net: Study finds reason for increased public resistance against vaccination

Why is it so challenging to increase the number of people who get vaccinated? How does popular resistance to vaccination remain strong even as preventable diseases make a comeback?

A new study from Dartmouth College shows that past problems with vaccines can cause a phenomenon known as hysteresis, creating a

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News-medical.net: Autism could be detected early using a hearing test finds research

News-medical.net: Autism could be detected early using a hearing test finds research

New research shows that a simple non-invasive hearing test early in life could predict the diagnosis of autism. The results of this study, titled ‘Structural and Functional Aberrations of the Auditory Brainstem in Autism Spectrum Disorder’, is published in the latest issue of the The Journal of the American Osteopathic

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News-medical.net: PAC1R mutation in children with autism may be linked to severity of social problems

News-medical.net: PAC1R mutation in children with autism may be linked to severity of social problems

A mutation of the gene PAC1R may be linked to the severity of social deficits experienced by kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a study from a multi-institutional research team led by Children’s faculty. If the pilot findings are corroborated in larger, multi-center studies, the research published online Dec.

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News-medical.net: Noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection of autism spectrum disorders

News-medical.net: Noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection of autism spectrum disorders

A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, according to research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

The authors note a strong connection between auditory dysfunction and autism, suggesting that hearing issues identified at birth can be a clue to

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News-medical.net: Researchers evaluate digital medicine tool to treat children with autism and co-occurring ADHD

News-medical.net: Researchers evaluate digital medicine tool to treat children with autism and co-occurring ADHD

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The results of the study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, confirmed the acceptability, feasibility, and safety of

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News-medical.net: Meta-analysis of adults with autism shows large impairments in key cognitive domains

News-medical.net: Meta-analysis of adults with autism shows large impairments in key cognitive domains

The first comprehensive, systematic review and meta-analysis of adults with autism shows that despite having an intact IQ, these adults have medium to large impairments in four key social- and non-social cognitive domains: theory of mind, emotion perception and knowledge, processing speed, and verbal learning and memory.

The results may

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News-medical.net: Study identifies possible new strategies to treat silent seizures in children

News-medical.net: Study identifies possible new strategies to treat silent seizures in children

An unexpected brain region is important for Dravet Syndrome, finds study

As early as 3 months of age, infants with a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome start having convulsive seizures, during which their arms and legs jerk repeatedly. As they become toddlers, another type of seizure begins to

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News-medical.net: FDA warns against use of jewelry to relieve teething pain in children

News-medical.net: FDA warns against use of jewelry to relieve teething pain in children

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted parents, caregivers and health care providers to the safety risks that jewelry used for relieving teething pain pose for children. The agency warned that they should not be used to relieve teething pain in children or to provide sensory stimulation to persons

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News-medical.net: FAU Brain Institute fellows awarded $1.1 million for Alzheimer's disease research

News-medical.net: FAU Brain Institute fellows awarded $1.1 million for Alzheimer's disease research

In Florida, there are more than 540,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most recognized form of dementia. The number of people in Florida who are age 65 and older with AD is expected to increase 41.2 percent by 2025 to a projected 720,000, highlighting the urgency of finding

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News-medical.net: Researchers uncover microRNAs involved in the control of social behavior

News-medical.net: Researchers uncover microRNAs involved in the control of social behavior

The recent discovery of microRNAs as key regulators of biological processes has fueled an explosion of research activity into their function in health and disease. Researchers have now uncovered a microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength and is involved in the control of social behavior in mammals. The researchers presume

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News-medical.net: Study finds drug targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses

News-medical.net: Study finds drug targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses

No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness, birth defects, and even death. New research from the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco may finally change that. Scientists identified key ways the three viruses

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News-medical.net: Russian scientists create hardware-information system for brain disorders treatment

News-medical.net: Russian scientists create hardware-information system for brain disorders treatment

Its effectiveness was proved in clinical trials

A team of scientists of Ural Federal University headed by Prof. Vladimir Kublanov created a hardware-information system for brain disorders prophylaxis and treatment unrivaled both in Russia and throughout the world. The system developers published the article describing the system in the journal

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News-medical.net: Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED

News-medical.net: Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED

An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children’s Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the emergency department (ED) reduces the use of medication administered to kids who are prone to stress and sensory overload in this care setting. Information about this care model was presented today at

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News-medical.net: Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia

News-medical.net: Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported.

The discovery could help prevent some cases of the disease by treating vitamin D deficiency during the earliest stages of life.

The study, led by Professor John

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