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Implications of OSA on Work and Work Disability Including Drivers
This article illustrates the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the work force and emphasizes that there are public health risks and significant societal financial losses in untreated OSA. Specifics of OSA impact on individuals are discussed with regard to veterans, first responders, farmers, and pilots, specially focusing on commercial vehicle drivers. The pathophysiology of OSA and the consequence of impairment and disability due to OSA on work capacity are introduced. Federal guidelines for occupational-specific recommendations are presented. The health care provider's role in identifying and incorporating effec...
Source: Clinics in Chest Medicine - November 14, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ann Y. Teng, Christine Won Source Type: research
Occupational Rhinitis and Other Work-Related Upper Respiratory Tract Conditions
The nose and upper airways form the initial area of impact for air pollutants and allergens. The development of nasal allergies in the workplace (occupational rhinitis) may herald subsequent development of occupational asthma. Exposure controls, periodic surveillance, and early intervention may circumvent work-related airways disease and prevent unnecessary worker impairment and disability.
Source: Clinics in Chest Medicine - November 14, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yu A. Zhao, Dennis Shusterman Source Type: research
[Initial situation and approach to the care of migraine in neurology services in Spain. The PRIMERA study].
CONCLUSIONS. The PRIMERA study confirms, once again, that migraine is an under-diagnosed and under-treated condition in our setting, which means that specific educational interventions and training are still required for this pathology. PMID: 23143958 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - November 14, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Mateos V, Porta-Etessam J, Armengol-Bertolin S, Larios C, Garcia M, En Representacion de Los Investigadores Del Estudio Primera ER Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
[Deficiency, disability, neurology and literature].
PMID: 23143966 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - November 14, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Perez-Bonaventura I, Bonaventura-Ibars I Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
Schizophrenia shouldn't be a life sentence. But it will be | Zoe Williams
Patients used to be given only pills. They respond far better when asked about their lives – that's the bit that costs, thoughThey call it the Abandoned Illness, in the Schizophrenia commission's report – but not, they emphasise, because it is an illness society can afford to abandon. In fact, schizophrenia costs the health service more than cancer or heart disease. It's the most common cause of hospitalisation, and – since it won't go away on its own – will last a lifetime with the level of care patients often receive.There is a high level of coercion; every year, more people are admitted to hospital against their...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2012 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Williams Tags: Comment The Guardian Psychology Mental health Society Public sector cuts NHS Public finance Public services policy Science Comment is free Source Type: news
Kids with Down syndrome twice as likely to be heavy
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than one in four children with Down syndrome in The Netherlands is overweight, a rate double that of Dutch youth without the developmental disability, according to a new study.
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Kids with Down Syndrome Twice as Likely to Be Heavy
More than one in four children with Down syndrome in The Netherlands is overweight, a rate double that of Dutch youth without the developmental disability, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Down Syndrome, Obesity in Children
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 14, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Parental social support, coping strategies, resilience factors, stress, anxiety and depression levels in parents of children with MPS III (Sanfilippo syndrome) or children with intellectual disabilities (ID)
Abstract Mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPS III, Sanfilippo syndrome) is a lysosomal storage disorder, caused by a deficiency in one of four enzymes involved in the catabolism of the glycosaminoglycan heparan sulphate. It is a degenerative disorder, with a progressive decline in children’s intellectual and physical functioning. There is currently no cure for the disorder. To date there is a paucity of research on how this disorder impacts parents psychological functioning. Specifically, research in the area has failed to employ adequate control groups to assess if the impact of this disorder on parents ps...
Source: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease - November 14, 2012 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease Source Type: research
New health-economic model shows benefits of boosting dietary calcium intake (EurekAlert, 13 November 2012)
A study published in Osteoporosis International investigates health economics of dietary intake of calcium using disability-adjusted life years (DALYS) lost due to hip fractures in the Netherlands, France and Sweden. Full article
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2012 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Bedbugs: Information and Eradication Awareness
Bedbugs have been turning up for years in often times weird and random places including movie theaters, subways, schools and dressing rooms. Scientists believed that in order for them to flourish, they would need frequent access to human blood. As it turns out, bedbugs do not.
Source: Disabled World - November 14, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Skin Conditions Source Type: news
Laser Therapy to Help Stop Smoking
Can laser therapy really help you to quit smoking? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 5 Americans is a current cigarette smoker, and the majority of them smoke every day.
Source: Disabled World - November 14, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Drug Addiction Source Type: news
Vocal handicap of church singers
CONCLUSION: church singers have major vocal handicap. When you have voice disorders, this handicap is even greater. The higher is the degree of voice alteration, the greater are the limitations regarding the singing voice. Vocal singing lessons seem to minimize the handicap.
Source: Revista CEFAC - November 14, 2012 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research
Oral health conditions and access to dental treatment in patients with cerebral palsy treated at a reference center in northeastern Brazil
CONCLUSION: the findings revealed the need for improvements in the dental care offered to these children in a quantitative, qualitative, multidisciplinary, and integrated fashion, especially in the inland of the state.
Source: Revista CEFAC - November 14, 2012 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research
Amantadine and the place of acupuncture in the treatment of fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis: an observational study.
CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture appears to be associated with benefits for a proportion of patients with fatigue who are resistant to conventional drugs such as amantadine, and this finding justifies further research. PMID: 23151355 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - November 14, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Foroughipour M, Bahrami Taghanaki HR, Saeidi M, Khazaei M, Sasannezhad P, Shoeibi A Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Making mental health services more accessible for learning disabled or autistic people
The law requires that mental health services make reasonable adjustments to services and facilities, so that people with autism or learning disabilities can use them and do not face discrimination. This briefing summarises a study, commissioned by the Mental Health Network and funded by the Department of Health, that highlights some of the innovations made in local mental health services in England.
Source: NHS Networks - November 14, 2012 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news
Prospects for the development of effective pharmacotherapy targeted at the skeletal muscles in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a translational review
Skeletal muscle dysfunction is a prevalent and clinically important systemic manifestation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that predicts morbidity and mortality. Skeletal muscle retains its plasticity in response to anabolic stimuli such as exercise in COPD and is therefore a promising target for novel pharmacological therapies aimed at reducing disability and healthcare utilisation and improving mortality. In this article, we outline the steps the academic and pharmaceutical communities need to undertake for such therapeutic advances to be realised.
Source: Thorax - November 14, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Steiner, M. C., Roubenoff, R., Tal-Singer, R., Polkey, M. I. Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
Can emergency physicians predict severity and time away from work?
Conclusions Emergency physicians’ estimates of expected lost work time and severity of injury were correlated with actual temporary disability, although their accuracy was fairly low. Further work to define why differences between estimated and actual temporary disability occur could help physicians and others planning return to work.
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 14, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Beach, J., Benoit, M., Rowe, B. H., Cherry, N. Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Yoga for reducing perceived stress and back pain at work
Conclusions The results indicate that a workplace yoga intervention can reduce perceived stress and back pain and improve psychological well-being. Larger randomized controlled trials are needed to determine the broader efficacy of yoga for improving workplace productivity and reducing sickness absence.
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 14, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hartfiel, N., Burton, C., Rycroft-Malone, J., Clarke, G., Havenhand, J., Khalsa, S. B., Edwards, R. T. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Independence, institutionalization, death and treatment costs 18 months after rehabilitation of older people in two different primary health care settings
Background: The optimal setting and content of primary health care rehabilitation of older people is not known. Our aim was to study independence, institutionalization, death and treatment costs 18 months after primary care rehabilitation of older people in two different settings. Methods: Eighteen months follow-up of an open, prospective study comparing the outcome of multi-disciplinary rehabilitation of older people, in a structured and intensive Primary care dedicated inpatient rehabilitation (PCDIR, n=202) versus a less structured and less intensive Primary care nursing home rehabilitation (PCNHR, n=100). Participants:...
Source: BMC Health Services Research - November 14, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Inger JohansenMorten LindbakJohan StanghelleMette Brekke Source Type: research
Risk and outcomes for traumatic brain injury in patients with mental disorders
Conclusions Patients with mental disorders have an increased risk of TBI. Intensity of psychiatric medication is associated with increased post-injury mortality. Special attention to prevent TBI among this disabled population is mandatory.
Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry - November 14, 2012 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Liao, C.-C., Chiu, W.-T., Yeh, C.-C., Chang, H.-C., Chen, T.-L. Tags: Neurological injury, Trauma CNS / PNS, Trauma, Injury Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Neuroanatomical substrates of visual hallucinations in patients with non-demented Parkinson's disease
Conclusions The present study demonstrates that non-demented PD patients with VH exhibited a smaller volume in the frontal, temporal and thalamic areas as well as the SI, suggesting that PD hallucinators may have distinctive neuroanatomical bases relative to PD non-hallucinators.
Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry - November 14, 2012 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Shin, S., Lee, J. E., Hong, J. Y., Sunwoo, M.-K., Sohn, Y. H., Lee, P. H. Tags: Dementia, Drugs: CNS (not psychiatric), Parkinson's disease, Memory disorders (psychiatry) Movement disorders Source Type: research
Two simple tests and one complex disease
Half the survivors of aneurysm related subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) become dependent,1 and half of those described as functionally independent are said to have cognitive deficits which seriously impact on everyday life.2 3 In a previous issue of JNNP, Wong et al evaluated the relative utility of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) bedside screening tools 3 months after aSAH.4 Cognitive impairment is a devastating and common outcome after aSAH and should be incorporated in outcome assessment in aSAH research,2 3 especially where the deficits can be related to potential t...
Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry - November 14, 2012 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: M Worthington, J. Tags: Coma and raised intracranial pressure, Neurological injury, Stroke, Trauma CNS / PNS, Memory disorders (psychiatry), Disability, Trauma, Injury Editorial commentaries Source Type: research
Impact of resting heart rate on mortality, disability and cognitive decline in patients after ischaemic stroke
Conclusion The heart rate is a risk indicator for mortality in patients with stroke and, importantly, a low heart rate is associated with a better functional outcome and less cognitive decline after an ischaemic stroke. Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov, number NTC00153062.
Source: European Heart Journal - November 14, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bohm, M., Cotton, D., Foster, L., Custodis, F., Laufs, U., Sacco, R., Bath, P. M. W., Yusuf, S., Diener, H.-C. Tags: ESC clinical trial [amp ] registry update Source Type: research
High resting heart rate predicts mortality, disability, and cognitive decline in patients after ischaemic stroke: time for additional selective I(f) channel inhibitor trials?
Source: European Heart Journal - November 14, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kjeldsen, S. E., Okin, P. M. Tags: ESC hot line Source Type: research
A randomised controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted occupational health and safety consultation or inspection in Ontario manufacturing workplaces
Conclusions Consultation and enforcement programmes as implemented were not sufficient to reduce work injury outcomes over 21 month follow-up. Lack of benefit could be due to non-specific firm selection methods, limited firm participation in interventions, low intervention intensity or insensitivity of available outcomes.
Source: Occupational and Environmental Medicine - November 14, 2012 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Hogg-Johnson, S., Robson, L., Cole, D. C., Amick, B. C., Tompa, E., Smith, P. M., van Eerd, D., Mustard, C. Tags: Workplace Source Type: research
Neuroscience: When neurons mature too early
Nature 491, 7424 (2012). doi:10.1038/491305c A genetic mutation linked to intellectual disability and autism causes the premature formation of functional connections between brain cells during a crucial window of development early in life.Mutations that inactivate one copy of the gene SYNGAP1 often cause intellectual disability in humans. Gavin
Source: Nature - November 14, 2012 Category: Research Tags: Research Highlights Source Type: research
The social and economic burden of stroke survivors in Italy: a prospective. incidence-based, multi-centre cost of illness study
Conclusions: The significant role of informal care in stroke management and different distribution of costs over time suggest that appropriate planning should look at both incident and prevalent stroke cases to forecast health infrastructure needs and more importantly, to assure that stroke patients have adequate "social" support.
Source: BMC Neurology - November 14, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Giovanni FattoreAleksandra TorbicaAlessandra SusiGiovanni AguzziGiancarlo BenelliMarianna GozzoToso Vito Source Type: research
Active Support: Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities Jim Mansell & Julie Beadle‐Brown Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, 2012, pp. 224. ISBN 9781849051118. Price: £19.99
Source: British Journal of Learning Disabilities - November 14, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Liz Tilley Tags: Book Review Source Type: research
Inputs and outcomes: What do staff in services for people with intellectual disabilities perceive they bring to and receive from their work-based relationships?
A number of studies involving staff working in services for people with intellectual disabilities have utilised equity theory as a theoretical framework. According to this theory, people evaluate social relationships through the comparison of inputs and outcomes, respectively, with what a person brings to and receives from a relationship. Little is known about what constitute inputs and outcomes for staff working in services for people with intellectual disabilities. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 staff to find out what constitute inputs and outcomes for staff who work with people with intellectual disab...
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities - November 14, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Disley, P., Hatton, C., Dagnan, D. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Sequential multiple methods as a contemporary method in learning disability nursing practice research
This paper explores and advocates the use of sequential multiple methods as a contemporary strategy for undertaking research. Sequential multiple methods involve the use of results obtained through one data collection method to determine the direction and implementation of subsequent stages of a research project (Morse, 1991; Morgan, 1998). This paper will also explore the significance of how triangulating research at the epistemological, theoretical and methodological levels could enhance research. Finally the paper evaluates the significance of sequential multiple method in learning disability nursing research practice.
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities - November 14, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Mafuba, K., Gates, B. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Health of ageing people with intellectual disability and the role of the nurse in Ireland
The number of people with intellectual disability living into old age continues to increase. As one ages, generally, functional ability decreases and health issues increase, with recognising and responding to the health needs of the person with intellectual disability of great importance and the responsibility of the intellectual disability nurse. The nurse must review and adjust the way they deliver care to ageing people with intellectual disability, not only in terms of responding to their health needs but also through collaborative working within teams and other services. As Ireland has specifically trained nurses in in...
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities - November 14, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Doody, C., Markey, K., Doody, O. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Difficult decisions: Are intellectually disabled patients given enough information to consent to medical treatment?
Patients with learning disabilities are not always involved in decision-making about their medications. This may mean that some patients are unfairly denied of their autonomy. We carried out an audit of current practice concerning consent to treatment in patients with learning disabilities against best practice guidelines. Data were collected via a questionnaire given to a sample of 70 patients with learning disabilities within the Salford catchment area. This questionnaire assessed whether patients were involved in decision-making regarding their medications and whether they were being given enough information to give inf...
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities - November 14, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Huneke, N. T. M., Gupta, R., Halder, N., Chaudhry, N. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Evaluating quality of life in adults with profound learning difficulties resettled from hospital to supported living in the community
This article describes a longitudinal evaluation of the quality of life of service users with profound learning difficulties who were resettled from hospital accommodation to supported housing in the community. The Trident approach was used for the design of the evaluation with data gathered regarding outcomes, process and stakeholder perspectives. Using a specially designed tool, quality of life was measured in seven domains for 39 service users in the hospital as a base line and at six months, twelve months and eighteen months in supported housing. A statistically significant improvement in quality of life overall and in...
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities - November 14, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Sines, D., Hogard, E., Ellis, R. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
A mechanical model for predicting the probability of osteoporotic hip fractures based in DXA measurements and finite element simulation
Conclusion: The FE model allowed to obtain detailed maps of damage and fracture probability, identifying high-risk local zones at femoral neck and intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric areas, which are the typical locations of osteoporotic hip fractures.The developed model is suitable for being used in individualized cases. The model might better identify at-risk individuals in early stages of osteoporosis and might be helpful for treatment decisions.
Source: BioMedical Engineering OnLine - November 14, 2012 Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Enrique LópezElena IbarzAntonio HerreraJesús MateoAntonio Lobo-EscolarSergio PuértolasLuis Gracia Source Type: research
A gender-related action of IFNbeta-therapy was found in multiple sclerosis
Conclusions: The identification of gender-specific drugs is of considerable importance in translational medicine and will undoubtedly lead to more appropriate therapeutic strategies and more successful treatment.
Source: Journal of Translational Medicine - November 13, 2012 Category: Research Authors: Ida ContastaRocco TotaroPatrizia PellegriniTiziana Del BeatoAnna Maria Berghella Source Type: research
Canine Companions Places Milestone Number of Assistance Dogs
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- There wasn't a dry eye in the house during Friday's Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) National Graduation Ceremony. More than 400 guests attended the ceremony in Santa Rosa, CA as Canine Companions graduated their 4000th assistance dog team. Four other ceremonies took place across the country in Southern California, Florida, New York and Ohio. All graduation ceremonies symbolize the starting point of a newly gained independence for a person with a disability as they receive a Canine Companions dog to become a partner in life.
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - November 13, 2012 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Current Concepts in Refractory Migraine
This article will attempt to provide treatment approaches, some scientifically based and others that are empiric. A reasonable goal is to lessen disability. Combining the various modalities will improve the chances for successful treatment. The foundation of treatment is an emphasis on wellness. This includes optimizing mood, minimizing stress, practicing good sleep hygiene, and avoiding triggers. All comorbid factors should be addressed, including sleep and mood disorders, chronic neck pain, and obesity. Preventive treatment is necessary in the majority of patients, and a plan for “rescue” approaches is essential...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - November 13, 2012 Category: Neurology Tags: Current Treatment Options in Neurology Source Type: research
Erratum to: The verification phase and reliability of physiological parameters in peak testing of elite wheelchair athletes
Content Type Journal ArticleCategory ErratumPages 1-1DOI 10.1007/s00421-012-2546-yAuthors Christof A. Leicht, School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences, The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU UKKeith Tolfrey, School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences, The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU UKJohn P. Lenton, School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences, The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU UKNicolette C. Bishop, School of Sport, Exercise,...
Source: European Journal of Applied Physiology - November 13, 2012 Category: Physiology Tags: European Journal of Applied Physiology Source Type: research
Why it's unlikely we are more stupid than our hunter-gatherer ancestors | Andrew Brown
Gerald Crabtree's claim that we are less intelligent than our ancestors assumes evolution always selects for intelligence. It doesn'tWhat is it with geneticists and impending doom? Some of greatest evolutionary biologists of the last century were preoccupied with the idea that civilisation was ruining the human species and now another version of the idea has surfaced. Gerald Crabtree, a geneticist at Stanford University, claims that we are all stupider than our hunter-gatherer ancestors. They operated, he said, under much greater evolutionary pressures than we do, so that stupid people were eliminated from the gene pool.Be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2012 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Brown Tags: Comment Psychology Genetics Evolution Biology guardian.co.uk Human biology Science Comment is free Source Type: news
Well-being outcomes of chiropractic intervention for lower back pain: a systematic review
This article provides an overview of chiropractic principles and practices, together with the results of a systematic review of peer-reviewed publications between 2000 and 2010 retrieved from MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, AMED and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This review sought to determine the benefits of chiropractic treatment and care to well-being, and to what extent chiropractic treatment and care improve quality of life. Of 1,165 articles, 12 articles were retained, representing six studies (four randomised controlled trial, two observational) of varying quality. There was a high degree of inconsistency a...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - November 13, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clinical Rheumatology Source Type: research
Spice Allergy Can be Caused by Diet and Cosmetics
Imagine a world where you could never dine away from home, wear makeup, smell of sweet perfumes or eat a large percentage of food on store shelves. According to allergists at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., that is the world for 2 to 3 percent of individuals living with a spice allergy.
Source: Disabled World - November 13, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Food Allergy - Intolerance Source Type: news
What is Duchenne? (Two Moms, Co-Blogging)
What IS Duchenne? by Pat Furlong Last year, Ivy and I agreed to write a co-blog. I would introduce Ivy’s or wrap something around what she writes. It was selfish really. I love reading and in my next lifetime, am considering a writing career or maybe a singing career, I have not decided. Don’t laugh. I realize there are a number of things that I will need to include in the ‘ask’, in order to prepare for the next lifetime: things like a talent for storytelling and creativity, a singing voice (my brother Jack asked that I not sing ever… not even Happy Birthday), and that natural musical ability that comes from so...
Source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy - November 13, 2012 Category: Neurology Source Type: news
Synthetic Plastic Skin - Touch-sensitive and Heals Itself
Nobody knows the remarkable properties of human skin like the researchers struggling to emulate it. Not only is our skin sensitive, sending the brain precise information about pressure and temperature, but it also heals efficiently to preserve a protective barrier against the world. Combining these two features in a single synthetic material presented an exciting challenge for Stanford Chemical Engineering Professor Zhenan Bao and her team.
Source: Disabled World - November 13, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Prostheses Source Type: news
Autism and Schizophrenia Share Related Genetic Networks
Schizophrenia genetic networks identified; Connection to autism found - New computational analysis identifies gene networks affected in schizophrenia and shows that schizophrenia and autism share related genetic networks, each composed of hundreds of genes.
Source: Disabled World - November 13, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Autism Information Source Type: news
UK Funding For Infectious Disease Research Neglects Key Areas Of Disease
UK funding for infectious diseases research is neglecting some of the diseases that result in the highest rates of death and disability, according to an Article published Online First in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The research undertaken by researchers at University College, Imperial College, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is the first ever detailed assessment of infectious diseases investments made by funding organisations to UK institutions...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news