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Large genetic study links 72 genes to autism spectrum disorders
While identifying genetic contributors to autism will not likely lead to a cure, it can illuminate the pathways causing symptoms to develop...
How does not getting enough sleep affect the developing brain?
Insufficient sleep at age 10 is associated with long-lasting changes in brain structure and connectivity, new research shows.
Active shooter drills may be harming children, but doctors offer help
Data suggest that realistic active shooter drills in schools can increase depression, anxiety, and stress.
Two deaths from liver failure linked to spinal muscular atrophy drug
These are the first known fatal cases of acute liver failure associated with the drug, which the company notes was a known side effect included in...
AAP updates hyperbilirubinemia guideline
Changes to previous guidelines may help reduce risk of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus.
Children with migraine at high risk of comorbid anxiety, depression
Compared with children who did not have migraine, those with migraine had almost twice the odds of an anxiety disorder.
Pandemic stress tied to increased headache burden in teens
“Anxiety and depression are frequent comorbidities of headache and can act as a triggering factor for headache attacks but can also be a...
From the Journals
Children with autism experience more severe sleep apnea
Alcohol, degraded sleep related in young adults
A study of sleep and drinking habits in young adults identified a relationship between shorter sleep times and greater alcohol consumption.
Cochlear implants benefit deaf children with developmental delays
“We were surprised [by] the large magnitude of the improvements, not only in quality of life, but also in cognition, ability to function in daily...
FDA expands indication for spinal muscular atrophy drug
After 12 months of risdiplam treatment, the majority of presymptomatic infants with SMA reached key motor milestones.