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Tourettes brains are structured for greater, not lesser, cognitive motor control
Contrary to intuition, people who suffer from the motor and vocal tics characteristic of Tourette syndrome actually perform behavioral tests of cognitive motor control more accurately and quickly than their typically developing peers do. (2011-03-24)
How the brain gains control over Tourette syndrome
Tourette syndrome is a developmental disorder characterized by involuntary, repetitive, and stereotyped movements or utterances. (2014-09-25)
Deep brain stimulation may be effective treatment for Tourette's syndrome
Deep brain stimulation may be a safe and effective treatment for Tourette's syndrome, according to research published in the Oct. (2009-10-27)
Non-invasive first trimester blood test reliably detects Down's syndrome
Cell-free fetal DNA testing, which measures the relative amount of free fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood, is a new screening test that indicates the risk of Down syndrome (trisomy 21), (2015-02-02)
Study casts doubt over value of popular PMS treatment
Treatment of premenstrual syndrome with the hormone progesterone or progestogens (a group of drugs similar to progesterone) is unlikely to be effective, despite the continued popularity of these treatments in the United Kingdom and the United States, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-10-04)
Experts discuss future of public health research on Down syndrome
Down syndrome, the most commonly identified cause of cognitive impairment, occurs in approximately one in 700 births in the United States. (2008-11-06)
BMI just part of ischemic heart disease risk picture
St-Pierre and colleagues report that, among obese men, only those who have more than 4 features of insulin resistance syndrome were at increased risk of ischemic heart disease compared with normal-weight men who had fewer than 3 features of the syndrome. (2005-05-09)
New cause of child brain tumor condition identified
Doctors and scientists from the University of Manchester have identified changes in a gene, which can increase the risk of developing brain tumors in children with a rare inherited condition called Gorlin syndrome. (2014-12-02)
Modified Atkins diet helps children with rare form of epilepsy
Doose syndrome or myoclonic-astatic epilepsy is a rare syndrome accounting for one to two percent of childhood epilepsies. (2017-02-23)
Blooming health thanks to a frog
In the October 15 issue of the scientific journal Genes & Development, Dr. (2000-10-14)
Doctor's dilemma over flu jab after Guillain-Barré syndrome
A doctor who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome will consider having the swine flu jab when she returns to work this autumn, despite claims that the vaccine is linked to an increased risk of the disease. (2009-09-10)
Low-carb diet better than low-fat diet at improving metabolic syndrome
Eating a low carbohydrate diet improves metabolic syndrome and may therefore decrease the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease associated with it. (2005-11-15)
Behind the scenes of genetics, leukemia in Down syndrome
A group of geneticists working in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva have focused for many years on the genetic characteristics of Down syndrome. (2014-08-08)
Unusual disease that causes acute confusion may be underdiagnosed
An unusual disease called Susac syndrome, which can cause acute confusion and problems with hearing and eyesight, is rare but probably under reported, Loyola University Medical Center physicians report in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. (2015-02-25)
Rett syndrome research reveals high fracture risk
Researchers at Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research have found that girls and young women with Rett syndrome are nearly four times more likely to suffer a fracture. (2008-03-06)
GPs' beliefs about patients influences treatment
General practitioners' beliefs and attitudes towards patients with chronic fatigue syndrome may be a barrier to effective treatment, finds new research available on (2004-05-27)
Could targeted food taxes improve health?
A daily pint or a helping of dairy foods protect against the clustering of abnormal body chemistry known as the metabolic syndrome, suggests a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2007-07-11)
Seventeen per cent of veterans believe they have Gulf war syndrome
Seventeen per cent of Gulf war veterans believe they have Gulf war syndrome, find researchers in this week's BMJ. (2001-08-30)
Mutation in APC2 gene causes Sotos features
Sotos syndrome is a congenital syndrome that is characterized by varying degrees of mental retardation and a large head circumference etc. (2015-03-05)
Metabolic syndrome associated with cognitive decline in elderly persons
Elderly individuals with the metabolic syndrome, a grouping of several common conditions including abdominal obesity, low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL, the (2004-11-09)
Metabolic syndrome significantly boosts risk of heart failure in middle age
Metabolic syndrome significantly boosts the chances of heart failure in middle age, suggests research published ahead of print in Heart. (2006-05-21)
Patients with metabolic disorder may face higher complication risk following total joint replacement
In a new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, researchers found that total joint replacement patients with three or more metabolic syndrome risk factors were almost three times as likely to have complications within the first year after joint replacement. (2014-03-11)
Natural hormone offers hope for treatment of the metabolic syndrome
Angiotensin 1-7, a hormone in the body that has cardiovascular benefits, improves the metabolic syndrome in rats, according to a new study. (2009-06-10)
Possible link between diabetes and pelvic girdle syndrome
Diabetes appears to be linked with an increased risk of pelvic girdle syndrome. (2008-11-13)
Snack attack: Eating unhealthy snack foods may affect cancer risk in patients with Lynch syndrome
A new analysis has found that loading up on snack foods may increase cancer risk in individuals with an inborn susceptibility to colorectal and other cancers. (2012-12-17)
Study shows test in the first trimester of pregnancy is effective in identifying birth defects
A study in Obstetrics and Gynecology shows that a new Down syndrome screening test which combines a blood test and an ultrasound exam is effective and can be performed earlier in pregnancy than current tests. (2000-07-31)
Genetic analysis reveals range of Rett syndrome
The first comprehensive analysis of the clinical effects of genetic mutations involved in Rett syndrome will enable affected families to receive a more accurate indication of their child's prognosis. (2008-03-11)
New insight into Bloom's syndrome
Two independent papers in the Oct. 15 issue of G&D detail the discovery of a previously unidentified fourth component of the Bloom's syndrome complex. (2008-10-14)
Work stress leads to heart disease and diabetes
Stress at work is an important risk factor for the development of heart disease and diabetes, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2006-01-19)
Increase in Down syndrome offset by better screening
The number of Down syndrome pregnancies has risen sharply over the last 20 years as women have opted to have children later, according to new research. (2009-10-26)
Fast walking and jogging halve development of heart disease and stroke risk factors
Daily activities, such as fast walking and jogging, can curb the development of risk factors for heart disease and stroke by as much as 50 percent, whereas an hour's daily walk makes little difference, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2012-10-08)
7th World Congress for Rett Syndrome to convene in New Orleans, La., June 22-26
The 7th World Congress for Rett Syndrome will consist of four interconnected meetings targeting researchers, clinicians, medical professionals and families impacted by Rett syndrome. (2012-03-05)
People living alone double their risk of serious heart disease
People who live alone double their risk of serious heart disease as those who live with a partner, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2006-07-12)
Deaf-blind woman deafer than deaf-blind man
Dutch researcher Ronald Pennings has found new clinical and genetic characteristics for two different inherited syndromes that cause deaf-blindness. (2004-05-07)
Evidence for shaken baby syndrome is uncertain
The concept that certain eye injuries are diagnostic of shaken baby syndrome is scientifically questionable and needs to be re-examined, argue researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-03-25)
Doubling of life expectancy over past two decades for people with Down's syndrome
A US population study in this week's issue of THE LANCET reports how life expectancy of people with Down's syndrome has doubled since the early 1980s. (2002-03-21)
Warning for budding young footballers playing in new boots
As the World Cup kicks off, doctors in this week's BMJ report an unusual condition that can develop in budding young footballers. (2006-06-08)
Ulcer Drug Linked To Birth Defects
Researchers at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and several hospitals in Brazil have determined that a drug commonly used for the treatment and prevention of ulcers causes a significant birth defect if taken during pregnancy. (1998-06-25)
Social gradient in the metabolic syndrome - explained by psychosocial and behavioural factors?
There is a strong social gradient in the metabolic syndrome, which is not caused by differences in psychosocial or lifestyle factors. (2005-09-05)
Psychological support helps adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome
Psychological support, in the form of cognitive behaviour therapy, is an effective treatment for adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome. (2004-12-06)
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