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New guidance issued for care of children with williams syndrome

(HealthDay)—In an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report, published online Jan. 21 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for the management of patients with Williams syndrome (WS). Colleen A. Morris, M.D., from the University of Nevada in Reno, and Stephen R. Braddock, M.D., from Saint Louis University, reviewed the current literature …

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Metabolic syndrome associated with increased risk of blood clot recurrence

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People with metabolic syndrome—a set of conditions including obesity, impaired glucose metabolism, elevated levels of fats and cholesterol in the blood, and high blood pressure—are more likely to experience recurrent blood clots, according to a new study published today in Blood Advances. Among patients diagnosed with …

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The gene responsible for cognitive defects in Down syndrome

Credit: zenina | 123rf Learning and memory impairments in a Down syndrome mouse model were reversed by correcting expression of a gene that influences the generation of new neurons in the brain. The finding could pave the way to treat the cognitive impairment associated with the syndrome in humans. Adult …

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Patients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome

In this Nov. 18, 2019 image from video, Zach Ault of Paducah, Ky., is connected to medical monitors during an exercise test at the National Institutes of Health’s hospital in Bethesda, Md. Ault has ME/CFS, what once was called “chronic fatigue syndrome,” and is part of a unique study aiming …

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Jaw-strengthening teether designed for children with Down syndrome

Hannah Ferrill, a Purdue University alumna in industrial design from Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts, has developed a jaw-strengthening teether for children with Down syndrome. Credit: Purdue University A new product may assist infants with Down syndrome to eat and speak sooner by strengthening their jaw and tongue muscles. Children …

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Rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome remain high in U.S.

The rate of in-hospital births with neonatal abstinence syndrome was 6.7 per 1,000 births in 2016, according to a research letter published online Dec. 16 in JAMA Pediatrics. Andrea E. Strahan, Ph.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the 2016 …

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