Two treatments for autism found to help toddlers equally

The treatments, or intervention methods, delivered by specialized staff to the very young, during the study were either the Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) or Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). The researchers found negligible overall effects on receptive or expressive language development, nonverbal abilities, or autism symptom severity after one year of direct intervention, which […]

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Using post-mortem MRI scans to study association between physical activity and cognition in older adults

A team of researchers working at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago, has found that it is possible to use post-mortem MRI scans to study associations between physical activity and cognition in older adults. They have written a paper describing their work and have uploaded it to the open-access site, PLOS ONE. Prior research […]

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Cell-type-specific insight into the function of risk factors in coronary artery disease

Using single cell technology, a new study sheds light on the significance of genetic risk factors for, and the diversity of cells involved in, the development of coronary artery disease. The researchers analyzed human atherosclerotic lesions to map the chromatin accessibility of more than 7,000 cells. The chromatin accessibility is known to reflect active regions […]

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Telephone consults convenient, effective for gynecological care

Gynecology outpatients receiving telephone consultations (TCs) mostly describe their experience as good or very good, with positive themes including convenience and effectiveness, according to a study published online May 25 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Zarnigar Khan, from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, and colleagues examined patient perspectives […]

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Multimodal analgesia: The new ‘standard of care’ for pain control after total joint replacement

Until relatively recently, opioids were a mainstay of treatment for pain following total hip or knee replacement. Today, a growing body of evidence supports the use of multimodal analgesia—combinations of different techniques and medications to optimize pain management while reducing the use and risks of opioids, according to a paper in The Journal of Bone […]

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