The topic of autism is a charged one. Maybe it’s because it isn’t a simple diagnosis; there are many roads to autism. Most of them are probably genetic, some of them are likely environmental, and none of them are related to vaccination (sorry to burst your bubble anti vax people, it’s called science). 815 more words
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Convulsive seizures and SUDEP in a mouse model of SCN8A related epileptic encephalopathy.
De novo mutations of the voltage-gated sodium channel gene SCN8A have recently been recognized as a cause of epileptic encephalopathy, which is characterized by refractory seizures with developmental delay and cognitive disability. 220 more words
Exposure to Air Pollution From Traffic and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Swedish Twins.
Recent studies have reported associations between air pollution exposure and neurodevelopmental disorders in children, but the role of pre- and postnatal exposure has not been elucidated. 222 more words
There are roughly 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the U.K, but is the NHS under-performing compared to foreign health care? 762 more words
Antibiotics Associated With Increased Risk of New-Onset Crohn’s Disease But Not Ulcerative Colitis: A Meta-Analysis
The objective of this study was to perform a meta-analysis investigating antibiotic exposure as a risk factor for developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 188 more words
Written by: Ross Finesmith, M.D.
Many patients require medical evaluation for altered or impaired mental status. The onset can be rapid, gradual and even intermittent. Accurate assessment of mental status is a crucial step in deciding the most effective treatment of patients. 1,767 more words