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4 Things that can Make Scoliosis Worse

Scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine) can develop for multiple reasons. Typically with idiopathic scoliosis (that develops in young patients), the spinal curvature won’t get any worse once the child finishes going through puberty. However, in some cases and with certain patients, scoliosis can get worse due to specific factors. In this article,...

Multiple Sclerosis stem cell treatment ‘helps patients walk again’

MS is currently incurable A new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has enabled some patients to walk again by “rebooting” their immune systems. As part of a clinical trial at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital involving around 20 patients, scientists used stem cells to carry out a bone marrow transplant. The method known as an autologous haematopoietic stem...

8 Things you might not know about child abuse:Term Life

In Oregon, 10,630 children were victims of abuse or neglect in *2013. In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, blue ribbons are hanging from a tree at the state Capitol to symbolize the victims affected each year. Here are eight facts about child abuse you might not know: •Child abuse is more than just...

10 Amazing Discoveries In Breast Cancer

Each year, major discoveries in breast cancer research show that great progress is being made to overcome the disease. But with one in eight women in the UK being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life, there is still a long way to go. “Forty years ago, the five-year survival rate...

If You Don’t Have ADHD, You’ll Never Understand These Things

If you have ADHD, I’m sure people tell you all the time that it’s a disability. People look at ADHD as a terrible condition that hinders you from leading a happy, productive life, but that’s not necessarily true.Sure, ADHD can make sitting behind a desk for hours extremely difficult, but it doesn’t mean that...

My Child has Sickle Cell Disease. 5 Little Things You Can Do That Make a Big Difference.-Term Life

Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disorder in the United States, much more common than people realize. There are about 100,000 people in the U.S. living with sickle cell: with a large part of that number being children. Here are some tips on how to care for, or improve the care of a...

Pa. Senate approves controversial change in child-abuse law

HARRISBURG — In a victory for the Catholic Church and a rebuke to the House of Representatives, the Senate voted Thursday to change the state’s child-sex abuse laws, but only after removing a contentious provision that would have let victims from as far back as the 1970s sue their attackers and private institutions.With a...

20 Health Conditions That Mimic ADHD

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactive disorder, is diagnosed through mere observation of symptoms and not by any sort of scientific testing. There are no brain scans, blood tests, or biological readings to determine the presence of ADHD, just a myriad of behavioral and psychological symptoms. Although many of the symptoms arise from an...

17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

Research shows that students with ADHD can concentrate better when they’re allowed to fidget (here’s a link to the study). But what if this becomes a distraction for the rest of the class? We received hundreds of Facebook comments from teachers, parents, and students with great ideas for letting students quietly fidget, and here...

Newer antipsychotics for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder generally requires lifelong medication. Today, second generation antipsychotics (SGA) are sometimes used for maintenance treatment, either as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or other mood stabilisers. SGA is prescribed in relatively high numbers of cases of bipolar disorder. According to The Swedish National Quality Register for Bipolar Disorder, a com­bina­tion of SGA...

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