Dementia is the loss of thinking, memory, and reasoning skills to the extent that it seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. Dementia is not a disease itself but a group of symptoms caused by certain diseases or conditions.
Typically developing children begin to focus on human faces within the first few hours of life, and they learn to pick up social cues by paying special attention to other people’s eyes.
Children with autism, however, do not exhibit this sort of interest in eye-looking. In fact, a lack of eye contact is one of the diagnostic features of the disorder.
In 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio worldwide.
Last year, there were 223.
Talk with your coaches, parents, athletes, and others about concussion in sports and the steps to take to help prevent, recognize, and respond to this serious injury.
The US Food and Drug Administration has changed the labeling on long-acting opioids, such as OxyContin, in an effort to limit the use of these drugs to patients with severe refractory pain. Here’s is the Consumer Update from the FDA released today.
Autism advocates expected Obamacare to require insurers to cover treatment. But political pressure from states and insurers yielded a more ambiguous result.
New findings suggest that breaking a sweat during regular physical activity may lower your risk of having a stroke.
Inside Room 101 at Emerald Hills, a covert campaign was under way in the fall of 2008. Potentially lethal bed sores were spreading across Joan’s body, and workers were trying to improvise help.
A state-led study into several cases of anencephaly, a rare birth defect, in Yakima, Benton, and Franklin counties has discovered no common exposures, conditions, or causes.
New bioengineering technologies have the potential to greatly advance the lives of persons with paralysis, as well as amputation and numerous neuromuscular disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and others.
Valproate medications include valproate sodium (Depacon), divalproex sodium (Depakote, Depakote CP, and Depakote ER), valproic acid (Depakene and Stavzor), and their generics should never be used by pregnant women for the prevention of migraines, FDA warns.
The “transdermal” system delivers the migraine drug sumatriptan through the skin from a patch that can be wrapped around a patient’s upper arm or thigh.