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Minimal cognitive benefits gained through breast-feeding

May 15, 2017

No statistically significant cognitive benefits due to breast-feeding were demonstrated by the time children enter school at 5 years, although reduced hyperactivity was noted at younger ages, according to study in Pediatrics.

“The medical benefits of breast-feeding for both mother and child are considered numerous and well documented,” Lisa-Christine Girard, PhD, and colleagues wrote. “Yet the effect of breast-feeding on general cognitive abilities has been a topic of debate for nearly a century. The majority of studies in this field are observational; thus, the casual implications of breast-feeding are questionable given the inherent difficulty in controlling for selection into breast-feeding.”

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High, low BMI linked to migraine risk

May 11, 2017
People who are either obese or underweight have an increased risk for migraine, according to data published in Neurology. “Both migraine and obesity are…
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Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

May 9, 2017
Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a concussion, according
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FDA approves Brineura for type of Batten disease

April 28, 2017
The FDA has approved cerliponase alfa to curb the loss of ambulation among patients aged 3 years and older diagnosed with late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis…
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In the Journals

Minimal cognitive benefits gained through breast-feeding

May 15, 2017
No statistically significant cognitive benefits due to breast-feeding were demonstrated by the time children enter school at 5 years, although

In the Journals

High, low BMI linked to migraine risk

May 11, 2017
People who are either obese or underweight have an increased risk for migraine, according to data published in Neurology. “Both migraine and…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

May 9, 2017
Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a

In the Journals

FDA approves Brineura for type of Batten disease

April 28, 2017
The FDA has approved cerliponase alfa to curb the loss of ambulation among patients aged 3 years and older diagnosed with late infantile neuronal…

Meeting News

Apomorphine may reduce ‘off’ time for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease

April 26, 2017
Apomorphine may provide relief for patients with Parkinson’s disease during periods of immobility related to temporary unresponsiveness to…

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Younger adults experiencing more ischemic strokes, CV risk factors

April 26, 2017
Even with the decrease of stroke mortality rates in older adults, hospitalization rates for ischemic stroke and traditional stroke risk factors are…

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Childhood lead exposure associated with lower IQ, socioeconomic decline in adulthood

April 26, 2017
Children in New Zealand exposed to high lead levels exhibited lower cognitive function, socioeconomic status and declines in IQ scores by age 38

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Hospital-based primary care settings more likely to provide unnecessary services

April 21, 2017
Patients with common conditions such as upper respiratory tract infections, back pain and headaches are more likely to receive unnecessary tests and…

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Concussion increases risk for cognitive, psychiatric impairments in hockey players

April 21, 2017
Recent findings indicated small objective associations between exposure to concussion and cognitive impairment in retired professional hockey…

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Diet drinks may be associated with stroke, dementia

April 20, 2017
Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage per week was associated with a higher rate of stroke and dementia vs. less than one beverage…

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