The question of whether autism can be caused by vaccination with the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine can be put to bed once again, and the answer is still 'no.' In 1998, the British medical journal The Lancet published a paper by Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his colleagues titled “Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children”. It looked at a population of twelve children who had simultaneously developed a bowel disorder, nine of whom also had symptoms of autism, and suggested that both sets of symptoms occurred after the ...
Don't Sugarcoat It
Sugary drinks and foods may increase risk of heart disease in adulthood, according to a news study from Emory University.
The Worst Kind of Hand-Me-Down
A new study has found that the children of parents who smoke face an increased risk of hypertension in childhood, which can lead to cardiovascular problems as adults.
This Is an Intervention
As America becomes increasingly aware of its childhood obesity problem, various actors are getting involved to thwart the growth of this epidemic.
The brain consists of a complex web of connections. In order for people to integrate and synthesize information from various parts of the brain, brain cells create long-distance links between one another.
Hitting the Bone Cancer Bullseye
Researchers at the University of Nottingham are testing a theory that a so-called friendly bacteria can be used to kill bone-cancer cells.
Guideline for a Post-Op Sundae
The January issue of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery will include a new clinical practice guideline concerning the care and management of children facing tonsillectomy.
Two Is Better Than One
Researchers from Yale University and Colombia University recently tested the efficacy of a two dose vaccination for varicella, also known as chickenpox.
What the Kids Are Talking About
A new study by Ratib Lekhal the Norwegian Institute of Public Health examines the relationship between the type of child care that children receive and the development of their language skills.
The Magic of Mother's Milk
A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that adolescents who were breastfed as babies exhibit a healthier physical condition than those who were not breastfed.