New vaccine trial could protect new-born babies from CMV
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by James Morelli-Green
The Royal Free Hospital has begun trials for a vaccine that could protect thousands of babies from a common but potentially deadly virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV).
A unique genetic mutation may be a contributing factor of autism, according to a new study
Posted on 8 Jul 2019 by James Morelli-Green
A unique genetic mutation may play a decisive role in early brain development and be a contributing factor in Autism, according to recent research.
Mental health crisis among children in the UK
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by James Morelli-Green
The Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed that councils are experiencing a huge surge in the number of children with mental health disorders, in what experts have called a “children’s mental health crisis”.
Study links dietary chemical with possible autism therapy
Posted on 1 Jul 2019 by James Morelli-Green
A compound that is derived from vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could limit the impact of specific mutations in a common autism gene, according to a new study.
Thousands of SEND pupils are not getting the support they need
Posted on 25 Jun 2019 by James Morelli-Green
According to Newsnight, more than 1,500 children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are without a school place in England, with some waiting up to two years for provision.
Study explores the possible link between processed food and autism
Posted on 24 Jun 2019 by James Morelli-Green
A study by the University of Central Florida (UCF) has explored the possibility of a link between the consumption of processed food by pregnant women and autism.
Down syndrome could potentially be treated in the womb
Posted on 18 Jun 2019 by James Morelli-Green
According to a new Rutgers-led study, targeting a key gene in the womb could potentially lead to a treatment for Down syndrome, by reversing abnormal embryonic brain development and improving cognitive function after birth.
New discovery could improve Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapies
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by James Morelli-Green
A new study has discovered a protein that could improve therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which is the most common fatal genetic disorder in children.
Mental health crisis among children
Posted on 11 Jun 2019 by James Morelli-Green
According to Barnardo’s, Britain is ‘sleepwalking’ into a mental health crisis among children because parents are allowing their toddlers on social media from the age of two, 11 years before they should be.
ADHD is often missed in girls, but why?
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by James Morelli-Green
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is routinely missed in girls, with young boys often the focus of diagnosis, but why?