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Unilateral cerebral palsy hand-arm function improved by magic?

Unilateral cerebral palsy hand-arm function improved by magic?
Posted on 4 Feb 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

A spellbinding study has found that teaching children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP) magic tricks can help to enhance their hand and arm functions – improving their ability to do everyday tasks.


Down’s syndrome charity hosts a ‘Moochathon’ fundraiser

Down’s syndrome charity hosts a ‘Moochathon’ fundraiser
Posted on 29 Jan 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

A Down’s syndrome charity is holding a ‘Moochathon’ on 23 March to raise awareness for ‘World Down’s Syndrome Day’ and to also help support people with the genetic disorder.


Changing neuron behaviour to combat seizures

Changing neuron behaviour to combat seizures
Posted on 28 Jan 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

Dravet syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy which can cause children as young as three months to have seizures in which their limbs will jerk repeatedly. Further on in life – when the children are toddlers – these can


Café hires young people with Down’s syndrome to help boost their CVs

Café hires young people with Down’s syndrome to help boost their CVs
Posted on 22 Jan 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

After a successful period in March 2018, a café staffed by young people with Down’s syndrome has recently opened.


Electrical stimulation could relieve dysphagia in children with cerebral palsy

Electrical stimulation could relieve dysphagia in children with cerebral palsy
Posted on 21 Jan 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

Research published in Acta Neurologica Belgica has found that electrical stimulation may assist children with cerebral palsy (CP) who suffer from difficulty swallowing.


Gene editing technique CRISPR may be the key to treating muscular dystrophy, finds new research

Gene editing technique CRISPR may be the key to treating muscular dystrophy, finds new research
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

CRISPR is a gene editing technique that is inspired by the body’s natural ability to defend itself from viruses. It is primarily used to treat inherited diseases by replacing mutations in the genome to alter DNA sequences.


Hospital introduces Medibears to reassure children with learning difficulties

Hospital introduces Medibears to reassure children with learning difficulties
Posted on 8 Jan 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

Medical teddy bears have been specifically designed to help explain to young hospital patients, particularly those with learning difficulties, what happens during their treatment.


Children with cerebral palsy at higher risk of mental illness, suggests study

Children with cerebral palsy at higher risk of mental illness, suggests study
Posted on 7 Jan 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

Children with cerebral palsy are more at risk of mental health disorders, a new study has revealed.


Early Christmas present for girl with cerebral palsy as she takes her first steps

Early Christmas present for girl with cerebral palsy as she takes her first steps
Posted on 18 Dec 2018 by EnViva Paediatric

A brave six-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has been able to take her first steps just before Christmas, after her family’s fundraising efforts enabled her to have the operation she desperately needed to be able to walk. Ellice Barr was


Study challenges common belief that Rett Syndrome is rarely inherited

Study challenges common belief that Rett Syndrome is rarely inherited
Posted on 17 Dec 2018 by EnViva Paediatric

A new study published in recent days challenges the commonly-held belief that Rett Syndrome is rarely an inherited condition.


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