New study shows that some kids on the autism spectrum see improved social skills with therapy; others don’t
Some of the 7,000 children studied were identified as “bloomers,” who start out high on the spectrum but improve greatly once starting elementary school.
Further investigations are resulting in many of the children being reinstated, and their being cut is suspected to be the result of errors in paperwork. However, that’s not the case for all.
Researchers have found that such programs decrease patient stress and improve quality of life; and there is a nascent body of evidence suggesting that, because of such improvements, arts programs can actually save on health-care costs.
People with fibromyalgia suffer from intense pain all over their bodies. They may feel tired all the time, have trouble sleeping, become anxious or depressed and suffer from other conditions such as irritable bowel and arthritis.
Chickenpox vaccine has dramatically cut deaths from the disease, especially in children, says a new government study proclaiming an important public health victory, reports Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Parents are often concerned when their children don’t start talking during the average time frame, but studies show that late talkers have no abnormal behavioral problems later on.
Some experts say that the increase in ER visits may be due to growing awareness about brain injuries.
The medical community differs over whether or not young children can be diagnosed with depression.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will use Good Shepard’s facilities to provide rehab for patients.
According to the study, kids who were spanked often were twice as likely as those who weren’t spanked to develop aggressive behaviors such as getting into fights, destroying things or being mean to others, reports Reuters.