Antibiotics in early life could affect brain development

Antibiotic exposure early in life could alter human brain development in areas responsible for cognitive and emotional functions, according to a Rutgers researcher. The laboratory study, published in the journal iScience, suggests that penicillin changes the microbiome—the trillions of beneficial microorganisms that live in and on our bodies—as well as gene expression, which allows cells […]

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Study IDs risk factors for irregular heartbeats in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients

New research will help doctors identify, treat and prevent potentially dangerous irregular heartbeats in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common heart condition in which the heart thickens and strains to pump blood. These chaotic heart rhythms are known as atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can be asymptomatic, but it can lead to blood clots, stroke or […]

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Treating specific symptoms of autism or ADHD can help children, even without a diagnosis

For individuals experiencing mental health difficulties, early access to support services and effective intervention can be life-altering. To access these services through the health-care system, however, most institutions require an official diagnosis. But what about those who have symptoms, but don’t quite meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis? These individuals may be overlooked […]

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