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August twenty fifth, 2014

05:51 PM ET

Have you ever ever answered the telephone within the morning to find it was really your alarm clock going off, or had a dialog in the midst of the evening and woken up the subsequent day with no recollection of it?

A brand new examine suggests you aren’t alone. Researchers discovered many people have had an identical expertise in our lifetime.

The examine, out Monday within the journal Neurology, says one in each seven folks endure from sleep “drunkenness” dysfunction, additionally known as confusional arousal.

Confusional arousal is when an individual wakes up and stays in a confused state for a sure time frame earlier than both going again to sleep or absolutely waking up.
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August 18th, 2014

11:10 AM ET

Over the previous half century, the prevalence of childhood disabilities in the US has been on the rise, presumably resulting from an elevated consciousness about these points. Now a examine printed on this week’s on-line situation of Pediatrics suggests the character of these newly recognized disabilities is altering.

The report, “Altering Developments of Childhood Incapacity, 2001-2011″ discovered the variety of American kids with disabilities rose 16% over a 10-year interval. Whereas there was a famous decline in bodily issues, there was a big improve in disabilities categorised as neurodevelopmental circumstances or psychological well being points, akin to ADHD and autism.

“We discovered that that bodily incapacity well being circumstances in kids have been down 12%, however the disabilities associated to psychological and neurodevelopmental well being went up 21%,” stated lead examine writer Dr. Amy Houtrow, chief of the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medication at Youngsters’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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August 14th, 2014

10:12 AM ET

The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration has accepted an at-home colon most cancers check. Known as Cologuard , it’s the first stool-based screening check that detects sure DNA mutations and crimson blood cells that might be indications of colorectal most cancers, in line with the FDA. The check, which is ordered by means of a physician’s workplace, could be finished at dwelling.

“Not like many different screening choices, Cologuard doesn’t require remedy or dietary restrictions, or bowel preparation previous to taking the check,” the producer says.

The FDA says Cologuard might be used to assist decide who’s liable to growing colorectal most cancers at its earliest phases when the most cancers continues to be asymptomatic. The company accepted the check this week.
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August twelfth, 2014

04:38 PM ET

College kids get low marks in the case of spreading germs, typically sharing bugs with their classmates. So scientists puzzled if placing hand sanitizers into elementary college school rooms would result in fewer absences.

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Researchers in New Zealand got down to uncover if utilizing alcohol-based hand sanitizers, along with common hand washing, would in the reduction of on absentee charges in faculties.

They recruited 68 major faculties, and all college students got a half-hour hygiene lesson. They then assigned half of the colleges to a management group the place kids washed their palms with cleaning soap and water. The colleges within the intervention group did the identical, however have been additionally requested to make use of classroom hand sanitizers once they coughed or sneezed, and earlier than meals.
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July twenty eighth, 2014

03:31 PM ET

Excellent news for runners: A brand new examine printed within the Journal of the American Faculty of Cardiology suggests operating, even for a couple of minutes a day, can scale back your threat of dying from coronary heart illness – whether or not you plod alongside or go at race pace.

Researchers studied greater than 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year interval, taking a look at their general well being, whether or not they ran and the way lengthy they lived.

In comparison with nonrunners, those that ran had a 30% decrease threat of loss of life from all causes and a forty five% decrease threat of loss of life from heart problems, investigators discovered. In truth, runners on common lived three years longer than those that didn’t hit the pavement. When knowledge was damaged down by age, intercourse, physique mass index, and smoking and alcohol use, the advantages have been nonetheless the identical.
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July twenty fourth, 2014

02:07 PM ET

Docs typically recommend taking acetaminophen for low again ache reduction. However in line with a brand new examine, the favored painkiller isn’t any more practical in assuaging an aching again than letting the ache naturally subside.

A examine printed Thursday in The Lancet discovered sufferers who took acetaminophen for low again ache had the identical restoration time as those that took a placebo, or sugar tablet. The examine was partially funded by GlaxoSmithKline, an organization that manufactures medication containing acetaminophen.

Researchers in Australia checked out 1,643 sufferers with acute low again ache. Every was assigned to a distinct group for the experiment. The primary group of 550 sufferers took six 665-milligram tablets of acetaminophen a day in addition to one to 2 placebo tablets.
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July twenty second, 2014

01:23 PM ET

Genetics performs extra of a task within the improvement of autism than environmental causes, in line with new analysis printed Sunday in Nature Genetics.

The examine discovered that 52% of autism threat comes from widespread genes, whereas solely 2.6% are attributed to spontaneous mutations brought on by, amongst different issues, environmental elements.

“These genetic variations are widespread sufficient that most individuals are more likely to have some,” stated Joseph Buxbaum, a researcher on the Mount Sinai College of Medication and one of many lead authors on the examine. “Each has a tiny impact on autism threat, and plenty of lots of or hundreds collectively make a major threat.”
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July fifteenth, 2014

03:09 PM ET

Infants normally begin talking by their first birthday. However new analysis suggests speaking to your child stimulates his mind properly earlier than she utters these first phrases.

For the examine, printed Monday within the journal Proceedings of the Nationwide Academy of Sciences, the authors in contrast how 7- and 11-month-old infants from English-speaking households processed sounds from English and Spanish.

Researchers on the College of Washington checked out 57 infants who have been 7, 11 and 12 months previous. The infants sat in an egg-shaped, noninvasive mind scanner that measures mind activation and listened to speech sounds performed over a loudspeaker.

The researchers examined patterns of mind activation in areas of the mind that analyze sound, in addition to areas that plan the motor actions required to supply speech.
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July 14th, 2014

11:03 AM ET

Are you aware the distinction between teaspoons and tablespoons?

Many mother and father don’t, in line with a examine printed Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which discovered greater than 10,000 calls to the poison middle every year are resulting from liquid remedy dosage errors.

The examine says a part of the explanation mother and father could also be confused is as a result of a variety of measurement models – akin to teaspoons, tablespoons and milliliters – are sometimes used interchangeably on labels for prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

Dad and mom who used the teaspoon and tablespoon dosage have been more likely to make use of kitchen spoons to measure their little one’s remedy and have been twice as more likely to make an error in remedy, in line with the examine. Dad and mom who measured their little one’s remedy in milliliters have been a lot much less more likely to make a dosage mistake.

About 40% of fogeys within the examine incorrectly measured the dose their physician prescribed.
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July 4th, 2014

11:14 AM ET

Here is a roundup of 5 medical research printed this week that may offer you new insights into your well being, thoughts and physique. Keep in mind, correlation just isn’t causation – so if a examine finds a connection between two issues, it doesn’t suggest that one causes the opposite.

Motörhead is among the most hardcore rock ’n’ roll acts on Earth
Journal: The Lancet

That Motörhead has the popularity as probably the most hardcore rock’n’roll acts on earth could not shock you. However discovering proof to help this declare in one of many main medical journals may.

In keeping with a case examine printed Thursday in The Lancet, a person “developed a power subdural hematoma (bleeding within the mind) after headbanging at a Motörhead live performance.”
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