CHLA launches first clinical trial for Down syndrome regression disorder with $5.3 million NIH grant

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has launched the first clinical trial for Down syndrome regression disorder (DSRD), a rare and debilitating condition that affects adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome.…

Scientists illuminate the molecular events underlying childhood movement disorder

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with a team from Queen Mary University of London, have illuminated the molecular events underlying…

Zinc could improve the brain defects caused by rare genetic disorder

Pediatric encephalopathies of genetic origin cause severe motor and intellectual disabilities from birth. One of these diseases, first identified in 2013, is caused by mutations in the GNAO1 gene. In…

PCOS and infertility: FAQs on commonest hormonal disorder, inability to conceive | Health

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the commonest hormonal disorder in the reproductive age group where women having PCOS will exhibit symptoms such as irregular periods, weight gain, acne, excessive hair growth…

Getting Pregnant Spiraled Me Into An Eating Disorder

I used to eat and then throw up my food.  But that was way back in my 20s. A time of huge change: I moved countries, moved cities, broke up with…

Let’s Talk About Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a serious health condition that affects women physically and mentally. It can result in the breakdown of relationships, the loss of employment and in severe…

Maternal personality disorder symptoms associated with insecure attachment in adolescent offspring

It should come as no great surprise that mothers have profound influence on their children. But what about mothers who have their own personality disorder symptoms, such as problems getting…

Opioid use disorder treatment during pregnancy can minimize adverse impacts on the fetal brain

Treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder can help minimize opioid-related brain abnormalities in their newborns. Led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai, this is the first study to report evidence validating…

Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder that occurs in as many as 5% of all children. ADHD is also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Kids with ADHD have the…

Machine-learning approach predicts development of conduct disorder with high accuracy

Conduct disorder (CD) is a common yet complex psychiatric disorder featuring aggressive and destructive behavior. Factors contributing to the development of CD span biological, psychological, and social domains. Researchers have…