Genetic Link Found In Children With Kidney Defects And Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mutations present in children born with kidney defects are known to cause neurodevelopmental delay or mental illness, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Around 10 percent of kids with kidney defects have these mutations in their genomes, also known to be associated with mental illness and neurodevelopmental delay...
Prescription Drug Addiction Is Now An Epidemic
The abuse of prescription drugs is currently an epidemic because doctors are treating pain differently now than in past years. Drug abuse was recently referred to as an "epidemic" in a newspaper article by a Nebraska State Patrol investigator. "Clinically, it's a very common problem," added Aly Hassan, M.D...
Muscle Paralysis In Dreaming Sleep, Mechanism Identified
Scientists have discovered what goes on when the brain mediates in inhibiting the critical breathing muscles during REM (rapid eye movement) when a person is sleeping, a report published in the Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine revealed. The authors, from the University of Toronto, Canada, explained that during REM sleep, there is a profound inhibition of muscle activity...