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2012-10-15 14:52:39

Professor Philip Gorwood, CMME, Hôpital Sainte-Anne ; INSERM U894 Centre de Psychiatrie et de Neurosciences, France "Addiction is a brain disease" was the title of an editorial in the renowned journal "Science" 15 years ago. The author argued that recognising addiction as a disorder of the brain can impact society´s overall health and social policy strategies and help diminish the health and social costs associated with drug abuse and addiction (Leshner, 1997). Such a...

Gluten And T-Cell Observations Offer Insight Into Celiac Disease
2012-10-12 11:48:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Observations of the relationship between gluten and T-cells in the immune system have allowed researchers from Monash University to get a better understanding on how celiac disease comes into being. According to the scientists, the disorder impacts a significant part of the population--specifically 1 in 133 people. Due to immune response genes HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8, almost half of the population is susceptible to contracting celiac...

Dyslexia Roots Studied
2012-09-21 06:45:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Five percent. That´s the number of people who suffer from dyslexia worldwide, according to researchers at the College of Science at Northeastern University. Even with the number of people who suffer from the disorder, there still isn´t a clear reason as to what causes the disorder. With this in mind, a collaborative study was completed by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Western Galilee College, McGill...

Sleep Apnea Not Just A Male Problem, Rising Number Of Women Also Have Disorder
2012-08-16 07:52:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder linked to cardiovascular disease and found predominantly in men, may be growing as a problem for women as well, according to a new Swedish study. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which frequent pauses in breathing of 10 to 30 seconds occur during sleep, and can occur numerous, perhaps hundreds of times, throughout the night. The disorder increases with age and has long been associated...

Increased Risk of Self-Injury and Suicide Attempts for Girls with ADHD
2012-08-15 12:44:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) discovered that girls with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to attempt self-injury and suicide as they become older. To begin, families and girls with ADHD hope that symptoms like disruptive behavior and fidgety actions will decrease as they mature. However, the study from UC Berkeley showed that these girls tend to internalize...

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2012-08-07 19:15:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Psychologists have, for many years, considered the hoarding disorder to be an arm of OCD. Now, new research is challenging this notion, saying those with a hoarding disorder simply make decisions differently than others. The new study has been published in the Journal of American Medical Association and shows the brainwaves in patients with the hoarding disorder move differently than those with OCD, suggesting a biological...

2012-08-02 02:30:15

LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC), a rare disorder that causes sporadic paralysis of the limbs and a range of other developmental challenges, has recently been given hope for a cure. Thanks to a grant in 2010 by the Pepsi Refresh Project and parental involvement throughout, a collaborative effort of prominent researchers at both Duke University and the University of Utah has resulted in identifying one of the key causes of the disorder -...

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2012-07-13 07:06:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 5 million. That´s the number of people in the U.S. suffering from Alzheimer´s disease, according to a recent CNN article. Scientists recently announced that they had discovered a gene that fights Alzheimer´s. This is a positive step forward as the gene could help develop treatments to fight the disorder. In the journal Nature, researchers explained how the gene that caused an early form of Alzheimer´s could also be...

Searching For Autism's Chemical Clues
2012-07-09 16:35:57

If scientists can find distinctive patterns of chemicals in the urine of children with autism, a diagnostic test based on biology -- so far elusive -- could be within reach. On her laptop computer one recent afternoon, University at Buffalo researcher Charmion Cruickshank calls up a mass spectrometry readout showing the breakdown of chemicals in the urine of a child with autism. She has similar information for nine other children -- four with the disorder and five without -- and she has...

2012-07-04 01:22:04

A recent study by Erika J. Wolf, PhD, and Principal Investigator Mark W. Miller, PhD, both from the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), found an association between post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociation. The findings, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, suggest that symptoms of dissociation, which reflect problems in consciousness and awareness, are a prominent...