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2013-10-30 15:59:23

Improving standing balance in children with cerebral palsy is crucial to improve cognitive and motor functions. Studies have shown differences in sitting balance between children with cerebral palsy and normal children. Are there differences in standing balance between children with diplegic and hemiplegic cerebral palsy? Valeska Gatica Rojas and colleagues from the Laboratory of Human Motor Control, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Talca, Chile detected standing posture balance in...

2013-10-30 14:16:35

Rutgers University scientists also find strong evidence of a genetic connection in areas of social skills and repetitive behaviors Lorenzo Miodus-Santini an 11-year-old sixth-grader from Princeton, who was classified as autistic at only 13 months old, was never a big talker. As an infant he didn't babble or coo. When he was a toddler beginning to speak, he would learn one word but forget another. His older brother, Christian, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, shared some similar...

2013-10-29 23:37:18

Understanding Essential Tremor: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Los Angeles, Calif. on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion (Education Center Rooms 6 & 7) located at 127 South San Vicente Blvd in Los...

2013-10-25 23:02:37

Brain Balance Achievement Centers offer children assistance with behavioral, social and learning difficulties. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 With school back in session, Brain Balance Achievement Centers can help children combat behavioral and learning difficulties without the use of medication. Brain Balance believes that the brain can be changed – something once thought to be impossible. It recognizes that many of these disorders are caused by functional disconnection, an...

2013-10-23 23:05:00

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation celebrates National Sensory Awareness Month by rolling out a new membership program. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 October is National Sensory Awareness month and the Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation announces a new membership program which supports funding for research for sensory processing disorder (SPD), a disorder that affects over 4 million Americans. The membership program is open to both professionals and families or...

2013-10-17 23:27:37

Dr. Gravori, a board-certified spine and neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of back, neck, and spinal conditions, recently launched a new website dedicated to laser and minimally invasive spinal procedures. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Todd Gravori, MD, FACS, QME, is proud to announce the launch of his new website, http://www.ProMedSpine.com, which is aimed at providing patients with the most up-to-date knowledge of various spinal and neurological conditions and...

2013-10-17 23:01:53

A diverse team of physicians has announced today the opening of the CRPS Institute to treat a mysterious chronic pain disorder. This is the only institute in the US dedicated solely to the treatment of this condition suffered by over 3 million people. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as RSD, is a chronic pain condition that is classified by unrelenting pain in the extremities and has no defined cause. This condition is three times...

Video Learning Helps Autism Kids Learn Social Skills
2013-10-17 13:32:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a video-based teaching technique that could help improve important social skills in teens who have autism. Scientists writing in the journal Exceptional Children say they have developed a group video teaching technique to improve social skills among individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This video method could be adapted by schools with limited resources to help students with the disorder. “Teaching...

2013-10-17 11:09:05

Recent US data indicate 78 percent rise in prevalence of autism among 8 year olds in 2004-08 The number of newly diagnosed cases of autism has leveled off in the UK after a five-fold surge during the 1990s, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. The findings differ from widely publicized results issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last year, which reported a 78% increase in the prevalence of the condition in eight year old children between...


Latest neurological disorders Reference Libraries

Cephalalgia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:12:25

Cephalalgia is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the International Headache Society. The journal is subtitled 'An International Journal of Headache'. The journal was established in 1981 and is published tri-weekly (or 16 times per year). It was previously published by Blackwell Publishing. The editor-in-chief is David W. Dodick of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Cephalalgia provides an international forum for research, review and discussions on...

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2011-02-23 21:04:53

St. Louis Encephalitis is a disease caused by the Culex mosquito borne St. Louis Encephalitis virus. It is related to Japanese encephalitis virus and is a member of the Flaviviridae subgroup. It mainly affects the United States and occasionally hits Canada and Mexico. The name goes back to 1933 within five weeks in autumn an encephalitis epidemic of explosive proportions broke out in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri. Over 1000 cases were reported and the National Institute of Health...

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2011-02-17 16:02:53

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) is a viral disease, spread by rodents, that presents as aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, or meningoencephalitis. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV) is the causative agent and is a member of the Arenaviridae family. The name is from the tendency of an individual to have high levels of lymphocytes during infection. It is spread by the common house mouse. Mice become chronically infected by keeping the virus in their blood. Female mice will...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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