Latest News

Breastfeeding possible deterrent to autism

The emergence of autism in young children appears to result from dysmyelination of brain neurons, related to inadequate supply of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) in the newborn. The deciency of IGF in affected infants may be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors yet to be determined. If this hypothesis is correct, breastfeeding in particular could increase IGF levels, thereby compensating for an inborn deciency of the growth factor.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Sensors used to monitor dangerous hits on football field

  • 'Abandoned' stroke survivors need better longer-term care, expert says

  • Black Republicans put most faith in US government

  • Bedside caregivers: Research shows opening visitation access improves patient satisfaction

  • Expectant mothers with epilepsy face tough choices over their medication

  • Possible cause of common dementia found, opening avenues for treatment

  • Lou Gehrig's disease study: Renewing brain's aging support cells may help neurons survive

  • Minutes in Criminal Procedures: Writing Style Influences Judges

  • Greater inequality within UK, USA than some developing countries, trade 'footprint' shows

  • Even mild depressive symptoms result in poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome

  •