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Study Shows Benefits of Delayed Cord Clamping in Healthy Babies

[Source:  Medical X-Press] A five-minute delay in the clamping of healthy infants’ umbilical cords results in increased iron stores and brain myelin in areas important for early-life functional development, a new University of Rhode Island nursing study has found. “When … Continue reading

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Learning a Second Alphabet for a First Language

[Source:  Science Daily] A part of the brain that maps letters to sounds can acquire a second, visually distinct alphabet for the same language, according to a study of English speakers. The research challenges theoretical constraints on the range of … Continue reading

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Congress Considers Renewal Of Autism Act

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Lawmakers are looking to secure over $1 billion in the coming years for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism, including additional support for adults on the spectrum. A bill introduced late last week … Continue reading

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Study Finds Younger Kids Missing Out on ADHD Treatment and Support

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are missing out on assessment and treatment according to new research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Contrary to popular perceptions, the study of early to mid-primary school aged children … Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy At Center Of Netflix Comedy

[Source:  Disability Scoop] The forthcoming Netflix comedy “Special” is loosely based on the life of its star, Ryan O’Connell. (Netflix) Netflix is picking up a comedy series about a man with cerebral palsy that has the backing of a “Big … Continue reading

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