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New study sheds light on how sleep-deprived lifestyles might impair brain function

August 23, 2019

However subtle, having tired neurons did interfere with task performance. If neurons switched off in the motor cortex within a split second before a rat tried to reach for a sugar pellet, it decreased its likelihood of success by 37.5 percent. And the overall number of such misses increased significantly with prolonged wakefulness. This suggests that tired neurons, and accompanying increases in slow wave activity, might help to account for the impaired performance of sleep-deprived people who ma...

Novel strategy for physicians to detect Autism Syndrome Disorder in babies

August 22, 2019

"When we started giving parents the survey, I found that they listened more carefully to what I had to share with them and paid more attention to their child's development," said pediatrician Chrystal E. de Freitas, MD, FAAP, who participated in the study. "In addition to giving me the opportunity to do a more thorough evaluation, it allowed parents time to process the information that their child might have a development delay or autism - a message no parent wants to hear. But, b...

State roundup: Single-payer bill advances in Vt. Legislature

August 21, 2019

The Texas Tribune: Has Texas Patient Privacy Bill Hit a Snag? Rep. Lois Kolkhorst's bill to further protect Texans' private medical information looks stuck; it's been three weeks since it passed out of committee, and it hasn't yet been set for a House vote. But the Brenham Republican says she's confident the measure ?? one of her top priorities this session ?? will move soon. ... "It's incumbent on us to set the bar very high because we're moving into a new era," [she said] ... Oppon...

State news: Calif. report faults screening of in-home care providers

August 20, 2019

The Lund Report (Oregon health news): Tort Reform Or Else Republicans on a joint committee charged with transforming the Oregon Health Plan made their first bold move Wednesday night saying without medical malpractice reform they can't support one of Governor John Kitzhaber's signature proposals this legislative session. A first draft of a bill emerged this week in the Joint Committee on Health Care Transformation that's attempting to incorporate eight weeks of recommendations from a broad group...

EMQ FamiliesFirst offers Therapeutic Behavioral Services Program in Monterey County

August 19, 2019

The Lund Report (Oregon health news): Tort Reform Or Else Republicans on a joint committee charged with transforming the Oregon Health Plan made their first bold move Wednesday night saying without medical malpractice reform they can't support one of Governor John Kitzhaber's signature proposals this legislative session. A first draft of a bill emerged this week in the Joint Committee on Health Care Transformation that's attempting to incorporate eight weeks of recommendations from a broad group...