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CDC: More Young Children with ADHD Could Benefit from Behavior Therapy
More young children 2-5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could benefit from psychological services - including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) latest Vital Signs report urges healthcare providers to refer parents of young children with ADHD for training in behavior therapy before prescribing medicine to treat the disorder. ADHD is a biological disorder that causes hyperactivity, ...
Posted on: May 04, 2016
Canadian Autism Partnership Project Launches Online Survey
The Canadian Autism Partnership Project (CAPP) has launched a national online survey to explore how a Canadian partnership could improve the autism landscape in this country. "Autism is a complex health, social and economic issue that requires urgent action. A national partnership is critical to ensuring efficient, effective solutions are put in place to address what is being called a health crisis in this country," said CAPP chair Cynthia Carroll. The survey, which will run until June 30, will gather ...
Posted on: May 03, 2016
Leigh Steinberg Joins Retired NFL Players Highlighting Need for Alzheimer's Clinical Trials
New York, NY - Leigh Steinberg, the legendary sports agent and inspiration for the film "Jerry Maguire," is joining retired NFL players in calling attention to the need for greater participation in Alzheimer's clinical trials. Steinberg is set to speak at the "Huddle Up for New Alzheimer's Treatments" event on May 5 in Westlake Village, California, where he will team with campaign ambassadors Solomon Wilcots and Ron Pitts as well as Omid Rabbani, MD, a Ventura County neurologist who is an investigator in ...
Posted on: May 02, 2016
Oticon.com Updates Design, Functionality and Content
Somerset, NJ - Oticon.com has been newly updated, making it easier for consumers to find relevant and useful information, whatever the stage of their journey to better hearing. "Visitors spend less time scaling through information and more time on the information that is most valuable to them," said Stephanie Young, senior manager of digital marketing at Oticon, Inc. "Oticon.com is geared to deliver a full and satisfying user experience. Navigation is intuitive. No matter where consumers are in their ...
Posted on: April 30, 2016
Strekin AG Announces the Launch of a Phase 2 Clinical Study of STR001
Basel, Switzerland - At the Sachs CEO forum in Zürich, Strekin AG announced the launch of a Phase 2 clinical study of its lead drug candidate, STR001, to preserve residual hearing in patients undergoing cochlear implantation (CI) surgery. This large, placebo-controlled, double-blind, phase 2 study is currently recruiting patients in Germany and France. STR001 is administered directly into the middle ear at the time of surgery. "Despite advances in cochlear implant technology, a risk of CI surgery is the ...
Posted on: April 30, 2016
National Stroke Association Launches Campaign for National Stroke Awareness Month
Centennial, CO - One third of people in the U.S. cannot identify a single symptom of stroke, so as a result the National Stroke Association is educating the public about stroke risk and prevention through a National Stroke Awareness Month campaign in May. At the heart of the campaign is a video, StreetSmart, in which National Stroke Association took to the streets of Denver to learn what passersby know about stroke. "We were surprised by people's responses which ranged from no knowledge about stroke to ...
Posted on: April 29, 2016
Research and Markets Announced 'Autism-Global API Manufacturers, Marketed and Phase III Drugs Landscape, 2016'
Dublin - Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Autism-Global API Manufacturers, Marketed and Phase III Drugs Landscape, 2016" report to their offering. Autism-Global API Manufacturers, Marketed and Phase III Drugs Landscape, 2016, provides comprehensive insights about the marketed drugs, drug sales, Phase III pipeline drugs and their API Manufacturers across the globe. A key objective of the Autism Report is to understand the market and pipeline status of the drugs around the Autism to ...
Posted on: April 28, 2016
University of Texas at Dallas Engineering Professor, Students Help Teens with Autism Build Skills
The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas recently helped area teens with autism improve both their social and engineering skills as part of World Autism Awareness Day. At "Engineering Brighter Futures for Autism," more than a dozen teens worked in teams to design, build and test components of remote-controlled cars. The Jonsson School partnered with Microsoft, the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of Autism Speaks, the Autism Treatment Center of Dallas and Saint Louis University to ...
Posted on: April 27, 2016
Smartstones Unveils "Think to Speak"
Santa Barbara, CA -Smartstones has unveiled a major breakthrough in the world of assistive communication technology. Since 2013, the existing application :prose has allowed nonverbal people the ability to "swipe to speak" on an iPhone or iPad, "tap to speak" with the Apple Watch and "gesture to speak" with their patent pending Touch device. :prose is the de facto standard for nonverbal sensory communication and today announces a breakthrough with "think to speak" technology. Using brainwave commands and a ...
Posted on: April 26, 2016
Music Therapy Program Benefits Children With Autism, Study Shows
Advanced Brain Technologies, creators of The Listening Program®, a provider of evidence-based music programs and products for improving brain function, announced the publication of a new study, "A Quantitative Summary of The Listening Program (TLP) Efficacy Studies: What Areas Were Found to Improve by TLP Intervention?" that shows quantitative benefits in children with autism, ADHD and other needs when using The Listening Program method of music listening therapy. The research article was first ...
Posted on: April 25, 2016
Loneliness and Isolation Linked to Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
Loneliness and social isolation are linked to around a 30% increased risk of having a stroke or developing coronary artery disease - the two leading causes of illness and death in high income countries - finds an analysis of the available evidence, published online in the journal Heart. The size of the effect is comparable to that of other recognized risk factors, such as anxiety and a stressful job, the findings indicate. Loneliness has already been linked to a compromised immune system, high blood ...
Posted on: April 24, 2016
Hack, Ling Join BrainScope as Advisors
Bethesda, MD - BrainScope Company, Inc., a privately held neurotechnology company with an initial focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion assessment, has announced that Dallas Hack, MD, Col. (Ret.) and Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD, Col. (Ret.) have joined BrainScope's Scientific Advisory Board. "We are deeply honored to have both Dr. Hack and Dr. Ling join our Scientific Advisory Board. Their expertise in traumatic brain injury and concussion is unparalleled in the field, and we look forward to ...
Posted on: April 23, 2016
Baylor/Texas Children's Hospital Recruiting Participants for Largest U.S. Autism Study
Houston, TX - Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital are part of an online autism research initiative, one of the largest studies on autism to be undertaken in the United States. The Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge, or SPARK, study will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism and their families to advance the understanding of the causes of this condition and to promote the discovery of treatment and support. The ...
Posted on: April 22, 2016
Purdue BrainBuilders Group Assisting Adults with Memory Loss
West Lafayette, IN - Individuals struggling with memory loss can learn how to maximize thinking, memory and social skills through Purdue University's BrainBuilders program. BrainBuilders, as well as a support group for family members, are offered through Purdue's Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. The department also offers a caregiver support group, Circle of Friends. These groups meet weekly at University Place, 1700 Lindberg Road, West Lafayette. To reserve a spot or more information, ...
Posted on: April 21, 2016
8th Annual Autism Awareness Walk Takes Place in Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor, ME - April is Autism Awareness Month, and lots of people in Bar Harbor, Maine are doing their part to support those with developmental disorders in the community. Mainers Downeast showed their support for family and friends at the 8th annual Autism Awareness Walk in Bar Harbor Tuesday. "It feels really great. It really does. It's good to know that there are people out there that care about this," said Caleb Mott, who walked on Tuesday. Nearly 100 people walked 2 miles to raise awareness ...
Posted on: April 20, 2016