August 30, 2010
Study Reveals New Clue to Sign Language
Although people move their
mouths when they communicate in sign language, scientists have
debated whether the lip movements were part of signing or whether
they're connected directly to spoken language.
Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines
All children and adolescents
6 months of age and older should receive the annual trivalent
influenza vaccine this flu season, according to updated
recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dog Gene Offers Clues to Rare Human Brain
Scientists who discovered a
gene mutation that causes a fatal neurodegenerative disease in
American Staffordshire (Pit Bull) terriers say the same gene may
also be linked to a similar, rare fatal brain disease in
Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids
High school-age athletes are
more likely than younger kids to have sports-related concussions,
but the rate of such injuries in both groups is on the rise, a new
U.S. study suggests.
New Migraine Gene Discovered
Having a particular
variation of a gene on chromosome 8 may raise the risk of getting
migraines, new research shows.