February 23, 2012
Home-Visit Program May Improve Child's Asthma
A home-visit program for
children with asthma reduced hospitalizations and emergency
department visits, improved patient outcomes and saved $1.46 for
every dollar spent, according to a new study.
Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study
Children with autism may
benefit from medications to treat children with attention-deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other related disorders, but
clearer guidelines are needed, a new study shows.
Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During
A second company reports
that it has developed a prenatal blood test to detect Down
syndrome, potentially providing yet another option for pregnant
women who want to know whether their unborn child has the
Study Links 'Body Clock' to Sudden Cardiac
The first molecular
evidence linking circadian rhythms -- the "body clock" -- to sudden
cardiac death could lead to new methods of diagnosis and therapy to
treat or prevent the fatal heart problem, a new study suggests.