Researchers may have found a promising new treatment for a genetic form of autism. Using experimental cancer drugs, scientists reversed the condition in mice. It may soon be possible to reverse and even prevent autism. According to the most recent estimates, 1 in 59 children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
A new study examines the impact of narcissism on adolescents’ school performance. The findings may help us to see this personality trait in a more positive light. Narcissism could make teenagers more self-confident, more mentally resilient, and better students. In specialist literature, narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism form the “Dark Triad” of personality traits. The phrase
In the context of an ever-louder international debate on whether patients with severe forms of epilepsy should be allowed to use medical cannabis to manage their condition, the Food and Drug Administration have just officially approved one such drug. The Food and Drug Administration have just approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time. Recently,
When a type of yeast called Candida grows out of control, a yeast infection can result. Yeast infections are common and may be painful and itchy. A yeast infection can affect adults and children, but babies and toddlers are especially susceptible. As scientists learn more about the body’s internal ecosystem, they gain more understanding of
Many symptoms of leukemia in children are also symptoms of common, less serious childhood illnesses. Leukemia can be chronic, and the symptoms may develop slowly, or it can be acute, and the symptoms may appear very quickly. Childhood leukemia also affects teens. It is the most common type of cancer in children under the age
Neglected older children are too often going “unseen” as authorities fail to recognise the abuse and trauma they have experienced and instead consider them to be the “problem”, a report has warned. Teenagers escaping neglectful homes are going missing, falling into exploitation and being drawn into criminal activity, as police and social services struggle to
More than half of young people feel “unaccepted” by their peers, teachers or families, a new poll has revealed. Nearly 60 percent felt they could be themselves around others for fear of being judged. It also emerged 72 percent of respondents have been prevented from getting a good night’s rest because of their worries. Read more A quarter