Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 7 Issue 58 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-Feb-2005 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-Feb-2005
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Human transmission of avian virus documented
The avian influenza virus can spread from human to human, according to a new study of the 2003 bird flu outbreak in the Netherlands. The information was published in the January/February 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Previously it was not known whether the virus could only be transmitted through direct contact with birds. more

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The “Learn the signs. Act early.” campaign
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with a coalition of national partners, launched a public awareness campaign to help parents learn more about the importance of measuring their child’s social and emotional progress in the first few years of life.  more

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Information for the public: Autism spectrum disorders fact sheet
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities caused by a problem with the brain. Scientists do not know yet exactly what causes this problem. ASDs can impact a person's functioning at different levels, from very mildly to severely. more

 


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NIMH information: Autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders)
Not until the middle of the twentieth century was there a name for a disorder that now appears to affect an estimated one of every five hundred children, a disorder that causes disruption in families and unfulfilled lives for many children.  more

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Learn the Signs. Act early: Health care professionals' downloads
Here you can view or download the various materials for the "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Campaign designed for parents and health care professionals.  more

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Researchers uncover key step in manufacture of memory protein
A cellular enzyme appears to play a crucial role in the manufacture of a protein needed for long-term memory, according to a team of researchers led by scientists at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health.  more

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History of broken bones overlooked when treating osteoporosis
Women who need treatment for osteoporosis--thinning of the bones--may not be receiving it because their history of fractures is not being considered by physicians, according to a study done in part at the University of Alberta. more

 
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