30/07/2018Children of mothers with type 1 diabetes are at significantly higher risk of being overweight and of exhibiting insulin resistance. This was published by scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich in the journal 'Diabetologia'.
27/07/2018The international organisation for inclusive development, Light for the World launched the deadline for nomination for the first international prize for women with disabilities at the beginning of July. The Her Abilities Award is presented in three categories and is intended to honour projects and life's work. Nominations are still possible until 30 September.
16/07/2018New research published in The Journal of Pediatrics finds 49 percent out of 1,167 surveyed participants of parents of children with Down syndrome give or have given supplements to their children in an effort to improve their health outcomes.
09/07/2018Most research on learning disabilities focuses on remediating specific academic skills like reading and math. But struggles at school and with homework can create an enormous amount of stress and anxiety for children and families, finds a study published June 4 in the Journal of Learning Disabilities.
06/07/2018Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them - distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate ways.
04/07/2018In youth with impaired glucose tolerance or recent-onset type 2 diabetes, neither initial treatment with long-acting insulin followed by the drug metformin, nor metformin alone preserved the body's ability to make insulin, according to results published online June 25 in Diabetes Care.
27/06/2018Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied.