New Study Shows Autism Affects Functioning of Entire Brain

Previous View Held Autism Limited to Communication, Social Behavior, and Reasoning (NIH News Release) A recent study provides evidence that autism affects the functioning of virtually the entire brain, and is not limited to the brain areas involved with social interactions, communication behaviors, and reasoning abilities, as had been previously thought. The study, conducted by […]

New MAO Inhibitor Rasagiline Approved for Parkinson’s

In July 2006 the FDA approved a new irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitor, Rasagiline, for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.  It will be marketed with the trade name of Azilect by Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Ltd. It can be used as monotherapy with early Parkinson’s disease as well as combined with levodopa in later stages.  Trials in animal […]

Toppling Television Sets Injure Young Children

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have reported on a series of children being hurt by falling TV sets in the home.  In one emergency department alone from November 2003 to October 2004, 26 children from 1 to 7 years of age were evaluated for such injuries.  Nine of these required […]