Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Babies treated for symptomatic cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection for six months, instead of the standard six weeks, have better hearing and developmental outcomes, according to a new study.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched two studies of cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, as a treatment for severe, intractable seizures. The two studies, an adult study at UAB and a pediatric study at Children’s of Alabama, were authorized by the Alabama Legislature in 2014 by legislation known as Carly’s Law.
Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues are the first to combine three different measures of the brain — anatomy, the connectivity between different brain regions, and levels of a neurochemical — to distinguish people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from matched, typically developing peers.
Dr. Michael Saag -- director of the Center for AIDS Research at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) — has been named to the nine-member editorial board of Physicians' Life, a new upscale consumer magazine for doctors, according to a recent news release from the publishers.
Patients with gout are at significantly high risk for developing cardiovascular disease, with the likelihood being greater for women, a large retrospective study found.
The explosion caused a small leak of helium, which cools the inside of the machine and can be dangerous in a closed area. The area was subsequently ventilated and made safe.
An aging population and the Affordable Care Act will bring tens of millions of Americans into the health system during the next 10 years, and an industry report estimates a shortage of up to 90,000 doctors as a result.
The claim is that older drivers are worse drivers and therefore cause the most fatal wrecks. And with nearly 25 percent of the county's 172,000 residents older than 65, it figures that the older age bracket is responsible for more fatal crashes.
At this time, autism diagnosis is based on behavior. Kana’s multimodal neuroimaging-based classification is a step toward a possible biomarker for autism and possibly diagnosing autism at an early age, perhaps as early as 6 months, when the brain is very plastic and intervention might be more effective.
Concurrent treatment with a biologic for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and denosumab (Prolia) for osteoporosis was not associated with an increase in hospitalization for infection, researchers found.
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