Saturday, October 25, 2014

Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2013–14 School Year

Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2013–14 School Year


"...Among the 46 states plus DC reporting 2013–14 school vaccination exemption data, the percentage of kindergartners with an exemption was <1 1.8="" 11="" 7.1="" a="" and="" eight="" for="" in="" median="" mississippi="" of="" oregon="" range="<0.1%" span="" states="" to="" with="">FigureTable 2). Two states reported increases over the previous school year of ≥1.0 percentage point: Kansas (1.5 percentage points) and Maine (1.2 percentage points). One state reported a decrease of ≥1.0 percentage points: West Virginia (1.0 percentage point). Where reported separately, the median rate of medical exemptions was 0.2% (range = <0 .1="" 1.2="" 1.7="" 7.0="" allowed="" and="" arkansas="" colorado="" dc="" delaware="" eight="" exemptions="" georgia="" hawaii="" in="" labama="" laska="" median="" mississippi="" nevada="" nonmedical="" of="" oregon="" range="0.4%" rate="" reported="" separately="" span="" states="" the="" to="" virginia="" was="" washington="" where="">

Comment: Have your children vaccinated NOW! DM

Friday, October 24, 2014

Scientists are surprised to find an involuntary link in the brain between the pelvic floor and other muscles

Scientists are surprised to find an involuntary link in the brain between the pelvic floor and other muscles


".....Broadly, the finding speaks to the interconnected nature of our bodies and brains, and all of the hard work going on in the pelvic floor muscles - without us even know it....."

Comments: We have much to learn about how our bodies interconnect to the brain. DM


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gene variants implicated in ADHD identify attention and language

Gene variants implicated in ADHD identify attention and language


".....A new study published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry, by researchers at Cardiff University School of Medicine and the University of Bristol, suggests that there is a spectrum of attention, hyperactivity/impulsiveness and language function in society, with varying degrees of these impairments associated with clusters of genes linked with the risk for ADHD....."


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chemical Derived from Broccoli Sprouts Shows Promise in Treating Autism

Chemical Derived from Broccoli Sprouts Shows Promise in Treating Autism

  • Forty boys and young men, ages 13 to 27, with moderate to severe autism, were treated for 18 weeks with a daily dose of either a placebo or sulforaphane, a plant chemical derived from broccoli sprouts.
  • Researchers say that many of those taking sulforaphane substantially improved in several aspects of their behavior during treatment.
  • In contrast to most previously tested remedies that work to ameliorate the behavioral manifestations of autism, sulforaphane seems to target the basic mechanisms of the disorder.

Read more by clicking on the title above. DM