Behavioral intervention, not lovastatin, improves language skills in youth with fragile X syndrome

A UC Davis Health study found more evidence for the efficacy of telehealth-delivered behavioral intervention in treating language problems in youth with fragile X syndrome (FXS). The authors, however, could not establish efficacy for the drug lovastatin as a treatment for learning or behavior problems in individuals with FXS. Fragile X syndrome is a single-gene […]

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NHS charging rules for non-residents ‘unworkable’ and harming wider UK health system

The current NHS regulations for charging those not ordinarily resident in the UK for treatment, such as migrants and short term visitors, are ‘unworkable’ and harmful to the wider health system, concludes an analysis of survey responses, published in BMJ Paediatrics Open. The rules are poorly understood and applied by healthcare staff, the responses show, […]

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Study shows sharp decrease of intimate partner violence in Nicaragua

The percentage of women and girls in Nicaragua’s second-largest city who reported experiencing physical violence by their partners during their lifetimes decreased from 55% in 1995 to 28% in 2016, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Global Health. Researchers at the George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute (GWI), in partnership with […]

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