Measure of early vision use: initial validation with parents of children with cerebral palsy

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The Measure of Early Vision Use (MEVU) is the first assessment tool to describe 'how vision is used' in children with cerebral palsy.

It is a brief and user-friendly tool proposed to complement existing practices such as clinical evaluations of vision.

While M

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The Association Between Smartphone Addiction and Sleep: A UK Cross-Sectional Study of Young Adults

Paper by Sei Yon Sohn, Lauren Krasnoff, Philippa Rees, Nicola J. Kalk and Ben Carter

 

Conclusions: Using a validated instrument, 39% young adults reported smartphone addiction. Smartphone addiction was associated with poor sleep, independent of duration of usage, indicating that length of time

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A link between Covid-19 vaccination and a rise in deaths...being reported in care homes and in the elderly?

‘It is...imperative that any early warning signs of unexpected issues are heeded to safeguard the public’

Peter Limbrick writes: The UK Medical Freedom Alliance have sent an Urgent Open Letter to Matt Hancock, Nadhim Zahawi, Boris Johnson, the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Age

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Peer-mediated Early Start Denver Model “playdates” for a young child with autism spectrum disorder: a case study

By Lauren van Noorden, Hannah Waddington, Larah van der Meer & Jessica Tupou

Abstract

For young children with an autism spectrum disorder, deficits in social skills can impede appropriate peer interactions. The Early Start Denver Model is a promising intervention for young children with an autis

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Expert report by former U.S. government official concludes high probability Radio Frequency Radiation causes brain tumors

‘...an association has been established between the use of cellular telephones and the risk of gliomas...’

Christopher J. Portier, Ph.D., former director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Di

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Grandmothers — a neglected family resource for saving newborn lives. Paper by Judi Aubel

‘I reviewed research from numerous settings in Africa, Asia and Latin America...’

Abstract

Across the globe, the well-being of newborns is significantly influenced by the knowledge and practices of family members, yet global health policies and interventions primarily focus on strengthening health s

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Researching online negative comments and communication for adults with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. Please help if you can - UK

Miss Fiona Clements, Dr Darren Chadwick and Dr Lisa J Orchard from the University of Wolverhampton (UK) write:

We are conducting some research to investigate the experiences of online negative comments and communication for adults with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. 

We

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