Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism

Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study has demonstrated. This is an important first step for a potential pharmacological treatment of autism. Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism Source: Science Daily Mind &…

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Cannabidiol reduces seizures in children with severe epilepsy

Cannabidiol reduces seizures in children with severe epilepsy Children with Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, had fewer seizures after taking a daily oral solution of the cannabis compound called cannabidiol, which does not have the psychoactive properties of marijuana, results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial reveal. Cannabidiol reduces seizures in children with severe…

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Losing sleep over climate change

Losing sleep over climate change A new study of US data suggests a sleep-deprived planet by century’s end. Researchers show that unusually warm nights can harm human sleep and that the poor and elderly are most affected. Rising temperatures will make sleep loss more severe. Losing sleep over climate change Source: Science Daily Mind &…

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Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism

Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism. Century-old drug…

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