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Periventricular Leukomalacia, Brain Injury in Premature Infants

By Sandra Blake Periventricular leukomalacia, or PVL, is an ischemic brain injury occurring in fetuses and newborn babies, both term and premature. Premature infants are at greater risk of developing PVL. PVL involves the white matter of the brain surrounding the lateral ventricles. Download the…

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Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy in the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy: A Review and Comparison to Currently Accepted Therapies

Carole Sénéchal, Ph.D. Serge Larivée, Ph.D. Engelbert Richard Pierre Marois, M.D. Hyperbaric oxygenation therapy (HBOT) has shown promise in clinical trials and is sought by many parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP). There is unusual resistance to expanding the indications for this modality, which…

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A true medical miracle

By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Medical Correspondent As doctors, we don't like to use the term "miracle" too much. Truth is if you look hard enough you will find a reasonable explanation as to why one person survives, when so many others die. When Randy…

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Massage Therapy for Autistic Children

By Shirley Vanderbilt Clinical trials have shown massage therapy as a viable complementary treatment positively impacting some of the characteristic behaviours of autism. Two important studies have emerged in this area within the past few years, both from the Touch Research Institute (TRI) in Miami,…

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