Social deficit in autism linked to hormone
In children with autism, low levels of the hormone vasopressin predict a social deficit that affects their ability to empathize with others.
Mental-health hospitalizations of jailed kids
Depression, substance abuse and other mental health problems account for a much larger share of hospital stays for children and teenagers in the juvenile justice system than for other hospitalized adolescents.
El-Sayed appointed associate dean for maternal and child health
The maternal-fetal medicine expert will draw on his decades of Stanford experience to more closely integrate research and clinical care for pregnant women.
DNA damage seen in patients undergoing CT scanning
Along with the burgeoning use of advanced medical imaging tests over the past decade have come rising public health concerns about possible links between low-dose radiation and cancer.
Researchers link HIV susceptibility to little-understood immune cell class
High levels of diversity among immune cells called natural killer cells may strongly predispose people to infection by HIV, and may be driven by prior viral exposures, according to a new study.