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A new study links cerebral palsy and mental health disorders

While cerebral palsy primarily impacts muscle tone, balance, and coordination, it may have an impact on a person's mental health. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, cerebral palsy poses the risk of developing a mental health disorder, especially to adults. The study finds that clinical awareness and available resources are lacking...

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FDA mulls use of Botox to treat Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Spasticity of the upper limbs is largely linked to cerebral palsy, particularly spastic cerebral palsy. This condition is the most common type of cerebral palsy and hinders the development of healthy motor functioning in children. Identifying spastic cerebral palsy Children who suffer from spastic cerebral palsy often have stiff or jerky movements. This is due...

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French study reveals infant brain compression during birth is understated

Scientists understand that an infant’s soft, flexible skull shifts during childbirth, but recently French researchers were surprised by exactly how much a newborn baby’s head and brain are compressed as the child passes through the birth canal during the delivery. “When we showed the fetal head changing shape, we discovered that we had underestimated a...

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Surgery Shown to Help Children with Cerebral Palsy Walk

Children with cerebral palsy often suffer a lifetime of limited movement and coordination, cognitive challenges, and abnormal development. This condition occurs during birth or soon after. Standard treatment often includes medication to help treat muscle stiffness and pain, as well as physiotherapy to help with walking. Recent analysis by the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’...

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Chicago Attorneys on New Developments in Cerebral Palsy Intervention

Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of child motor dysfunction, often resulting in muscle weakness, abnormal muscle activity, and ataxia (a degenerative disease that impacts the nervous system). Some children who suffer from this condition are either unable to walk or must receive assistance when walking. Hope is on the horizon According to European...

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Cerebral Palsy Can Sometimes Be Prevented, An Attorney Explains

Each year, approximately 10,000 to 12,000 newborn babies develop Cerebral Palsy. Approximately 10% of these cases occur as a result of complications and problems during labor and delivery, often as a result of mismanagement by physicians, nurses, and others involved in the labor and delivery process. These avoidable issues lead to life-long tragedies for the...

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Wisconsin Family Recovers $9 Million In Cerebral Palsy Settlement

A prominent local law firm has settled a medical malpractice case involving severe cerebral palsy for $9 million, just before trial. The defendant in the case, a family practitioner in Wisconsin, provided prenatal care for an expectant mother in early 2012. On May 15 that year, due to the mother’s hypertension, the doctor decided to...

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Delayed Treatment for Maternal Patients Suffering from High Blood Pressure

Last month, we discussed the alarming rate of maternal deaths across the United States. One of the leading causes of maternal deaths is dangerously high blood pressure, also known as preeclampsia, which can lead to a stroke if not quickly treated. When the Failure to Act Puts Maternal Patients at Risk An investigation by USA...

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