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Severe morning sickness associated with higher risk of autism

Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum — a severe form of a morning sickness — during pregnancy were 53% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to Kaiser Permanente research published in the American Journal of Perinatology. “This study is important because ...

  • CT scan processing innovations could one day prevent broken bones

    April 18, 2018
    Ordering CT scans is part of Dr. Shireen Fatemi’s daily job. As an endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente Panorama City, she frequently orders the computed tomography scans to determine the cause of severe stomach aches, back pain, diverticulitis, or other ailments. New technology, though, may soon give those old CT scans a new life. It could one ...
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  • Transgender youth more often diagnosed with mental health conditions

    April 16, 2018
    Transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify with the gender they are assigned at birth, according to new Kaiser Permanente research published today in Pediatrics. While this subject has been analyzed in small, specialized, clinic-based studies that rely on self-reported behavior problems, this large cohort ...
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  • Taking a “drug holiday” to avoid bone injuries

    March 30, 2018
    Annette L. Adams, PhD, MPH, is committed to helping women avoid bone injuries that limit their mobility, and in some cases, end their lives. During her eight years as a research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation, in Pasadena, California, Dr. Adams’s interest in osteoporosis has led her to investigate many aspects ...
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  • Some racial/ethnic groups have greater chance of developing high blood pressure regardless of weight or where they live

    February 12, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — People who are African-American, American Indian/native Alaskan, Asian, or native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders have a significantly greater chance of developing hypertension than people who are white or Hispanic who are in the same weight category or live in neighborhoods with similar education levels. The Kaiser Permanente study, which included more than ...
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  • Research shows importance of second pediatric blood pressure screening

    January 12, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — Nearly one-quarter of children and teens who had their blood pressure screened at a primary care appointment showed a reading in the hypertensive range, but less than half of those readings could be confirmed after the blood pressure was repeated, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study released today in The Journal ...
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