Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a number of neurological conditions that affect muscle control and movement. Children with cerebral palsy have difficulties in controlling their muscle movement as they grow and develop.
Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a term that encompasses several neurological conditions that affect a child's movement and coordination. It mainly occurs due to damage to the brain that may occur before, during or soon after birth.

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Early blood test could detect birth asphyxia

Early blood test could detect birth asphyxia

UMass Amherst chemist and kinesiologist synthesize artificial fuel for muscle

UMass Amherst chemist and kinesiologist synthesize artificial fuel for muscle

Antenatal treatment can improve outcomes in preterm children

Antenatal treatment can improve outcomes in preterm children

Risk of cerebral palsy in IVF children has declined by over 50% in the past 20 years

Risk of cerebral palsy in IVF children has declined by over 50% in the past 20 years

Surgical technique for premature babies with brain hemorrhage reduces long-term disability

Surgical technique for premature babies with brain hemorrhage reduces long-term disability

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

Pandemic upends the lives of people with disabilities — and of their caregivers

Pandemic upends the lives of people with disabilities — and of their caregivers

Children with developmental disabilities at greater risk of developing asthma

Children with developmental disabilities at greater risk of developing asthma

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

Orthotics breakthrough helps improve overall mobility of children with cerebral palsy

Orthotics breakthrough helps improve overall mobility of children with cerebral palsy

Researchers to develop new imaging device for infants with brain disorders

Researchers to develop new imaging device for infants with brain disorders

Nursing homes have thousands of ventilators that hospitals desperately need

Nursing homes have thousands of ventilators that hospitals desperately need

More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds

More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds

Exposure to heatwaves associated with increased risk of preterm delivery

Exposure to heatwaves associated with increased risk of preterm delivery

Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

Therapeutic hypothermia effectively targets brain injury sites

Therapeutic hypothermia effectively targets brain injury sites

Preterm survival rate up by 25 percent thanks to the quality improvement program

Preterm survival rate up by 25 percent thanks to the quality improvement program

HSS patients with special needs to go on hospital-sponsored ski trip

HSS patients with special needs to go on hospital-sponsored ski trip

New study aims to improve walking in children with cerebral palsy

New study aims to improve walking in children with cerebral palsy

Lower life expectancy with intellectual disability

Lower life expectancy with intellectual disability