Researcher: Hyperactive movements help ADHD children learn

Researcher: Hyperactive movements help ADHD children learn

A common symptom found in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - and one long believed to be a main hindrance to a child's development - actually could be a learning trigger. In a study published April 12 in the Journal of...

Center focuses on overlooked population

Center focuses on overlooked population

For the last several years, a group of researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has pored over studies to determine the health risks facing minority males in the state. From a higher propensity for developing chronic kidney...

Listeria bacteria? It’s bigger than Blue Bell

Listeria bacteria? It’s bigger than Blue Bell

If you've got a half-eaten container of Blue Bell ice cream in your freezer, should you finish it off? Throw it away, says Dr. Skip Nolan, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. There's a...

To care for whole patient, look at whole picture

To care for whole patient, look at whole picture

It's not unusual - sometimes, the norm - for a patient's medical problem to be caused by factors that are entirely non-medical. A person's asthma, for example, could be triggered by animal dander, mold, cockroaches, dust mites or other airborne...

Organ donation leaves lasting legacy

Organ donation leaves lasting legacy

It meant the world, Liz Wroten said, to stand close to Linda Amos last week and watch a swath of balloons float slowly toward the heavens.After all, the heart of Wroten's son Chase beats today in Amos' chest.


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The most high-tech egg hunt ever

The most high-tech egg hunt ever

Members of the local FBI Citizens Academy brought some sophisticated equipment to help Batson Children’s Hospital patients hunt Easter Eggs last week. Patients tried on FBI gear, checked out a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle and found eggs using the group’s high-tech bomb and suspect-finding gadgets.

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Photos: Scientists - The Next Generation

Photos: Scientists - The Next Generation

Each year, the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences holds its Discovery U Day event at the Mississippi Children’s Museum, a program that encourages Mississippi’s youngest to see the “magic” behind science and hopefully pursue careers...


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The squirming and fidgeting seen in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder actually help the child learn. UMMC researcher Dr. Dustin Sarver says these movements may enhance the cognitive abilities of children with ADHD.

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#Listeria: It's all over the news after a national recall by Blue Bell Creameries of its entire line due to three listeria-related deaths in Kansas and illnesses in other states. However the bacteria is not new and actually is around us every day but isn't usually a concern when food is handled and prepared properly and kitchens are thoroughly cleaned.

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#Listeria concerns go far beyond ice cream. The bacteria can be found almost anywhere, even places you think are safe bit.ly/1Dn8QJp

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