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New Blood Test Could Spot Autism in Children

Researchers have been working on an experimental blood test that could point out autism in children. So far, the test is 98 percent accurate in children ages 3 to 10 in diagnosing if they have autism.

“The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” according to study co-author Juergen Hahn in the MedlinePlus article. The test was also able to indicate the severity of the autism-related condition with good accuracy.

This new test is a stark contrast to the current approach of diagnosing autism, which entails a consensus from a group of medical professionals. The blood test, on the other hand, looks for key metabolism markers in the child.

The study was small, with less than 200 participants, so more research is planned to follow-up on the claims.

To read more about the study, please visit “Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?”

Reblogged from Blogadillo on March 23, 2017 from the NNLM/SCR. Like them on Facebook and like us on Twitter.

LGBT Symposium – April 10th

LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will present LGBT Health Care Symposium: Insight on Current Affairs and the Future of LGBT Health Care on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on campus at the Medical Education Building, 1901 Perdido Street, in Lecture Room A (first floor). Parking will be available in Student Lot #2, located on Perdido Street between South Prieur and Bolivar streets. The event is free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by ETHIKOS and LGBT+Allies Organization for the Cultural Understanding in the Health Sciences (LOCUS), the ethics and LGBT student interest groups at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine.

10 Years!

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It’s been 10 years that the Libraries have been creating content on this site! As a glance back to a decade ago, what did we publish on?

Happy Anniversary to the Libraries News.

Match Day 2017

Great video from Information Services on the 2017 Match

INNOPAC upgrade

*Upgrade complete: 8:48am

We are currently upgrading our INNOPAC server and so that service is not available. We hope it will be restored quickly.

New NLM/NIH Display at the Ische Library

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The Isché Library is pleased to host the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health display: Pictures of Nursing: the Zwerdling Postcard Collection, which explores the relationship of nursing to events in 20th-century life and how nursing was perceived.  For more information on the exhibit, visit the NLM exhibition page.

The exhibit will be in the Library Commons from Monday, March 24th through Friday April 21st.

Carnival Time Hours

Library Shoebox Float - 2010

Library Shoebox Float – 2010

The Libraries will have shortened hours surrounding Carnival.

  • Friday, February 24th both the Dental and Isché Libraries close at 5 pm.
  • Saturday, February 25th the Isché Library will be open regular hours from 9:30 am to 6 pm & the Dental Library will be closed.
  • Sunday, February 26th the Dental Library will be open regular hours from 11:30 am to 8 pm & the Isché Library will be open 12 noon to 8:30 pm.
  • Monday, February 27th both Libraries will be open 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Tuesday, February 28th both Libraries will be closed for Mardi Gras.
  • Wednesday, March 1st the Dental Library will be open 8 am to 5 pm. The Isché Library will be open regular hours 8 am to 12 midnight.
  • Thursday, March 2nd the Dental Library will be open 8 am to 5 pm. The Isché Library will be open regular hours 8 am to 12 midnight.

CDC Offers Valentine’s Advice

The Centers for Disease Control have issued some Tips for a Healthy Valentine’s. The article includes hints about not overeating, avoiding food-borne illnesses, and other not very romantic reminders.

 

Libraries Closed on MLK Jr Day

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day on Monday, January 16th. The Libraries will be open their regular hours over the weekend.

Libraries are Open!

2017-gold-1473177563gn8Happy 2017! Both the Dental and Isché Libraries have re-opened after Winter Break.

Both are back on their normal hours of operation.

Libraries Closed Until January

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NOAA.gov snowflakes

 

The Isché and Dental Libraries are closed until January 3rd at 8am.

Have a safe and happy winter break!

Winter Break Hours

Snow on a Streetcar December 2008

Both the Dental & Isché Libraries will begin Winter Break hours on Monday, December 19th. The Dental Library will be open from 8am to 5pm and the Isché Library will be open 8am to 6pm.

Both Libraries will closed from Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd. Both Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd at 8am and resume normal hours.

Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction

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On November 29th, the US Surgeon General‘s Office released the office’s first ever comprehensive report on addiction. The full report, Facing Addiction in America: the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, is over 400 pages long. There is an Executive Summary which is 36 pages in length.

CDC: VetoViolence

The Centers for Disease Control has launched a new resource, VetoViolence. This website offers “free, online, interactive, and engaging violence prevention tools, trainings, and resources based on the best available evidence and research. The tools, trainings, and resources provide practical knowledge and skills to assist and enhance the work of violence prevention practitioners.” The aim of the website is to create safer communities for everyone.

Thanksgiving Hours

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Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed Thursday through Saturday, November 24th – 26th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Both Libraries will close early on Wednesday, November 23rd; the Dental Library will close at 5pm and the Isché Library will close at 6pm.

The Libraries will reopen on Sunday, November 27th at their normal times, 11:30am at Dental and 12 noon at Isché.