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  1. Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults with autism are less likely to find work or live on their own than their peers with other kinds of disabilities, two new studies show. The studies detailed the fates of a national sample of 20-somethings who ha

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  2. This May Be Mistaken for Autism in Some Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Some children diagnosed with autism may actually have a genetic deletion disorder instead, according to a new study. These children are often misdiagnosed because the social impairments associated with their developmental de

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  3. Righty or Lefty? It May Be Largely Genetic

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified a network of genes that influences whether you are right-handed or left-handed. The researchers did so by looking at developing embryos. "The genes are involved in the biological process through whi

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  4. Alzheimer's May Vary, Brain to Brain

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in plaque-forming structures in the brains of Alzheimer's patients may offer clues to why the disease can progress more rapidly or be less severe in some people, a new study suggests. The research could spu

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  5. Better Hygiene Could Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s

    Sept. 6, 2013  -- A study by researchers at Cambridge University has found that high-income, highly industrialized countries with large urban areas and better hygiene and sanitation have much higher rates of Alzheimer's disease. They found that countries where all people have access to clean drinkin

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  6. Scientists Grow 'Model Brain' From Stem Cells

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- In another milestone for regenerative medicine, Austrian scientists report they have turned stem cells into a collection of tissues that resembles the beginnings of the human brain. The tiny organoids, as the researchers cal

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  7. Brain Protein Is a Key to 'Senior Moments'

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A protein in the brain could hold the key to reversing the age-related memory loss that causes "senior moments" of forgetfulness, Columbia University researchers report. Deficiency of a protein called RbAp48 in the hippocam

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  8. Some Antibiotics Linked to Serious Nerve Damage

    Aug. 27, 2013 -- The FDA is strengthening its warning that a popular class of antibiotics, called fluoroquinolones, may cause sudden, serious, and potentially permanent nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics that are commonly used to treat a variety of illnesses

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  9. Who Will Care for Adults With Autism?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of youngsters with autism will grow up to be adults with autism. An estimated one of every 88 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and

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  10. Some Video Games May Boost Brain's Flexibility

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Playing certain types of video games can boost a person's flexible thinking skills, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new treatments for people with brain injuries or conditions such as attention-deficit/hyper

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