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Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism

Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young children with autism are more than twice as likely to have sleep problems than typical kids or those with other developmental delays, a new study reports. Several factors profoundly affect the sleep of 2- to 5-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder […]

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How Do I Get My Sciatic Nerve to Stop Hurting?

How Do I Get My Sciatic Nerve to Stop Hurting?

What is sciatica? The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It’s rooted in the lower back and extends through the rump, providing nerve endings through the leg. Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain is centered on the lower back, and the cause is usually from a ruptured disc in the spinal column that […]

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How Color Can Help You De-Stress

How Color Can Help You De-Stress

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many studies have shown that color affects both mood and behavior. Color can help you go from sad to happy or angry to calm. When it comes to mood, there are four primary colors. Though different shades within each of […]

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Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections?

Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections?

Researchers have developed a new pill that can deliver insulin straight into the stomach wall. Will injections soon be a thing of the past? An easy-to-swallow pill could replace daily insulin injections. When type 2 diabetes is at an advanced stage, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. At this point, doctors usually recommend […]

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Can social media really cause depression?

Can social media really cause depression?

The notion that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being is widespread. The researchers who conducted a new long-term study, however, say that this might not be the case. A new study examined the role of social media in depression. The supposed effects of social media on young people sound drastic enough to […]

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Could this chemical help explain anxiety?

Could this chemical help explain anxiety?

A recent study on anxiety examined the role of glutamate, which is a neurotransmitter. The findings could help scientists develop more effective interventions. A new study digs into the neuroscience of anxiety. Almost everybody experiences anxiety in one of its forms. Over time, evolution honed anxiety as a survival mechanism; it forms part of our […]

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Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression

Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression

New research featuring in the journal Science Translational Medicine shows that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth. As blocking fatty acids seems to slow disease progression, fatty acid uptake may be a promising new therapeutic target for prostate cancer. It may soon be possible to stop prostate cancer from becoming aggressive by blocking fatty acids. […]

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Can you have the flu without a fever?

Can you have the flu without a fever?

The influenza virus causes the flu, which is a respiratory illness. Fever is a common symptom of the flu, but it is possible to have the flu without having a fever. The flu is a very common illness that affects around 5 to 20 percent of the United States population each year. The virus is […]

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What causes excessive yawning?

What causes excessive yawning?

Yawning is an automatic body response to tiredness or stress. Less commonly, excessive yawning can also be a sign of an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at the possible causes of excessive yawning and discuss when to see a doctor. What causes excessive yawning? Yawning is a bodily response to tiredness. Yawning […]

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What are the symptoms of an iron deficiency?

What are the symptoms of an iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency is when there is not enough iron in the blood. It can lead to symptoms such as fatigue and dizziness, among many others. Iron is a mineral that is vital for many bodily functions. It supports the transportation of oxygen in the blood. It is also essential for the correct development and functioning […]