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Young drivers with autism spectrum disorder may need more time to learn basic driving skills
When first learning to drive, young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more difficulty with basic driving skills compared to those with typical development (TD), reports a study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
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Youth-R-Coach: A peer-to-peer program for young people living with chronic disease
The project Youth-R-Coach empowered young people to be 'experts-by-experience' and share their personal experiences to help other young people cope with chronic disease.
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The future of nutrition for the elderly
In 2050, the number of elderly people in Germany is expected to reach around 9.9 million. At the same time, the Federal Care Improvement Act is supporting the many elderly people who want to live in their own homes for as long as possible and to choose when and what to eat. Up to now, there was no data available on what the elderly expect from nutrition and nutritional care.
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Living with diabetes as young adult
A team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) report that teen and young adult (aged 14-24 years) with type 1 diabetes often experience stigma, which leads them to neglect treatment and tread dangerously close to suffering medical emergencies.
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Food allergies connected to children with autism spectrum disorder
A new study from the University of Iowa finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than twice as likely to develop a food allergy than children who do not have ASD.
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American Sign Language and English language learners: New linguistic research supports the need for policy changes
A new study of the educational needs of students who are native users of American Sign Language (ASL) shows glaring disparities in their treatment by the U.S Department of Education. The article, "If you use ASL, should you study ESL? Limitations of a modality-b(i)ased policy", by Elena Koulidobrova, Marlon Kunze and Hannah Dostal will be published in the scholarly journal Language.
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Sex matters: Addressing the Alzheimer's disease research gap
To prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, scientists need to better understand how the disease differs between women and men, according to a new paper. The paper states that more research is needed into sex differences in Alzheimer's disease to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for both women and men.
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Researchers change clinical practice for infants with diabetes
Infants with diabetes can drop insulin syringes. This will be new clinical practice after a recent study, now published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers from Bergen and Exeter have been leading the work, which causes children worldwide to replace insulin syringes with tablets.
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Older adults with asthma are happier when they have more say in their care
It's clear an increasing number of people want a say in their medical care. A new study shows older people with asthma are among those no longer content to say, "Up to you, Doc" and then wait to be told how to move forward with their care.
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Speech comprehension with a cochlear implant
Some cochlear implant recipients learn to understand speech exceedingly well while others struggle with speech comprehension difficulties. A novel hearing test shortly after implantation can accurately predict future speech recognition.
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