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Sex matters: Addressing the Alzheimer's disease research gap

13/06/2018

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

13/06/2018

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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Why children with autism may be at risk of bullying

14/05/2018

Children with autism may be at risk from bullying because they are more willing to accept unfair behaviour say psychologists.
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New research shows that children with autism are able to create imaginary friends

14/05/2018

Playing with an imaginary companion (IC) helps children learn essential social skills such as empathy with other people. It is often believed that autistic youngsters are incapable of creating pretend play pals - a further hindrance to their development of emotional understanding.
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US autism rates rise 15 percent

09/05/2018

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the estimated percentage of 8-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States.
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