Could a Questionnaire Help To Diagnose Autism?

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By: Danielle Menke

Doctors mainly diagnose Autism, or ASD, by monitoring development and behavior. But a new assessment might make the diagnosis a bit easier.

Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavior challenges, according to the CDC. The process […]

Living A Long and Sick Life

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By: Danielle Menke

According to a new study, people are living longer but with more illnesses and disabilities than ever before.

While our life expectancy has improved due to numerous advances in technology, our healthy life expectancy has not followed suit. People are living for a longer amount of time but with […]

New Study Finds Link Between ADHD & Brain Injuries

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By: Danielle Menke

A new study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research has conducted a telephone survey of adult residents in Canada during 2011 and 2012. Researchers “examined the responses of 3,933 adults aged 18 and above participating in the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Monitor – a continuous survey […]

The Top Seven Myths About Type 2 Diabetes

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According to HealthGrades.com, diabetes affects 29.1 million people in the United States. That equals 9% of the entire U.S. population. While Type 2 diabetes makes up about 95% of that number, many people still do not fully understand how it works. Here are the top seven myths about Type […]

Bacterial Infections Common for Contact Wearers

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Contacts have become less of a rare commodity and more of a necessity for those with vision problems who do not want to be troubled with wearing glasses every day. But as common as contacts are, so are the bacterial infections they can harbor.

Many contact wearers use their […]

Health Risks Your Supermarket Doesn’t Want You to Know

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By: Danielle Menke

You may think the process of how food gets to the super market is relatively simple – farmer picks the apple, farmer packs the apple for transport, apple arrives at the supermarket. But, that is not the way it works. In fact, the food you buy at the supermarket […]

7 Misconceptions about the Brain

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The brain is commonly referred to as the “command center” of your body, as it serves numerous purposes that are essential to its function. But the brain can be very difficult to fully understand. Its complexity has helped to create several myths that are commonly believed to be fact.

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7 Weird Sounds Your Body Makes & What They Mean

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Your body produces numerous sounds throughout the course of the day. An obvious rumbling in your tummy is a clear indicator that you are hungry. But what is really happening when your joint makes a “popping” noise or when you suddenly start whistling through your nose? In most cases, […]

What You Need To Know About ADHD

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The number of children diagnosed with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, continues to increase. According to the CDC, in 2003, the rate of children with ADHD was 7.8%. Just eight years later, the rate had increased to 11%.

Though the disorder is often shown and diagnosed in children […]

How Stress Affects Your Overall Health

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By: Danielle Menke

It is safe to say that most people have felt some kind of stress some time in their life. The feeling of pressure, tension or strain can arise from many different places such as physical, mental or emotional stresses. But stress can do more than just leave you feeling […]