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  1. Study suggests potential way to predict autism or psychosis risk in children with genetic abnormality

    Study suggests potential way to predict autism or psychosis risk in children with genetic abnormality

    Doctors and researchers have long known that children who are missing about 60 genes on a certain chromosome are at a significantly elevated risk for developing either a disorder on the autism spectrum or psychosis — that is, any mental disorder characterized by delusions and hallucinations, including schizophrenia. But there has been no way to predict which child with the...

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  2. Girls with mild autism prone to severe epilepsy

    Girls with mild autism prone to severe epilepsy

    Girls with autism are nearly three times as likely as boys with the disorder to have severe epilepsy that responds poorly to medication1. The findings, published 26 June in Autism Research, add a twist to one of the biggest conundrums in autism: its 4-to-1 ratio of boys to girls. Research suggests that girls are somehow protected from autism-linked mutations. The...

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  3. New research shows concussion may affect men and women differently

    New research shows concussion may affect men and women differently

    New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at preseason testing. The study released today will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Denver, July 24 to 26, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s leading authority...

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