Brain Scans Yield More Clues to Autism

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism show abnormalities in a deep brain circuit that typically makes socializing enjoyable, a new study finds. Using MRI brain scans, researchers found that kids with autism showed differences in the structure and function of a brain circuit called the mesolimbic reward pathway. That circuit, located…

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Obesity Adds to Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Suffering a serious traumatic brain injury can be a permanently disabling experience, but new research shows that obesity compounds the health problems survivors face in the years after their accident. “Achieving and maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity following a traumatic brain injury (TBI)…

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Vitamin D No Panacea for Brain Diseases

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D does little to defend your brain against multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease, a new review shows. The finding is based on an analysis of more than 70 studies. “Our work counters an emerging belief held in some quarters suggesting that higher levels of vitamin…

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Eczema Dramatically Impacts Quality of Life

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Itching, blisters, sores and inflammation are a continuous and debilitating source of pain, shame and misery for many people who struggle with the allergic skin disease known as eczema, researchers say. And a new survey suggests that many of those battling moderate-to-severe eczema suffer from an inability or…

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