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The causes of autism are currently not known, but significant numbers of studies are underway with a view to learning how it develops. Researchers have identified several genes that appear to have connections to ASD. Sometimes, these genes arise from spontaneously mutate. In other cases, people may inherit them. In studies of twins, autism often…

Losing Brain Function

Since dementia patients have memory problems certain techniques can be taught to them such as rehearse information, mnemonics, relaxation techniques for sufficient sleep, brain training or strategy training. Patients can be asked to keep lists and be physically active. Currently, cognitive stimulation techniques have been used to manage the symptoms of dementia as well as…

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West Nile is a virus most commonly spread to people by mosquito bites. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. About 1 out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness.Looking at the severity that may arouse out of the virus it has become very important…

ALLERGIES

Allergies occur when your immune system recognizes a foreign substance as harmful even when it isn’t. It can have caused by pollen, pet dander, certain foods, airborne allergens, insect stings, latex or other substances you touch or medications. Having asthma increases chances of having an allergic reaction. Your immune system response can result in inflamed…

ANXIETY

An anxiety disorder can significantly affect the daily routine of a person. There are many different types of disorders that can co-exist with depression or substance abuse. Their relationship with their family and friends can become strained. That is why treatments should be tailored to each. Symptoms include always tensed, trouble concentrating, recurring fears, avoidance…

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