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Scientists Are Just Starting to Understand Autistic Adults’ Unique Health Needs

Using a machine learning algorithm to analyse health records of individuals with autism, researchers have been able to identify both increased and decreased health risks associated with ASD. The study reports autistic adults have increased risk of developing hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease and other neurological issues. By contrast, those with ASD are at decreased risk of alcohol abuse, hypertension and metastatic cancers.... Read More...
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Gray Hair Linked to Immune System and Viral Infection

Researchers have identified a link between the immune system, viral infection and premature hair graying. The study reports mice who went prematurely gray produced unusually high amounts of MITF, a protein that is responsible for releasing interferons, which help to fight viral infections. This suggests genes responsible for controlling pigmentation also work to control the immune system.... Read More...