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People with autism have too many synapses -- the connectors by which brain cells send and receive signals -- according to a new study that may point to a treatment for the complex disorder.
 
U.S. computing giant Intel announced Wednesday it was joining an effort to battle Parkinson's disease with new big data and wearable technologies to improve research and treatment.
 
A study says using spoons as measurements for medicine can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.
 
Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls'
They were dubbed the "forgotten souls" -- the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns.
 
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has shown that chronic stress of poverty, neglect and physical abuse in early life may shrink the parts of a child's developing brain responsible for memory, learning and processing emotion.
 
A California study out Monday found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.
 
The Texas Republican Party now endorses so-called reparative therapy for gays, under a new policy statement given final approval at its annual convention Saturday.
 
Autism in childhood may be linked to higher levels of steroid hormones in the womb during early fetal development, researchers said on Tuesday.
 
Scientists reported Wednesday more evidence that a certain antidepressant may cut the development of brain plaque implicated in Alzheimer's disease, this time by studying young people without dementia.
 
Depression is the top global cause of illness and disability for adolescents, with suicide the third-biggest cause of death, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
 
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