Recent Autism Studies:
Obesity weighs heavy on everyone, literally. In a recent study done by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta Georgia it has been found that obesity may be connected to Autism. In the study, women who were obese during pregnancy were 60% more likely to have a child born with Autism. Autism has recently received a boost in research money. While other trends have been found, scientists are trying to pinpoint controllable factors within the disease.
More Medical Advancement:
Alzheimer’s disease has become more detectable thanks to a new image testing radioactive dye. Earlier this April the U.S food and drug administration approved the dye called, Amyvid. The dye identifies brain plaque, which is a cause of Alzheimer’s. By detecting this signs of Alzheimer’s more work can be done in attempts to prevent the disease.