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Milton teacher uses personal tragedy to educate students on eating disorders

Milton teacher uses personal tragedy to educate students on eating disorders

Milton High School teacher Michael Dorn usually teaches students mathematics but nowadays he is teaching students about eating disorders and how to spot the signs.

Dorn lost his daughter to an eating disorder, and he wants to use his role as a teacher to help other children learn how they can avoid falling victims to eating disorders.

Excess use of sugar can cause Alzheimer’s disease: researchers warn

Excess use of sugar can cause Alzheimer’s disease: researchers warn

A new study has warned that the progressive disease of Alzheimer’s, which destroys memory and other functions of the patient’s brain, could be caused by excess use of sugar.

Uganda gets positive results in its fight against AIDS

Uganda gets positive results in its fight against AIDS

Uganda health authorities took several steps to fight back HIV/AIDS, such as deploying roadside billboards advocating testing for kids and protected sex and highlighting the significance of taking ARVs (medicines that prevent the progression of the deadly virus). Now, those efforts have started producing positive results.

Study finds no link between cat ownership and schizophrenia

Study finds no link between cat ownership and schizophrenia

Disputing the studies that linked pet cats to human mental illness, a new study argues that spending childhood with a cat doesn’t cause mental illness (schizophrenia) later in life.

A team of researchers from University College London analyzed data from nearly 5,000 kids who participated in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents & Children, which tracks the people’s health born in 1991 and 1992.

Allergy season gets an early start

Allergy season typically starts in spring but this year this irritating health issue has got an early start, than to February’s spring-like weather.

Despite spring being around a month away, higher than usual temperatures this February are not only making trees to start budding earlier but also luring people to spend more time outdoors. Numerous areas in the United States have reported high pollen counts weeks earlier than usual.

Changes in early infancy brain can predict autism diagnosis at age of 2: study

Changes in early infancy brain can predict autism diagnosis at age of 2: study

Changes in the brain in early infancy can predict diagnosis of autism at age of 2 years in kids who have older autistic siblings, according to findings of a new autism study.

A team of researchers scanned brains of children facing “high” risk of developing autism because of an older brother or sister’s diagnosis. They also scanned brains of kids who had no family history of the devastating disease.

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