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Children showing signs of autism should be treated before diagnosis is confirmed, under new guidelines

Pediatricians should start treating children who show signs of autism even before tests confirm a diagnosis, according to the newest ...
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Mystery illness leads boy’s family on lengthy quest for genetic answers that ends ‘after a lucky accident’

When Alex Yiu was born 14 years ago, he seemed like a typical healthy kid. But when he turned 2, ...
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Viewpoint: There’s reason for optimism about AI’s ability to diagnose illnesses—but there’s also a lot of hype

Medicine is one of the hottest fields when it comes to applying AI to real-world problems, in particular using deep learning systems to ...
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‘Cancer lab’ on a chip could move diagnosis into our homes

Finding out you have cancer is bad enough, but to then have to go to hospital for a painful and ...
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At-home diagnostic tests powered by CRISPR soon could help diagnose infectious diseases and even cancer

Today when you get sick, you need to make an appointment to see your doctor. ... But in the near ...
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Name recognition could be key to an early diagnosis tool for autism

Every pediatrician knows that it’s important to diagnose autism when a child is as young as possible, because when younger ...
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Using genetics and social media to find answers for rare ‘undiagnosed’ diseases

Having a strange and little-known condition is increasingly becoming a regular part of life, bonding patients together with a common ...
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Artificial intelligence could have a future diagnosing sick children, study says

With the money and time that visits to the ER and urgent care soak up, the chance to revisit old-fashioned ...
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Viewpoint: We need to get better at diagnosing Alzheimer’s if we hope to improve treatments

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and unlike with cancer and heart disease, we ...
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Finding echoes of cancer journey in Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

The 'choose your own path' nature of Bandersnatch echoes a journey with breast cancer ...
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Delayed diagnosis? In some children, autism traits become ‘significantly more pronounced over time’

Some autistic children don’t show traits of the condition until age 5 or later, new research suggests. Others show a ...
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‘It’s not too late’: The quest to reverse autism at any age

[T]he average age of diagnosis for a child with autism is over four years. Because of late diagnoses, many of ...
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Meet Grunya Sukhareva, the forgotten woman who defined autism

[In 1924,] a gifted young doctor, Grunya Efimovna Sukhareva, saw [a 12-year-old] boy. Caring and attentive, she observed him with ...
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Gender bias: Are we overlooking autism in women and girls?

Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a “male ...
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1 in 10 children diagnosed with ADHD: Why so many?

The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyper­activity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 ...
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When antidepressants fail: Are we looking at a new kind of depression?

Depression is one of the most frequently diagnosed mental illnesses, with an estimated 15 percent of the global adult population ...
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Tale of two families: Exome sequencing and faster diagnosis of rare disorders

Sailing from New York City to London a century ago took days; today the trip takes hours by air. Similarly, ...
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‘Bad genes’ may not mean you’ll get a disease

Today, personalized medicine hinges on genetic information on risks of disease. Unfortunately, having a disease-associated mutation may bear little to ...