Why debunked autism treatment fads persist

The communication struggles of children with autism spectrum disorder can drive parents and educators to try anything to understand their thoughts, needs and wants. Authors describe a litany of treatments for autism that have been attempted with little or no success over the years, including gluten- and casein-free diets, antifungal interventions, chelation therapy, magnetic shoe inserts, hyperbaric oxygen sessions, weighted vests, bleach enemas, sheep-stem-cell injections and many more. —> Read More Here

Study successfully screens for diabetes at dental visits using oral blood

Using gingival crevicular blood (GCB) for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing produced values that were nearly identical to those obtained using finger stick blood (FSB), with a correlation of .991 between the two blood samples of 408 dental patients. Testing HbA1c is promoted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for diabetes diagnostic purposes and glycemic control monitoring. —> Read More Here

Urine test predicts heart failure patients’ risk of kidney injury

Urinary angiotensinogen levels at the time of hospital admission predicted acute decompensated heart failure patients’ risk of developing acute kidney injury with considerable accuracy, scientists report. Patients’ urinary angiotensinogen level at the time of admission also helped clinicians predict patients’ risk of being rehospitalized or dying within one year. —> Read More Here

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