Clinical criteria for diagnosing autism inadequate for people with genetic conditions

People with certain genetic conditions are likely to have significant symptoms of autism, even if they do not meet all diagnostic criteria, a study concludes. Researchers at Cardiff University say their findings show clinical services need to adapt so that people diagnosed with autism-linked genetic conditions are not denied access to vital support and interventions. […]

New potential clues in diagnosing, treating Alzheimer’s — ScienceDaily

A study led by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery has identified certain regions in the retina — the lining found in the back of the eye — that are more affected by Alzheimer’s disease than other areas. The findings may help physicians predict changes in the brain as well as cognitive deterioration, even for patients […]

Diagnosing the cause of exercise-induced respiratory symptoms

Exercise-induced respiratory symptoms are common in childhood, and it can be difficult to diagnose their cause. A study published in Pediatric Pulmonology found that the diagnoses proposed by primary care physicians are often not the same as the final diagnoses after specialist referrals. In the study of 214 children, the final diagnosis was asthma in […]