A Rotating Obsession: Autism Diagnosis And Treatment

As of 2002 autism affected 66 out of 10,000 people in the United States.  With its growing prevalence, it is becoming even more important to get a proper diagnosis for autism so that the children can receive the best treatment available.  Even though autism is not curable it can be managed and children can learn…
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The Cure For Alcoholism….

This week’s article was about alcohol abuse, alcoholism and the mechanisms behind it.  The purpose of this article was to figure out what happens when alcohol enters the brain and what parts of the brain are affected.  If scientists can figure out what happens, they may be able to find drugs that can reduce alcohol…
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Heavy Metal Autism

  Our paper this week talked about environmental effects and how they play into theories for how autism starts in kids. One factor that is thought to cause autism is the toxicity of heavy metals. A few examples of these metals and where they are commonly found are: Lead – petrol, paint, batteries, certain water…
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The Diversity Of Alcoholism

I have for you two scenarios (These stories are not based on any person in particular, but are just general possible scenarios.) First is a story about Edward. Edward has been a respectable CPA for the same business for the last 12 years. His family consists of his wife of ten years. A few evenings…
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Alcohol As A Social Issue

This week’s discussions centred around ethanol and it’s many different pathways that it effects. This is relatively new research, and not much is known about how this knowledge can be used to fight issues surrounding alcohol use. For me, the biggest issues with alcohol use and abuse are societal issues. I have known many foreign…
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