Trinity College autism researchers appeal for participants

The Autism Study Research Group at Trinity College in Dublin has appealed for participants to help them with a study to help them find out more about the causes of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)..

The team is seeking people with high function ASC  to become part of an MRI study “exploring Theory of Mind in high functioning ASC”.

Those wishing to take part should be right-handed males between the ages of 15-30 years.

All participants will receive a picture of their brain and a “€20 token of gratitude”.

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Gardens good for dementia patients

16527367_sGardens in care homes have non-drug benefits for patients with dementia.

A review of 17 different pieces of research has found that outdoor spaces can promote relaxation, encourage activity and reduce residents agitation. Continue reading

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Sunshine vitamin halves risks for bowel cancer patients

vitamin pillsBowel cancer patients with high levels of Vitamin D in their blood can cut their risk of dying by 50pc compared to those with the lowest levels of the vitamin.

Those with with  the highest  levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, a study shows. Continue reading

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Avocados increase Vitamin A value from other foods

14649213_sFresh avocados are not just good eaten by themselves but enhance the absorption of essential nutrients from other foods.

More vitamin A is absorbed from tomatoes or carrots when they are eaten with Avocados. Continue reading

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Hotter days encourage kidney stones

Kidney stones

Kidney stones

Hotter days increase the number of people seeking treatment for kidney stones and the most dramatic rise for the painful condition is among children.

The link has been found in a study of 60,000 patients in areas with different climates. Continue reading

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