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January 2019

Autism and Theory of Mind: Possibly Another Way to Understand Autism

Autism mind

Being able to reach a reasonable conclusion of the internal states of others is called mentalization and is critical for successful social interactions. The main components of this system are the medial prefrontal cortex and the temporal-parietal junction. These areas show similar patterns during both the performance and observations of actions. People with autism have trouble mentalizing. This is important as difficulties with this in adults with autism; this is evident in tasks involving action processing. In addition, this issue can impair the understanding of the social intentions of others and this can lead to inappropriate social decisions. These decisions then can lead to maltreatment by others. This study was done to see if there was connectivity between regions of mentalization system when inferring the social intention of others from their actions. Adults with autism are significantly impaired on tasks that involve integrating information regarding others’ intended states with the surrounding context.

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Does Price Disclosure Make a Difference in High Drug Prices?

Drug prices and disclosure

Medication prices continue to rise faster than many people can keep up with. Long told that pharmaceutical companies needed to recoup their costs from research and development, recent studies have found this is not true. The price of research and development are often covered within the first few years the medication is released to the public. The companies, however, rarely lower the retail price they charge the patients who are in need of the medicine.

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When Shameless Husband Tells His Wife He Is Not Attracted To Her Because of Her Weight

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A few days ago I read a Facebook post by a young woman who wrote that her husband no longer wants to be married to her because he is not attracted to her and her weight is the issue. The woman had her picture posted and she looked slightly overweight. If the weight is the only issue then this is called shameless and irresponsible behavior. Let's call things by their proper names.

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Fructose Connection with Kidney Function

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With a rise in kidney illnesses, it is more important than ever to look for the underlying causes to slow its occurrence. One of the easiest ways we can influence our kidney function is to be mindful of how much sugary drinks like soda (soft drinks) we consume on a daily basis. This can decrease our propensity for obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders that can place undue stress on our kidneys.

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How To Lose Weight When Nothing Seems To Help

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I have been there myself when I was trying to lose weight and nothing seems to help. A few days ago I read this discussion in a large Weight Loss Support group on Facebook where someone asked "nothing seems to be helping me. Anyone got ideas that helped you?" Here are some good ideas from people in the group who are losing weight and have repeatedly shared their success photos.

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Why Smart Health Goals Succeed: Set Smart Health Goals With This Weekly Planner!

Smart health goals

As we turn the chapter of a new year, we jot down our resolutions and determine that this is the year we will achieve our smart health goals to be fit and healthy in 2019! However, life can get in the way of smart health goals, and our motives and intentions aren’t always prioritized for a variety of reasons. Maria Marlowe’s new, Be Healthy Every Day weekly planner, is a great tool to help you set and achieve your smart health goals in 2019!

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How To Stop Hormonal Weight Gain: Dr. Colbert’s Book Reveals the Secret

Stop Hormonal Weight Gain

We are plagued by a multitude of health epidemics, and unfortunately, the statistics show that occurrences of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease only continue to climb. Dr. Don Colbert, M.D., is the author of a new book: Dr. Colbert’s Hormone Health Zone, and he believes that the root cause of these diseases and many others are suboptimal hormone levels. In his new book, Dr. Colbert shares how to stop hormonal weight gain and other hormone health secrets.

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Attempts to Find New Treatments and Better Understanding of Schizophrenia

Human brain

A large group of researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism of neurotransmitters is released in the brain during schizophrenia. This elevated protein was noted not only schizophrenia but also other mental illnesses. the study was the first to study the relationship between mental illness and the level of protein. This is important as schizophrenia affects nearly one in 100 American adults and remains poorly understood.

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Brain size and Schizophrenia

Human brain

In the picture above, the different lobes of the brain are color coded. According to the studies found concerning brain volume and schizophrenia, there are two main areas affected. These areas are colored green and the blue lobe that borders on the green. This illustrates why it is so important for research to continue in order to help those afflicted with schizophrenia as it is a lifelong disorder.

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