Elizabeth Brandon

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Diabetes due to obesity may be increasing the risk of strokes among younger adults, recent research indicates.

This attack on the brain is striking more people between 20 and 45, according to a study presented at the International Stroke Conference in San Antonia.

Focusing on trends in the greater Cincinnati area of approximately 1.3 million people, the study data indicated that the strokes striking people between the ages of 20 and 45 was 7.3 percent in 2005, compared to 4.5 percent in 1993 to 1994.

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“Shock.” 

That was Ann Brendel’s reaction when Jack, her only child, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.

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People with Parkinson’s disease often can’t differentiate between a sweet smile or an angry grimace, a warm welcome or a rude remark. And one of the major treatments may be making this worse, according to new research.