There’s A New Two-Minute Test That Can Detect Autism In Your Child

In the United States, it is estimated that autism is prevalent in one in 68 births, and as of 2014, over 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Autism Society.

The fast-growing developmental disability has no cure, however, studies have shown that early diagnosis is key in improving the quality of life of a person on the spectrum. Autism cannot be detected through methods like blood or urine tests, so doctors need to observe a child’s development and behavior, which can prove to be challenging.

According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), while children on the spectrum tend to receive a diagnosis between the ages of 18 months and two, many “do not receive a final diagnosis until much older.” Unfortunately, this delay could prevent them from getting the help they need early on.

Now, researches think they have found a solution that could solve this issue. A group of experts at Rutgers University have developed a quick two-minute test that professionals and parents can use to detect autism in their young child.

How does it work?

6 Medical Conditions That Completely Transform People

There are a few things in life that seem too weird to actually have any chance of being true. In medical science, there are the really, really bizarre things that become all the more strange because they exist, and they could happen to you.

This condition is when a bald, red patch on the tongue is surrounded by white bordering, often causing strange shapes to appear on the surface of the membrane. The reason for this disorder is currently unknown, but it is assumed to work in tandem with diabetes and allergies. Only 1-2.5% of people have this disorder, do you?

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While many will find this affliction humorous, for those that suffer from it, it’s no laughing matter. Foreign Accent Syndrome is a speech disorder that changes the way we vocalize in our own language. Often it develops after a mild brain injury or stroke and comes with other speech changes.

Congenital Hypertrichosis may be the basis of werewolf legends around the globe. This genetic disease causes the growth of excess hair all over the body and face, and individuals with the disorder have likely been victimized for centuries.

Think you’re safe from these conditions? Read on and you may just find a reason to think twice about that!

Woman Hospitalized After She Begins Sweating Blood

[WARNING: This article contains images which some could find disturbing.]

Sweating is a totally normal bodily function. We have to sweat. It maintains our body temperature by cooling us down when we’re nervous, warm, or stressed.

But you know what’s not normal? Sweating blood.

A 21-year-old woman in Italy was admitted to the hospital after she began sweating blood from her face and hands. Doctors were stumped, as she had no obvious wounds on her body. According to the doctors, the patient had suffered from this type of bleeding for over three years, and there was no indication as to what caused it. It could happen when she was sleeping or when she was exercising. When the woman was stressed, the bleeding was more intense. The episodes could last up to five minutes.

Dr. Roberto Maglie, a dermatologist at the University of Florence and co-author of the article which appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, told CBC News in an email that he could not discuss any details about the patient due to confidentiality.

Blood work was conducted and tests were run, but all the results were normal. Doctors also ruled out the possibility of the patient faking it. She was really sweating blood, and she really needed help.