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4 Your Health: Sleep problems for children with autism

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Children with autism often experience sleep issues.

Children with Autism are more likely to have trouble sleeping.

That’s according to a new study from Children’s Hospital Of Colorado. Researchers looked at the sleep habits of nearly 2,000 young children from across the U.S. They found kids with Autism were twice as likely to have sleep problems than their peers.

Experts say these children often have anxiety difficulty with transition and differences in melatonin production that can interfere with sleep.

More women are surviving breast cancer

Good news about the fight against breast cancer.

The latest U.S. estimates that more than half a million deaths from the disease have been avoided over the past three decades. Researchers credit the wide use of mammograms and improvements in breast cancer treatments for saving women’s lives. Unfortunately, only about half of women over 40 get regular mammograms.

These findings come from the University Of Colorado, Duke University and the University Of Michigan.

Sean Mooney

Sean Mooney

Sean Mooney is cohost of Tucson Today, 5-7 am, Monday through Friday.
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