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Written by Dr Mihiri Silva | Environmental & Genetic Epidemiology Research, Population Health, and Plastic Surgery Research, Cell Biology, Murdoch Children's Research Institute Happy World Oral Health Day! Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases, affecting half of all six-year-old children in Australia.
One of the big questions in autism research is whether autism is a single disorder or many different disorders that happen to present in the same way. Although recent genetic research has indicated hundreds of different genes contribute to autism, a new discovery has found there could also be commonality among most patients with autism.