Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

Prebiotics and Eczema Risk – Implications for Autism ?

Prebiotics May Cut Eczema Risk in Infants http://www.medpagetoday.com/AllergyImmunology/Allergy/38132 Full Text at Link Published: Mar 28, 2013 By Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, … Continue reading

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C-reactive protein (CRP) – Inflammation Marker Higher in Kids with Asthma, Depression

Inflammation Marker Higher in Kids with Asthma, Depression Published: Aug 9, 2013 | Updated: Aug 9, 2013 http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Asthma/40898 By Nancy Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, … Continue reading

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Kid’s Gut Pain – Anxiety Disorders and Depression in Teens and Young Adults

Kids’ Abdominal Pain Tied to Mental Distress in Adulthood http://www.medpagetoday.com By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Full Story at Link Functional abdominal pain in childhood was … Continue reading

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Genetic Relationship between Five Psychiatric Disorders II

New data reveal extent of genetic overlap between major mental disorders http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share the most common genetic variation IMAGE: Common inherited genetic variation (single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs) accounted for up to about 28 percent of the … Continue reading

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Genetic Relationship between Five Psychiatric Disorders and Crohn’s

New patterns found in the genetic relationship of 5 major psychiatric disorders http://www.vcu.edu/ Nature Genetics study co-authored by VCU expert An international consortium has shown for the first time evidence of substantial overlap of genetic risk factors shared between bipolar … Continue reading

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ASD – Heightened Empathic Arousal but differences perceiving distress.

Empathic arousal and social understanding in individuals with autism: evidence from fMRI and ERP measurements. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23929944 Abstract Lack of empathy is a hallmark of social impairments in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the concept empathy encompasses several socio-emotional … Continue reading

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