Daily Archives: March 14, 2014

Environmental Factors, Pesticides, Viruses and Autism II

Environmental and State-Level Regulatory Factors Affect the Incidence of Autism and Intellectual Disability http://www.ploscompbiol.org Many factors affect the risks for neurodevelopmental maladies such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID). To compare environmental, phenotypic, socioeconomic and state-policy factors … Continue reading

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Environmental Factors, Pesticides, Viruses and Autism

Autism and intellectual disability incidence linked with environmental factors http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2014/20140313-autism.html March 13, 2014 An analysis of 100 million US medical records reveals that autism and intellectual disability (ID) rates are correlated at the county level with incidence of genital malformations … Continue reading

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GI Dysfunction in Autism

Gastrointestinal issues in autism spectrum disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24614765 Abstract While autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by communication impairments, social abnormalities, and stereotypic behaviors, several medical comorbidities are observed in autistic individuals. Of these, gastrointestinal (GI) abnormalities are of particular interest … Continue reading

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