Daily Archives: May 15, 2014

Adults with ASD have a significant burden of major psychiatric and medical conditions.

Psychiatric and Medical Conditions Among Adults with ASD https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2014/webprogram/Paper17783.html Background: Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been shown to have a higher burden of medical and psychiatric comorbidities and increased utilization of health care services compared to the general … Continue reading

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Pollution , Prenatal Exposure and Severe Language and Communication Deficits

The Effect of Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure on Function and Severity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2014/webprogram/Paper16426.html Objectives:  We examined the relationship between prenatal air pollution exposure and ASD severity, cognitive ability, and adaptive functioning among children with ASD.  … Continue reading

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Antidepressant Exposure elevated risk for Autism and ADHD

Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure Is Associated with Risk for Autism and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder in an Analysis of Electronic Health Records https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2014/webprogram/Paper15647.html Background:The etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is complex, with both environmental and genetic factors contributing to risk. Building … Continue reading

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Gut Bacteria and Weight Regulation – Probiotics as Selective and Designed Treatment

Cork researchers further understanding of how gut bacteria regulate weight gain http://www.sfi.ie Researchers at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre in University College Cork have discovered how gut bacteria communicate with their host to specifically regulate weight gain and serum cholesterol levels.   … Continue reading

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Addictive Behaviours – Substantia Nigra – Dopamine : Implications for Schizophrenia and Autism ?

Penn Researchers Show Human Learning Altered by Electrical Stimulation of Dopamine Neurons http://www.uphs.upenn.edu Method May Hold Potential for Rehabilitation after Injury or Addictive Behaviors PHILADELPHIA — Stimulation of a certain population of neurons within the brain can alter the learning … Continue reading

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