Daily Archives: June 22, 2014

Vitamin C as an Auxillary Treatment in Epilepsy ?

Vitamin C: A new auxiliary treatment of epilepsy? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24948051 Abstract Although many approaches to the therapy of epilepsy exist, most of antiepileptic drugs, beside certain and unquestioned benefits, have convinced disadvantages. That is the reason for looking for new methods … Continue reading

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Autism – Prenatal Stress and a Placental Marker

Penn Team Links Placental Marker of Prenatal Stress to Neurodevelopmental Problems http://www.upenn.edu Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 18, 2014 When a woman experiences a stressful event early in pregnancy, the risk of her child developing autism spectrum … Continue reading

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Autism – Parents and Cargivers Physical and Psychological Health are Interwoven

Social support and mastery influence the association between stress and poor physical health in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24927515 Abstract To date, much of the research linking the stress of caring for children with developmental disabilities (e.g. … Continue reading

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Immune Activation – Maternal Iron Deficiency – Altered Brain Development

Additive effects of maternal iron deficiency and prenatal immune activation on adult behaviors in rat offspring. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24930842 Abstract Both iron deficiency (ID) and infection are common during pregnancy and studies have described altered brain development in offspring as a result … Continue reading

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Abnormal Cytokine Profile in ASD – Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Cytokine aberrations in autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24934179 Abstract The role of non-diagnostic features in the pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is unclear. Increasing evidence suggests immune system alterations in ASD may be implicated in … Continue reading

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ADHD – Autism – New Epidemiology from Denmark

Comorbid mental disorders in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a large nationwide study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24942707 Abstract The present study aimed at identifying the full range of mental disorders comorbid to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents (age 4-17) … Continue reading

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Autism – Anxiety and Depression in Parents – Severe Behaviours and Fathers as a protective factor

Risk and protective factors for symptoms of anxiety and depression in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24950424 Abstract Abstract Objective: The severity of symptoms of anxiety and depression was evaluated in 102 parents of children with autism spectrum … Continue reading

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