Category Archives: Allergy

Startling Discovery – Immune System Affects and may Control Social Behavior

Shocking New Role Found for the Immune System: Controlling Social Interactions https://news.virginia.edu In a startling discovery that raises fundamental questions about human behavior, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the immune system directly affects … Continue reading

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Allergy, Inflammation and Autism

Atopic diseases and inflammation of the brain in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders Free Full Paper http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4931610/ Abstract Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect as many as 1 in 45 children and are characterized by deficits in sociability and communication, … Continue reading

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Hygiene Hypothesis and The Gut.

The gut microbiomes of infants have an impact on autoimmunity http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2016-04-28-006/ Exposure to pathogens early in life is beneficial to the education and development of the human immune system. Over the past few decades, the healthcare community has observed an … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Inflammation and Autism

How severe maternal inflammation can lead to autism-like behavior http://news.mit.edu/2016/maternal-inflammation-autism-behavior-0128 Immune molecules in infected mothers tied to brain and behavior abnormalities in offspring.   Anne Trafton | MIT News Office January 28, 2016   In 2010, a large study in … Continue reading

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Air Pollution and Autism – Neurotoxicity of Traffic

Neurotoxicity of traffic-related air pollution. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26610921 Abstract The central nervous system is emerging as an important target for adverse health effects of air pollution, where it may contribute to neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Air pollution comprises several components, including particulate … Continue reading

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Autism – Significant Increased Prevalence

Prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26218138 The objective of this study was to measure the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which has not been well described … Continue reading

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Bacterial Infection , Zinc Treatment and Autism

Lipopolysaccharide Exposure Induces Maternal Hypozincemia, and Prenatal Zinc Treatment Prevents Autistic-Like Behaviors and Disturbances in the Striatal Dopaminergic and mTOR Systems of Offspring. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26218250 Abstract Autism is characterized by social deficits, repetitive behaviors, and cognitive inflexibility. The risk factors appear … Continue reading

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Autism and Industrial Pollution

Autism spectrum disorder prevalence and proximity to industrial facilities releasing arsenic, lead or mercury. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26218563 Abstract Prenatal and perinatal exposures to air pollutants have been shown to adversely affect birth outcomes in offspring and may contribute to prevalence of autism … Continue reading

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Eczema and Autism – The Association

Association Between Atopic Dermatitis and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26254000 Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an allergic disorder caused by both immunological dysregulation and epidermal barrier defect. Several studies have investigated the association between AD and mental health disorders. … Continue reading

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Inflammation Crucial in Disease – Implications for Autism

Controlling inflammation to reduce chronic disease risk http://www.alphagalileo.org 07 August 2015 ILSI Europe An unresolved inflammatory response is likely to be involved from the early stages of disease development. Controlling inflammation is crucial to human health and a key future … Continue reading

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