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2014-01-22 12:27:10

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Autism Spectrum Disorders - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 EpiCast Report: Autism Spectrum Disorders - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 Summary Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a group of incurable, developmental disabilities which affect the brain and are usually diagnosed between the ages of 18-24 months. ASD encompasses a broad spectrum of disorders in which the...

Study Find Cells Brain Regions Affected By Autism Gene Mutations
2013-11-22 09:42:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Yale University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have pinpointed the types of cells and regions of the brain affected by the genetic mutations associated with autism. Their findings, which were reported in Thursday’s edition of the journal Cell, indicate that a common variety of neural circuits are affected by autism-risk genes. Furthermore, they determined how, when, where and in what...

2013-11-04 23:24:44

Learning how to avoid excessive pregnancy weight gain with Diet Doc’s natural weight loss supplements allow new mothers to have a more comfortable pregnancy and, according to a new study, may also lower the risk for autism spectrum disorders. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Most new, soon-to-be mothers in Atlanta are looking for the best ways to experience a healthy pregnancy and avoid excessive weight gain. And, new research by the University of Utah suggests that a healthy...

2013-09-30 16:12:07

Findings in bacteria, yeast, mice show how flawed transport gene contributes to the condition Researchers say it's clear that some cases of autism are hereditary, but have struggled to draw direct links between the condition and particular genes. Now a team at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has devised a process for connecting a suspect gene to its function in autism. In a report in the Sept. 25 issue of...

2013-08-13 16:25:29

HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women, report scientists from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Centre in an upcoming Annals of Neurology (online today). The association emerged from a study of more than 4,000 Dutch mothers and their children, and it supports a growing view that autism spectrum disorders can...

CDC Mental Health Report Finds Seven Percent Of Children Have ADHD
2013-05-17 08:55:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most prevalent diagnosis amongst youngsters between the ages of three and 17, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention´s (CDC) first-ever comprehensive report on the mental health of American children. The report, released as a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement entitled “Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United...

2013-04-15 23:02:28

Integra Natural Wellness announces its opening this month in Seattle and Issaquah. The practice will specialize in helping children, adolescents and families affected by anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related disorders. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Autism Spectrum Disorders affect one in 88 children; a more recent study indicates that this number may be as...

Folic Acid Use In Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced Risk Of Autism In Children
2013-02-13 09:23:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Folic acid is one of the few proven methods known to prevent birth defects, and has also shown promise in reducing the risk of childhood cancer. So it only seems fitting to continue research into the role the leafy veggie vitamin plays in positive pregnancy outcomes and early childhood development. And as such, researchers continue to find positive results in response to folic acid intake during pregnancy. In the latest discovery,...

2012-12-04 05:03:45

The unique, one-day workshop is designed to teach effective autism intervention strategies using state-of-the-art methods of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat individuals with autism. VAN NUYS, CA (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 Autism Research Group (ARG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to using science to help individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), will host a one-day workshop titled, “Advanced Behavioral Intervention,” on January 17, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4:00...

2012-10-03 14:53:03

Study examines newly proposed DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder Parents should not worry that proposed changes to the medical criteria redefining a diagnosis of autism will leave their children excluded and deemed ineligible for psychiatric and medical care, says a team of researchers led by psychologists at Weill Cornell Medical College. Their new study, published in the October 1 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, is the largest to date that has tried to unpack the...