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2012-04-10 05:05:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- With an alarming number of obese individuals today, a study was conducted that focuses especially on obese mothers and the risks their children could face. Researchers have developed a link between maternal diabetes and obesity and the chance of giving birth to a child with autism or another disability caused during the developmental process. Researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute found that mothers who were obese were 1-2/3 times more likely to...

Obesity In Mothers Increases Chances Of Autism In Children
2012-04-09 09:29:34

A new study conducted by researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute is proposing that women suffering from obesity during pregnancy may increase their chances of having a child with autism. The study, published online in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that clinically obese mothers were 1-2/3 times more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism as normal-weight mothers without diabetes or hypertension. They were also more than twice as...

2012-04-05 14:06:10

New technique reveals another piece of spectrum's genetic architecture There is little argument among experts that autism spectrum disorders (ASD), complex developmental disabilities that vary widely in their severity, are caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Advances in genome sequencing now permit scientists to uncover specific mutations in DNA that are associated with ASD at unprecedented resolution. Such data are vital to understanding the genetic basis of the disorder....

2012-04-05 09:35:52

Non-inherited mutations spotlight role of environment — NIH-supported study, consortium Researchers have turned up a new clue to the workings of a possible environmental factor in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs): fathers were four times more likely than mothers to transmit tiny, spontaneous mutations to their children with the disorders. Moreover, the number of such transmitted genetic glitches increased with paternal age. The discovery may help to explain earlier evidence linking...

One-in-ten Autistic Kids 'Bloom' Out Of Severe Symptoms
2012-04-03 06:08:13

Roughly one-in-ten children diagnosed with severe forms of autism will shed many symptoms of the developmental disability by the time they reach their eight birthday, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University. Although many children with autism see their social and communication skills improve over time with therapy, the "bloomers" identified in the study typically started out with lots of communication and social problems, but made rapid gains during their...

2012-04-02 23:00:04

Every year April is recognized as the National Autism Awareness Month, which provides a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues that affect people suffering from this disorder. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 Every year April is recognized as the National Autism Awareness Month, which provides a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues that affect people suffering from this disorder. Autism United will be marking this month to...

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2012-03-29 15:42:19

According to new estimates by the Centers for Disease Control, about one in 88 children in the U.S. has autism or a related disorder. The CDC estimate represents an increase of about 25 percent since the last analysis in 2006, and almost doubling the rate reported in 2002. The report said that the rate of autism spectrum disorders among boys is one in 54, and among girls it is one in 252. "One thing the data tells us with certainty - there are many children and families who need...

2012-03-29 12:49:51

Population of People with Autism and Cost to Society Continue to Skyrocket; A National Public Health Crisis Requires a National Strategy Autism Speaks, the world´s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today called on the nation´s elected and appointed leaders to immediately develop a new, coordinated strategy to take on a national public health emergency — the autism epidemic — in the wake of a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

2012-03-29 10:09:59

Lifetime Care of Individuals with Autism Highest for Those with Intellectual Disability $2.3 Million U.S. and £1.5 Million U.K. Autism Speaks, the world´s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced preliminary results of new research that estimates autism costs society a staggering $126 billion per year (U.S.) — a number that has more than tripled since 2006, and annually in the U.K. has reached more than £34 billion (equivalent to $54 billion...


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