Acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to higher risk of ADHD, autism later

"...parents and providers may want to consider the benefit and potential risk when making a decision on the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy..."

Johns Hopkins University | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine acetaminophen attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd autism childrens-health pregnancy

Immune cells repair our brains while we sleep

"...the signals in our brain that modulate the sleep and awake state also act as a switch that turns the immune system off and on."

Mark Michaud-Rochester | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism brains dementia immune-systems microglia schizophrenia

Fine motor skills of kids with autism predict language risk

Fine motor skills are a strong predictor of whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language disabilities, research finds.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism childrens-health movement speech

Autism rates among minority kids rise sharply

Autism rates among black and Hispanic kids "are not only catching up to those of whites—which have historically been higher—but surpassing them."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism childrens-health

Cannabis may change autism-linked gene in sperm

Additional research could determine if changes to the gene resulting from cannabis use contributes to autism in children.

Sarah Avery-Duke | Aug. 27, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism genes marijuana reproduction sperm

Little kid food habits may signal autism

“If a primary care provider hears about these behaviors from parents, they should consider referring the child for an autism screening...”

Zachary Sweger-Penn State | July 10, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism childrens-health food

Aggression in kids with autism may signal G.I. trouble

Behaviors like aggression or anxiety can be a sign of nausea, constipation, or other gastrointestinal issues in kids with autism, report researchers.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri | July 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism digestive-system nausea pain

Worms stuck in repeat could clarify human diseases

A brain circuit that underlies repetitive behavior in roundworms could shed light on Tourette's and autism in humans.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller | May 13, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism brains obsessive-compulsive-disorder tourettes-syndrome

Team links Prozac during pregnancy and autism behavior in mice

Researchers have found a link between Prozac exposure in the womb and autism-like behavior in mice.

Duke-NUS | May 9, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antidepressants autism brains medications pregnancy

Quick learners have speedier neurons

How quickly different people learn things may depend on how quickly their neurons fire.

National University of Singapore | April 18, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism brains cognition learning neurons

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