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August 12, 2022

Community Shares | August 15th 2022

Community Shares:  Researchers from Norway have discovered that children of foreign-born mothers have more than a seven times higher chance of developing autism than Norwegian children whose mothers were born within the country. This new study involved 142 children aged 2-6 years old with an autism diagnosis in Sør-Trøndelag in mid-Norway from 2016-2019. Information was […]

August 12, 2022

Insufficient Sleep Could Harm Developing Brains

Less Than 9 Hours of Sleep Can Cause Changes in Children’s Memory, Intelligence, and Well-Being New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that elementary school students who get less than nine hours of sleep each night exhibit notable differences in specific brain regions compared to those who get the advised […]

August 12, 2022

Air Pollution and Stress in Tandem During Pregnancy Linked to ASD

Gestational Exposure to Smog and Tension Altered Brain Connections in Male but Not Female Mice Fifteen years ago, a young sailor named Carina Block was pregnant with her first child. Her demanding and stressful job overseas in the Navy regularly exposed her jet exhaust fumes. Carina gave birth to a healthy little girl. However, at […]

August 08, 2022

Human Breast Milk Bacterium Could Balance Susceptible Adults’ Microbiome

B. infantis Provides Benefits to the Microbiome without Using Antibiotics to Kill Existing Microbes Many adults suffer from disorders related to imbalances in their gut microbiome, such as Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Even neurodevelopmental disorders like autism have been linked to gut microbiome imbalances. Finding ways to introduce new, helpful bacteria to support […]

August 08, 2022

Ultraprocessed Foods Linked to Cognitive Decline

Individuals Who Consume More than 20% of Calorie Intake from Ultraprocessed Foods Have Faster Rate of Harm The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Health (ELSA-Brasil) suggests that eating a diet high in ultraprocessed foods (UPFs) is harmful to the brain. This intriguing finding was presented last week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2022. The ELSA […]

August 08, 2022

BRAVO Wireless pH Monitoring Device Can Evaluate GERD in Children with ASD

Wireless System Avoids Using the More Invasive Transnasal Catheter to Monitor GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common comorbid condition experienced by individuals with autism. For those on the spectrum who are also non-verbal, self-injurious behaviors often manifest due to pain or discomfort from GERD. However, diagnosing GERD in non-verbal children is challenging due […]

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