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June 05, 2023

Community Shares | June 5th 2023

A new South Korean study suggests that exposure to high concentrations of air pollutants during pregnancy is linked to the development of autism or epilepsy in children. The authors believe that maternal exposure to contaminants such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter (PM2.5) and heavy metals can cause inflammation, oxidative stress, and […]

June 05, 2023

Family-Centered Sedation Protocol Assists Kids with ASD Tolerate Medical Appointments

93% of Patients Required No Physical Restraint, and 98% Successfully Completed Healthcare Procedures An international research team recently set out to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or developmental delay (DD) manage routine medical appointments, which are often traumatic for children with special needs. They developed a sedation method involving home desensitization […]

June 05, 2023

Links Discovered Between Neonatal Jaundice and Autism or ADHD Risk

Associations Were Significant for Boys and Girls Weighing More than 5.5 lbs at Birth Researchers from Taiwan found a correlation between neonatal jaundice and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The authors report that this link persisted even after controlling for confounding factors. Neonatal or infant […]

May 29, 2023

Community Shares | May 29th 2023

According to groundbreaking Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory research, fathers may play a more significant genetic role in autism than once thought. Historically, scientists proposed that siblings born with autism share more of their mother’s genome than their father’s. However, this new study discovered that in families with multiple children with autism, the siblings shared more […]

May 29, 2023

Research Finds Oxytocin to Induce Labor Is Not Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

New International Study Suggests Previous Research Finding an Association Was Flawed A joint population-based retrospective cohort study from researchers in Canada and Israel has found that inducing labor through oxytocin administration does not increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring. The current study’s design examined nine different exposure groups from the two […]

May 29, 2023

Preterm Infants Encounter Toxic Metals During Their Stay in the NICU

Total Parenteral Nutrition and Red Blood Cell Transfusion Provide Exposure Route Premature infants frequently stay in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for specialized medical care. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are two types of clinical management that premature infants encounter in the NICU. A recent study has assessed the […]

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