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January 29, 2024

Community Shares | January 29th 2024

A recent research article has reported a steady growth in Autism Spectrum Disorder prevalence in Israel from 2017 to 2021, persisting even during the COVID-19 epidemic, which posed challenges to health services access in 2020 and 2021. Notably, the overall prevalence of ASD in children aged 1–17 years nearly doubled during this period. The most […]

January 29, 2024

More Research Shows that Aging Fathers Could Increase the Risk of Autism

Mice Study Reveals that Age-Altered Sperm miRNAs May Influence Offspring Neurodevelopment A new study from Tohoku University has investigated the impact of aging on male mice’s sperm microRNAs (miRNAs), shedding light on potential consequences for the development of offspring. MicroRNAs are small, non-coding RNA molecules that are critical in regulating gene expression. The current study’s […]

January 29, 2024

Increased Serum Levels of IL-17 A and IL-22 Are Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder

New Study Suggests IL-22 Could Be a Future Effective Target for ASD Treatment A recent research article has explored the role of immune system dysregulation, particularly focusing on interleukin (IL)-17 A and interleukin (IL)-22 in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). IL-17 and IL-22 are cytokines that play critical roles in host defense against microbes and the […]

January 22, 2024

Community Shares | January 22nd 2024

A recent cross-sectional analysis has investigated the financial ties of panel and task force members involved in the development of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), revealing that nearly 60% of these individuals had financial relationships with the industry, receiving a total of over $14.2 million. The most common types of payments […]

January 22, 2024

Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Associated with Language Delays in Toddlers

Each Use of the Pain Reliever in 3rd Trimester Tied to a Two-Word Reduction in Vocabulary A study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has investigated the link between acetaminophen use during pregnancy and language outcomes in early childhood. The findings revealed that increased acetaminophen use, especially in the third trimester, was associated with modest […]

January 22, 2024

Maternal Use of Hormonal Contraception Up to or During Pregnancy Linked to an Increased Risk of ASD

Non-Oral Progestin-Only Birth Control Products Shown to Be Especially Problematic An extensive register-based Parental Exposures and Child Health (PECH) cohort study has discovered an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children associated with maternal use of any hormonal contraception up to or during pregnancy, compared to previous use (>3 months before pregnancy start). […]

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