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February 05, 2024

Community Shares | February 5th 2024

A new scientific review suggests a strong association between acetaminophen (e.g., paracetamol or Tylenol) exposure during early development and the induction of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study concludes that acetaminophen exposure, particularly during the very early postpartum period, poses a significant risk for developing ASD. The authors indicate that the widespread use of acetaminophen […]

February 05, 2024

Half of Navajo Preschoolers Met the Criteria for a Neurodevelopmental Disorder

Language, Speech Sound Disorders, and ASD Were the Most Prevalent Diagnoses Researchers from the University of New Mexico have recently published a study assessing the neurodevelopment of young Diné (Navajo) children, recognizing their heightened vulnerability to risk factors like poverty and limited medical services. Conducted as part of the Navajo Birth Cohort Study, a prospective […]

February 05, 2024

Teen with Autoimmune Encephalitis Recovers Through Immunotherapy

Researchers Highlight the Importance of Distinguishing Between Autoimmune Encephalitis and ASD A recent letter to the editor published in the Journal of Clinical Neurology discusses the similarities between autoimmune encephalitis and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in pediatric cases, emphasizing the importance of an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The authors presented a case of a […]

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 […]

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