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November 07, 2023

Community Shares | November 7th 2023

An original investigation has studied the association between prenatal lead (Pb) exposure and cognitive development in children. The results showed that even low levels of prenatal Pb exposure were significantly associated with an increased risk of cognitive developmental delay (CDD) in children. The incidence of CDD increased with both prenatal Pb exposure and genetic risk, […]

November 07, 2023

Autism Prevalence in Adults More Than Doubled in Less Than a Decade

Most significant Increase Seen in Adults Aged 25 to 34, with a 195% Jump in Prevalence A recent brief report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry shows that autism prevalence has more than doubled among adults over 18 enrolled in Medicaid in the last decade. Researchers at Boston University analyzed […]

November 07, 2023

Organochlorine Pesticide Residue β-HCH Associated with an Increased Risk of Autism

Toxicity Signal Identified in Both a Human Analysis and a Zebrafish Experiment A new Norwegian study has discovered a significant association between the organochlorine pesticide residue β-Hexachlorocyclohexane (β-HCH) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The current study’s design involved recruiting 1,199 mothers to enroll in the prospective birth cohort (HUMIS, 2002–2009) study, which examined human breast […]

October 30, 2023

Community Shares | October 30th 2023

Tonight is Halloween! Remember that trick-or-treating can be challenging for non-candy eaters with food allergies. To address this growing issue, food allergy advocates introduced the “Teal Pumpkin Project” a few years ago. The initiative encourages families to place a teal-colored pumpkin on their porch as a sign of solidarity with those who have food allergies. […]

October 30, 2023

Participation in Organized Extracurricular Social Activities Is Challenging for Kids with ASD

Study Calls for Activities to Be More Inclusive and Accessible for Children on the Spectrum New Australian research has comprehensively examined organized extracurricular social activities (OESA) participation for children with autism compared to neurotypical children across three levels of participation. In the study, level one participation represented fully engaged children, level two represented partially engaged […]

October 30, 2023

Inflammatory Conditions During Pregnancy Linked to Increased Risk of Autism in Offspring

Moms with Asthma Were 62% More Likely to Deliver an Infant Later Diagnosed with ASD, Moms with Obesity 51% Liklier New research from Kaiser Permanente has found that mothers with asthma or obesity during pregnancy were more likely to have children later diagnosed with autism. The current study analyzed the medical records of mothers who […]

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