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May 08, 2023

Community Shares | May 8th 2023

Results from a new study show that mothers of children with autism had more pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and bleeding per vaginum (BPV) during the antenatal period. Specifically, the analysis indicated 6.3 times higher odds of having a history of PIH and 7.7 times higher odds of having BPV among mothers of children with autism. Additionally, […]

May 08, 2023

FDA Approves First Fecal Transplant Pill

Healthy Gut Bacteria Capsule Is a Less Invasive Alternative to Other Fecal Transplants Fecal transplantations are becoming more common in the United States for treating C. difficile infections (C. diff). The procedure restores healthy lower intestine bacteria to assist in keeping gut infections from returning. Fecal transplants are typically performed by collecting feces from a […]

May 08, 2023

Children Born to Mothers with Rheumatoid Arthritis Have a Higher Risk of ASD

Increased Risk Tied to Mothers Who Developed RA Before Delivery, Not After A prospective population-based cohort study from Sweden found an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring whose mothers developed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) before pregnancy or delivery. This effect was even more pronounced for mothers with seronegative RA, where rheumatoid factor or […]

May 01, 2023

Community Shares | May 1st 2023

According to a new Swedish study, men with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities) also have an increased risk of testicular cancer or seminoma. This research focused on patients with testicular cancer and compared them to men without the disease. The authors used medical register data to investigate if psychiatric diagnoses and neurodevelopmental […]

May 01, 2023

23.9% of Adolescents with Autism Report a Lifetime Filled with Suicidal Thoughts

Only 6.9% of Neurotypical Youth Experience the Same Thoughts and Behaviors Researchers from Vanderbilt University recently set out to measure suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) and nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents with autism and compared those rates to neurotypical adolescents. Unlike previous research that used single-item questionnaires that were either parent- or self-reported, this current […]

May 01, 2023

Recurrent Ear, Nose, and Throat Infections in Preschoolers Tied to a Higher ASD Risk

Snoring, Mouth Breathing, Reduced Hearing and Otitis Media with Effusion Also Connected to Autism A new British study revealed that preschoolers with common ear, nose, and throat (ENT) infections could be at an increased risk of autism or were more likely to exhibit high levels of autistic traits. This research also discovered that breathing through […]

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