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October 03, 2022

Cannabis-Based Medicinal Products Reported to Improve General Health-Related Quality of Life for Adults with ASD

Treatment Found Beneficial for Managing Anxiety Levels and Aiding Sleep Disturbances For years, cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) have been considered promising treatments for managing symptoms and comorbidities related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, there has been very little evidence to back up this claim. For the first time, a team of British scientists assessed […]

September 26, 2022

Low Levels of Glyphosate Shown to Increase Seizure-Like Behavior in Animals

Researchers Concerned About Lack of Knowledge Regarding Impact of Herbicide on the Human Nervous System A recent study by Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University has linked the use of the weed killer Roundup to convulsions in animals. Glyphosate is the herbicide component contained in Roundup, the world’s most commonly used weed killer. Nearly […]

September 26, 2022

Community Shares | September 26th 2022

Technology Networks has produced a free downloadable infographic explaining how cell signaling works inside the brain. Their infographic illustrates how electrical and chemical signals work together, examines the types of neurotransmitters found in the brain, and describes the role receptors play in the cell signaling pathway. Previous research has demonstrated that autism is linked to […]

September 26, 2022

Senators Grassley and Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Extend Kevin and Avonte’s Law

Bill Reauthorizes 2018 Law that Helps Communities Locate Disabled Individuals Who Wander Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) recently introduced bipartisan legislation to extend Kevin and Avonte’s Law, which passed in 2018 as a legislative addition to the FY18 omnibus appropriations bill. The law safeguards individuals with autism or […]

September 26, 2022

Short-term Air Pollution Exposure Associated with a Higher Risk of Hospitalization for Kids with ASD

Boys on the Spectrum Hospitalized More Often than Girls on the Spectrum A South Korean study has discovered that air pollution is linked to a higher risk of hospitalization for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This research suggests that short-term exposure to air pollution affects ASD symptom aggravation. The study’s authors offer a […]

September 19, 2022

Maternal Infections During Pregnancy Associated with Autism and Intellectual Disability in Offspring

Although, Researchers Maintain the Association Is Not Causal The Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm recently released a study that found that maternal infection during pregnancy is associated with autism and intellectual disability in offspring. However, this association does not appear to be causal. The team behind this work analyzed data from children living in Stockholm born […]

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