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February 07, 2022

Toddler Boys Exposed to Screens for At Least 2 Hours a Day Are More Likely to be Diagnosed with ASD at Age 3

However, Critics Find Fault with Study’s Design Japanese researchers recently conducted a study which concluded that toddler boys who are exposed to screens for at least two hours a day are three and a half times more likely to be diagnosed with autism by age three. This study’s design involved recruiting 84,000 pregnant women from […]

February 07, 2022

Alterations in Cell Environment Can Trigger Autism in the Genetically Susceptible

Study Provides More Evidence that Genes, Environment and Inflammation Are Tied to ASD A breakthrough study developed from a team of researchers out of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), has demonstrated how a change in cell environment can trigger the development of autistic symptoms in mice with a genetic vulnerability. According to a News Medical […]

January 31, 2022

FDA Breakthrough Device Designation Given to Product Using Hair to Diagnose ASD

StrandDx Analyzes the Levels of Chemicals in a Strand of Hair Decades into America’s surge of autism cases, diagnosing the neurodevelopmental disorder still relies on behavioral observations made by an experienced professional. This diagnostic process can take several months to complete.  Currently, the average age of autism diagnosis is approximately 4 years old. However, that […]

January 31, 2022

Improving Medical Care for Those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Patients with IDD Often Avoid Check Ups and Preventative Care  SafeMinds Shares recently featured a brief Community Shares report on a new study which demonstrated that doctors know very little about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the accommodations they should be providing their patients with disabilities under the law. Fortunately, this issue is gathering […]

January 31, 2022

The Relationship Between Substance Use Disorder and Autism

1 in 5 Young Adults Treated for Addiction May Have Undiagnosed Traits of ASD  A recent paper published in The American Journal of Addictions is the first to examine the prevalence of previously undiagnosed traits of autism among teens and young adults with substance use disorders. The study’s results showed that among participants (average age […]

January 31, 2022

Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Risk for Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders Had Longer Hospital Stays  According to a new analysis published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes compared to patients without IDD. The study investigated hospitalized COVID-19 patients, with IDD and […]

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