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August 28, 2023

Community Shares | August 28th 2023

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is reinvestigating retrospective observational data suggesting a potential risk of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) in children conceived by fathers taking valproate medicines. Initial results of this study indicated an increased risk of NDDs in children born to men taking valproate in the three months before conception. However, significant data limitations were […]

August 28, 2023

The Number of People with ASD in England Could Be Twice as High as Previous Estimations Due to Undiagnosed Adults

Researchers Call for Improved Access to Adult Autism Diagnostic Services New research from University College London suggests that the number of individuals with autism in England could be over twice the figure commonly referenced in national health policy papers. This study aimed to gauge the number of adults in England who may have undiagnosed autism. […]

August 28, 2023

Review Shows Children with ASD Have Higher Levels of Cadmium, Lead, Arsenic and Mercury

Authors Suggest Kids with Autism May Have a Reduced Ability to Excrete Heavy Metals Researchers from China have recently conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 53 studies that explore the association between exposure to four heavy metals: cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg), and the occurrence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) […]

August 21, 2023

Community Shares | August 21st 2023

A recent Canadian population-based study found that individuals with autism have higher rates of self-harm events leading to emergency health care and suicide death than people without the disorder, for both males and females. Females on the spectrum showed the highest cumulative self-harm events, followed by males with autism, neurotypical females, and neurotypical males. Males […]

August 21, 2023

Potential Blindness Linked to Restrictive Eating Habits of Children with ASD

Research Shows that Vitamin A Supplementation Can Reverse Eye Damage Xerophthalmia is a disease that causes dry eyes due to a vitamin A deficiency (VAD).  If the condition goes untreated, xerophthalmia can lead to night blindness and cornea damage, which carries the risk of total blindness. This disease is rare in the United States but […]

August 21, 2023

Preterm Birth Complications May Not Become Apparent Until School Age

Review Urges Clinicians Not to Miss Therapy Opportunities for Children Born Premature Children born before 37 weeks of gestation are considered preterm. Unfortunately, these children risk developing neurodevelopmental, cognitive and mental health issues later in life. A team of British researchers has recently conducted a review highlighting the developmental needs of children born preterm, focusing […]

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