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March 29, 2021

Physically Fit Children Have Bigger Brains

Greater Amount of White Matter Linked to Superior Cognitive Performance An intriguing new Spanish study featured in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports has found that children with better physical fitness have larger brains than overweight or obese children. This discovery was made by a team of researchers from the University of […]

March 29, 2021

The Prevalence of Physicians with Disabilities in the United States

New Survey Estimates 3.1% of Doctors Self-Identify as Having a Disability American physicians spend a good amount of their time treating and caring for individuals with disabilities. But how many of these doctors themselves have a disability? That’s a question a research letter answers this month in an issue of JAMA Network Open. This pioneering […]

March 29, 2021

“Family Navigation” Assists At-Risk Children Receive Timely ASD Diagnoses and Services

New Approach Helps Vulnerable Families Overcome Barriers to Early Intervention As reported previously in SafeMinds Shares, autism rates have been increasing among the socioeconomically disadvantaged as well as in African American and Hispanic families.  Sadly, each of these groups tend to receive autism diagnoses and services later than other demographics. In order to address these […]

March 29, 2021

Infertility Rates Skyrocket While Exposures to Environmental Pollutants Remain Unabated

New Book Examines Dire Consequences of Rising Human Infertility  Earlier this month, the New York Times reviewed a new book chronicling the disturbing worldwide trend of rising infertility rates and the implication those rising rates have to the human race. Shanna Swan, PhD is an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist and also the author of Count […]

March 24, 2021

Community Shares | March 25th

Community Shares:  While prenatal maternal infection has received attention as a preventable and treatable risk factor for autism, findings have been inconsistent. A meta-analysis of 36 studies from researchers at Columbia University and The New York State Psychiatric Institute found the weight of the evidence supports such an association. The association varied little across the […]

March 24, 2021

Benefits and Pitfalls of Disclosing an Autism Diagnosis in the Workplace

New Study Examines Work Experiences of Employees on the Spectrum Does disclosing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis in the workplace open up individuals to better understanding from coworkers and management or does it end in discrimination?  A recent British study tackled this question when it examined employment experiences of adults with ASD. In order […]

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