Research Articles

November 08, 2020

Medicaid Claims for ASD Jumps Significantly in Younger Adults Versus Older Adults

Researchers Examined Program’s Claims Made from 2008-2012 According to new research from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the number of adults receiving Medicaid services for autism soared between 2008 and 2012. The highest prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was detected in the younger adult cohort which includes individuals between the ages 18 and […]

November 08, 2020

Ibuprofen Superior to Acetaminophen for Pain & Fever in Infants

Parents Worried about Autism/Co-Occurring Conditions Risk Can Chose Ibuprofen A new analysis comparing acetaminophen with another common pain reliever, ibuprofen, has found ibuprofen to be superior for the treatment of fever or pain in children younger than 2 years. It was associated with reduced temperature and less pain within the first 24 hours of treatment, […]

November 08, 2020

Insomnia Tracks with Clinical Impairment in Hospitalized Children with ASD

Poor Sleep Prevalent, Goes Hand-in-Hand with Autism Severity Researchers from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute report that autistic children who have insomnia also have more severe behaviors and more severe autism symptoms. The study was conducted among 427 psychiatrically hospitalized children with autism. Per parent report, 60% of the children had at least one […]

November 02, 2020

Study Finds More Doctor Visits During Infancy for Children with ASD and ADHD

Electronic Medical Records Utilized to Examine Health Care Utilization Patterns  A new study from Duke University shows that children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis visited the doctor or hospital more often during their first year of life compared to non-affected children. This new study, featured in […]

November 02, 2020

Gut Microbe Deficiency Found in Children with ASD

Inadequate Ratios of Detoxifying Enzymes Can Cause a Toxic Overload A team of Chinese scientists have discovered additional evidence that autism is related to microbiome imbalances. While prior research has connected these two conditions before, these innovative researchers have now shed more light on how microbe deficiency can cause symptoms of autism. Their study involved […]

November 02, 2020

Advances in Medicine/Prevention for Other Diseases May Be Helpful for Autism

Same Biological Pathways Affected, Comorbidities Could Mean Autism Applicability Three recent developments in treatments and early identification for other brain disorders might have applicability to autism. This is because the biological pathways targeted are found in these other conditions as well as in autism. The scientists or companies working on these interventions are not including […]

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