Research Articles

July 06, 2021

Working Group Tasked with Studying Drug Development for Treating Autism

Researchers Focused on Advances, Challenges, Barriers, and Future Directions Concerned with a lack of progress in pharmacological interventions for autism’s core deficits, the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM) along with the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) created an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) working group to review and identify challenges encountered for […]

July 06, 2021

New Research Shows No Link Between Autism and In Utero Tobacco Smoke Exposure

New Study Contradicts Last Month’s Study Showing an Association Citing that research on in utero exposure to maternal environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or active maternal smoking and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been inconsistent, researchers from the California Department of Public Health set out to examine in utero cotinine concentrations as a […]

June 27, 2021

CDC Reports Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Fatal Drownings for Young People

Drowning Remains a Leading Cause of Death for Children with Autism The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report this month detailing drowning statistics for people under the age of 29 years during the years 1999 – 2019. Some facts remained similar to previous reports. Drowning remains preventable and yet is still […]

June 27, 2021

Toxic Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Found in Fetal Organs

ADHD, Diabetes, Infertility, Obesity, and Reduced Sperm Production Linked to Early Exposure to Toxins Industrial chemicals, banned decades ago, have been recently found in the organs of fetuses according to a new study published in the journal Chemosphere. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden studied concentrations of 22 persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that accumulate […]

June 21, 2021

The Pineal Gland’s Relationship to Sleep Disturbances in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Melatonin Production Takes Place Predominantly in Pineal Gland SafeMinds Shares has covered many studies which explored varying topics related to autism and sleep disturbances. In the past, we have looked at  sensory sensitivities, lack of adequate sleep disturbance screenings, insomnia treatment barriers, and poor sleep and its connection to autism severity. Now, for the first […]

June 21, 2021

Lower Levels of Urine Nitric Oxide Metabolites Found in ASD Parents

Problematic Physical Manifestation Shows that Parents Need More Support A recent study from China has associated lower urine nitric oxide (NO) metabolites levels in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to healthy adults of the same age. This finding suggests that parents dealing with autism, especially mothers, may have experienced more mental […]

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