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Sale of controversial 'miracle' tonic results in dozens of charges
A B.C. man and an Alberta woman face dozens of Food and Drug Act charges related to the promotion of a so-called miracle tonic touted as capable of curing everything from AIDS to autism. The charges come after Health Canada spent years trying to crack down on the sale of sodium chlorite. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Altered voice processing in young children with autism and delayed language development
(Kanazawa University) Three- to five-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and delayed language development appear to process voices differently than typically developing children, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamins in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk Vitamins in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk
Children of mothers who took folic acid or multivitamins before or during pregnancy were at lower risk for autism spectrum disorder, researchers say, but more research is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamins in Pregnancy Linked to Less Autism in Offspring Vitamins in Pregnancy Linked to Less Autism in Offspring
Children of mothers who took folic acid or multivitamins before or during pregnancy were at lower risk for autism spectrum disorder, researchers say, but more research is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mother tells Trudeau autism care is a 'human rights issue'
A Nova Scotia activist and mother of a nine-year-old boy with severe autism asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his government's stance on a national autism strategy during his town hall meeting in Lower Sackville, N.S. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Maternal Folic Acid, Multivitamin Use May Cut ASD Risk in Offspring
Autism spectrum disorder risk lower in those whose moms took supplements before, while pregnant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Parents fight to record school day of son with disabilities
The family of a Maine student with autism and a rare neurological syndrome that affects his speaking ability is fighting for him to be able to carry an audio-recording device at school to ensure he's being treated properly (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Taking vitamins during pregnancy reduces risk of autism by 73%, improves baby’s overall health, new study shows
(Natural News) Taking vitamin supplements before, during, and after pregnancy may reduce the risk of autism spectrum disorder and significantly improve the baby’s overall health, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry. A team of researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel followed 43,500 Israeli children born between 2003... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI links function of brain networks to IQ
A person's intelligence could soon be confirmed with an MRI scan to assess...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies MRI technique may help diagnose migraine headaches MRI shows possible link between blood flow, Alzheimer's MRI reveals key brain differences in people with genetic autism MRI finds loss of brain volume in older, apathetic adults (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Supplements during pregnancy may reduce autism risk
The latest study to investigate the relationship between vitamin supplements during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorders finds a significant link. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

Google Glass Is A Hit For Children With Autism
Google Glass —in it's new Enterprise Edition —may be the'new cool'in helping children with autism and their parents manage their condition (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Nosta, Contributor Source Type: news

Autism Prevalence in US Stable in Recent Years Autism Prevalence in US Stable in Recent Years
Rates of autism spectrum disorder held steady at around 2.4% among US children from 2014 to 2016, with no statistically significant increase during the 3 years, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk in Kids, Study Finds
Title: Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk in Kids, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 4, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Folic Acid, Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy Tied to Lower Autism Risk
Use of multivitamin or folic acid supplements before or during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk for autism in the offspring, according to an observational... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Girls' social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis
(Children's National Health System) On parent-reporting measures, girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys with performing routine tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk, even when the study group is normalized to meet similar basic clinical diagnostic criteria across sexes. The findings add to the growing evidence that girls with autism may show symptoms differently than boys, and that some of the social difficulties experienced by females with autism may be masked during clinical assessments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking folic acid while pregnant is linked to lower autism risk in children: Study
Study links use of folic acid and multivitamins while pregnant with a lower risk of autism in children. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Neurodevelopmental disorders in prison inmates: comorbidity and combined associations with psychiatric symptoms and behavioural disturbance - Young S, Gonz ález RA, Mullens H, Mutch L, Malet-Lambert I, Gudjonsson GH.
The identification and management of inmates with neurodevelopmental disorders (ND) has been insufficiently addressed in the literature. We estimated the proportion of cases with Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum disorder (AS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk
Kids were less likely to be diagnosed with autism if their moms took supplements before pregnancy and while they were expecting, according to a study of just over 45,000 Israeli children. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking vitamins before pregnancy cuts risk of autism
A new study from Haifa University in Israel found that taking folic acid and multivitamins before and during pregnancy cuts the risk of a child developing autism by 73 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk in Kids, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 -- Taking folic acid and multivitamins during pregnancy could reduce your child's risk of autism, a new study suggests. Kids were less likely to be diagnosed with autism if their moms took supplements before pregnancy and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Folic Acid in Pregnant Women on AEDs and Lower Autism Risk Folic Acid in Pregnant Women on AEDs and Lower Autism Risk
Antiepileptic drugs reduce folic acid in pregnant women and are associated with increased autistic traits. A new study suggests that folic acid during pregnancy may mitigate autism risk in offspring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

U.S. Autism Rates May Be Stabilizing
An estimated 2.41 percent of children in the United States have autism spectrum disorder, according to a new analysis of data from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. autism rates may be stabilizing
A new study finds that while autism ​ rates are much higher than previously thought, they seem to have stabilized in recent years (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: U.S. Autism Prevalence Plateauing; Omalu Quits as Medical Examiner
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Autism spectrum disorders appear to have stabilized among U.S. kids and teens
Researchers have a new reason to believe that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the U.S. has reached a plateau.The evidence comes from theNational Health Interview Survey, which polls American households about a variety of conditions. When a participating family includes children,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

U.S. Autism Rates May Be Stabilizing
TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 -- Autism rates are much higher than originally thought but may have stabilized in recent years, a new study suggests. An estimated 2.41 percent of children in the United States have autism spectrum disorder, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Frequency of autism spectrum disorder in US stable in recent years
(JAMA Network) The frequency of autism spectrum disorder among US children and adolescents was stable from 2014-2016 based on data from a nationally representative annual survey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MBE for author of 'instruction manual' for autism
Deborah Brownson's experience as the parent of two autistic boys inspired book and support campaign. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroanatomic Abnormalities ID ’ d in Those at Risk for Autism
Seen in carriers of deletion or duplication at 16p11.2, a common cause of autism spectrum disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

More research confirms: There is definitely a link between autism and mercury
(Natural News) As some people continue to deny that there is a link between autism spectrum disorder and mercury, a pair of new studies have now been added to the growing pile of evidence illustrating just how wrong they are. The research involved meta-analysis of studies investigating the link between mercury and autism spectrum disorder... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How slaying dragons and rolling dice can help people with autism
Autism Nova Scotia has set up a group of Dungeons and Dragons games to help people with autism practise their social skills. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Folic Acid May Limit Autism Traits in Children of Epileptic Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No folic acid in pregnancy substantially increased risks (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Disparities in Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children Disparities in Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children
Do socioeconomic disparities account for ongoing racial and ethnic disparities in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Brainstem changes underlie sound sensitivity in fragile X mouse model
(Society for Neuroscience) Developmental changes in the brainstem driven by fragile X syndrome (FXS) -- a condition that often co-occurs with autism spectrum disorder in humans -- may underlie the hypersensitivity to sound observed in both humans and a mouse model of the disorder, according to animal research published in eNeuro. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Photographer turns terminally ill kids into superheroes
Utah-based photographer Josh Rossi, 32, took photos of children suffering from different forms of cancers, severe autism and a double amputee transforming them into superheroes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism Overview Video Autism Overview Video
This video explores the previous and updated diagnostic criteria for autism, as well as related conditions.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive therapy for self-injurious behaviour in autism spectrum disorders: recognizing catatonia is key - Wachtel LE, Shorter E, Fink M.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Self-injurious behaviour (SIB) is a devastating condition frequently encountered in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) that can lead to dangerous tissue injury and profound psychosocial difficulty. An increasing number of reports over the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Bullying and identity development: insights from autistic and non-autistic college students - DeNigris D, Brooks PJ, Obeid R, Alarcon M, Shane-Simpson C, Gillespie-Lynch K.
Reduced cognitive empathy may put autistic people at risk for bullying. We compared interpretations of bullying provided by 22 autistic and 15 non-autistic college students. Autistic (and non-autistic) students reported less severe bullying in college rela... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers examine social functioning in middle-aged adults with autism spectrum disorders
(Wiley) A new Autism Research report describes the social functioning of 169 adults with autism spectrum disorders in mid-life who were first identified with autism in childhood in the 1980s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Harry Redknapp: Football should be autism-friendly and open to everyone
The former Premier League manager explains why he is spearheading a campaign to make the beautiful game more autism-friendly (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism Therapy: Social Behavior Restored via Brain Stimulation Autism Therapy: Social Behavior Restored via Brain Stimulation
It may be feasible to treat behavioral symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder with neuromodulation, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Challenges of Christmas
How do families with autistic children make it through the festive season in harmony? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Autism a side effect of metal toxicity? High aluminum concentrations discovered in brain tissue of autistic children
(Natural News) It’s a well-known fact that even the smallest amount of aluminum, if found in a person’s brain tissue, can become a huge problem. There have also been many studies that look into how having high-levels of aluminum in brain tissue is correlated with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Now a new study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reading to teach and heal: More books for 8-12 year olds
The holiday season is a time to reflect, find gratitude and show kindness, especially to those who may be struggling. It’s also a great time to escape the chaos and hunker down with a good book. Why not do both? Today, there are more and more books about children and teens coping with physical and mental health issues that help young readers empathize with these characters but also relate, especially if they’re faced with a similar condition. We’ve selected five books that will not only make great gifts for the kids on your list, but also will stay with them long after those holiday decorations are put aw...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Patty Lenz Bovie Tags: Parenting autism clubfoot dyslexia eating disorder OCD Source Type: news

Geographic Patterns of Autism Spectrum Disorder Geographic Patterns of Autism Spectrum Disorder
This study suggests that the risk of autism spectrum disorder varies geographically; but whether this is due to environmental factors or diagnostic discrepancies remains to be determined.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Autism in Adulthood, a new peer-reviewed journal launching in 2019
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announces the launch of Autism in Adulthood, a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to biological, neurological, psychological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral research and scholarship on the most pressing issues affecting adults on the autism spectrum, from emerging adulthood to later life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Autism traits increase thoughts of suicide in people with psychosis
(Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health) People with autism traits who have psychosis are at a greater risk of depression and thoughts of suicide, new research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Virtual child' helps train people working with kids with autism
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell are currently developing a “virtual child”  for professionals and students working with kids living with autism spectrum disorder. The learning tool will allow these caregivers an opportunity to practice behavioral interventions outside of a real-world situation.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sneak peak at Bancroft's new $75M Mount Laurel campus
"What we have is the new standard of care for how students with autism can and should be served," the Bancroft CEO said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Yale researchers work to help children with a rare form of autism
The Yale Child Study Center is collaborating with experts in genetics, neuroimaging, and eye tracking to understand childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD). (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news