Severity of Mom's Diabetes May Up Autism Risk in Their Kids
(MedPage Today) -- But GDM diagnosed after 26 weeks'gestation not associated with excess risk versus no diabetes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Risk of autism increased in children of mothers with diabetes
(JAMA Network) The risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was increased in children of mothers with the three main types of diabetes that complicate pregnancy, findings that add new information on type 1 diabetes and extend what is already known about type 2 and gestational diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA will advance children ’s health with latest gift from Shapiro family
The  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has received $2.257 million from Ralph, Shirley, Peter and Alison Shapiro to support four endowed chairs in the department of pediatrics.The chairs will help UCLA recruit and retain faculty in pediatrics who are focused on enhancing quality of life for children with cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental and behavioral challenges. The gift bolsters support for an endowed chair the Shapiros established earlier, and it will create three new additional term chairs that will benefit faculty for five-year terms.The original Shapiro Family Term Chair in Developmenta...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More evidence for autism blood tests
One year after researchers published work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirmed its accuracy in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Clever genes' may also lead to autism, anorexia and bipolar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  and Harvard researchers conducted the largest ever investigation into genetic links between 25 brain disorders. They delved into the genomes of one million patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Broken shuttle may interfere with learning in major brain disorders
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in people with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, or autism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cincinnati Children ’s research offers hope for autism
Scientists at Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital have solved the mystery of why a gene already linked to some people with autism is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, which offers hope for patients. A study by the researchers at the Avondale hospital indicates that disruption of the gene CHD8 hinders t he production and maintenance of nerve insulation, which harms the brain’s neuronal connections and contributes to white matter damage. Although previous studies showed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Lesotho:Not a School in Sight - Autistic Children Travel 500 Km to Learn
[Bhekisisa] A mother's love led her to South Africa to find a school for her son with autism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fathers' antidepressant use doesn't worsen babies' health risks
(Reuters Health) - Fathers' use of antidepressant medications around the time mothers become pregnant does not increase babies' risk of preterm birth, birth defects, autism or intellectual disability, according to a study in the BMJ. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Promising Primary Therapy for C diff Fecal Transplant Promising Primary Therapy for C diff
Fecal microbiota transplantation can be used for the first-line treatment of C difficile, and it might also have an effect on neurologic and autoimmune diseases, such as autism and alopecia areata.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Cincinnati Children ’s research offers hope for autism patients
Scientists at Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital have solved the mystery of why a gene already linked to some people with autism is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, which offers hope for patients. A study by the researchers at the Avondale hospital indicates that disruption of the gene CHD8 hinders t he production and maintenance of nerve insulation, which harms the brain’s neuronal connections and contributes to white matter damage. Although previous studies showed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: Study
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Letting any teen behind the wheel of a car is nerve-wracking for parents, but if your teen has autism, you may wonder if driving is even possible. Well, a new study offers some comfort because it found that kids with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A groundbreaking study CONFIRMS that a common vaccine additive is linked to autism-like behavior
(Natural News) It’s no secret that the aluminum adjuvants used to make vaccines more potent is toxic; so injecting metal into your body usually isn’t the best of ideas, now is it? But few have dared to go against the grain and take a deeper look at just how bad aluminum really is when its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Success of blood test for autism affirmed
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tackling bullying could help reduce depression in autistic teens
(University of Bristol) Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism, have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof for its effectiveness.(Image credit: Hokyoung Kim for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Benderev Source Type: news

'Cutting Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof of its effectiveness.(Image credit: Hokyoung Kim for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Benderev Source Type: news

Equine-assisted therapy may help autism, PTSD and pain. Why isn't it used more?
Belle Swersey knows firsthand how therapeutic horseback riding can be. The 7-year-old girl, who is in remission from a rare type of muscle cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, has been using equine therapy to help ease her pain for the past 2 ½ years. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's largest autism grant will transform research landscape
(King's College London) The largest research grant ever given for neurodevelopmental conditions has been awarded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative to an international consortium academically led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology& Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diet and the Heart; Allergy and Autism: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include utility of ECGs, autism and allergy, Mediterranean diet and heart risk, and trends in suicide rates in the U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - June 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Association of autistic traits with depression from childhood to age 18 years - Rai D, Culpin I, Heuvelman H, Magnusson CMK, Carpenter P, Jones HJ, Emond AM, Zammit S, Golding J, Pearson RM.
IMPORTANCE: Population-based studies following trajectories of depression in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) from childhood into early adulthood are rare. The role of genetic confounding and of potential environmental intermediaries, such as bullying, in a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA – Learn about this library’s Sensory Storytime initiative to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room devel...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

No Firm Answers on Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Autism Risk No Firm Answers on Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Autism Risk
Some studies report that antidepressants (ADs) are linked to autism, some show AD exposure has an insignificant risk, and some show that prenatal AD exposure is actually protective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Online information on vaccines and autism not always reliable, study shows
Research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that information available online can provide unreliable information based on old, 'weak' scientific studies. The study 'Fake news or weak science?' is published in open-access journal Frontiers in Immunology. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Mom's Facebook post to man who publicly shamed her son with autism goes viral
On June 10, Ashley Wright took her two kids to the Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough. Wright's 13 year old son Logan is on the autism spectrum and has other disabilities. "Why do people bring kids like that out in public?" a man yelled at her. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

New study proves the UNDENIABLE connection between vaccination and autism
(Natural News) How much longer can those who profit from vaccines deny the connection between autism rates and vaccination? With incriminating evidence like the latest report from the Public Health Agency of Canada, their damage control experts will certainly have their work cut out for them. The agency is about to release its first national... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online information on vaccines and Autism not always reliable, study shows
(Frontiers) Google search results in several countries can provide unreliable information based on old, 'weak' scientific studies. Researchers analyzing the top 200 websites in a search for 'vaccines autism' found that 10 percent -24 percent had a negative stance on vaccines, which can potentially impact on public health. The approach of using search results to monitor information available could be a useful tool for identifying countries at greater risk of misinformation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asperger's chilling complicity
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M. Tags: books Source Type: news

Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Exposure to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) may be associated with an increase in the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Victimization and perpetration experiences of adults with autism - Weiss JA, Fardella MA.
This study aimed to describe the self-reported experiences of childhood and adult victimization and perpetration in adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) compared to a matched sample, and how victimization and perpetration are associated with autism... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

First significant study on autism and homelessness
(SAGE) The first peer-reviewed study into autism and homelessness has been published, in the journal Autism. The researchers* found evidence suggesting that autistic adults are over-represented among the homeless population. They have called for more research to understand the links between autism and homelessness, to help prevent autistic people becoming homeless and to improve support for those who are already homeless. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASL-MRI connects kidney and cognitive dysfunction
Using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI, researchers have found that increased...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies ASL-MRI links brain networks to autism ASL-MRI detects early signs of cognitive decline in elderly ASL-MRI shows benefit of exercise for older adults ASL-MRI shows brain response to back pain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Reason I Jump: autism memoir becomes a theatre-maze in Scotland
Autistic performers share their own stories in an outdoor production which turns Naoki Higashida ’s remarkable book into a journey through a labyrinthThe theatre can be a difficult place for people with autism. I remember taking my son when he was younger. I could feel him squirming, trapped in the seat next to me, confused by the strange convention where people seem to be talking to you but you are not allowed to talk back. The darkened auditorium filled with surprises and the lack of control over the experience made for a situation that could have been designed to make a young autistic person anxious – second...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Graham Eatough Tags: Theatre Stage Culture Autism National Theatre of Scotland Immersive theatre Young people Family Children's theatre Stagecraft Glasgow Society Life and style UK news Psychology Human biology Science Books Source Type: news

Young drivers with autism spectrum disorder may need more time to learn basic driving skills
(Wolters Kluwer Health) When first learning to drive, young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more difficulty with basic driving skills compared to those with typical development (TD), reports a study in the Journal of Developmental& Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food Allergy Most Common Allergic Condition in Autism
(MedPage Today) -- Association persisted after controlling for other allergies (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Letters blast study linking ultrasound and autism
A study published in February in JAMA Pediatrics that suggested a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study explores link between prenatal ultrasound and autism MRI reveals key brain differences in people with genetic autism SDMS takes issue with ultrasound autism study Can 1st-trimester ultrasound affect autism severity? Ultrasound shows autism risk after birth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA
NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Sensory Storytime Sensory Storytime is an initiative of the Adams County Library System (ACLS) to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders, and families who may therefore feel uncomfortable in more typical storytime settings. This was achieved through staff education in sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders, and tr...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Allergies More Common in Kids With Autism
Title: Allergies More Common in Kids With AutismCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - June 11, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Framework identifies genetic missense mutations linked to autism spectrum disorder
(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study published in Nature Genetics established a computationally integrated approach to investigate the functional impact of missense mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Developmental Outcomes of Patients with 22q11 Deletion Sequence?
Discussion 22q11.2 deletion sequence (22q11) is the most common micro-deletion syndrome. Most deletions are de novo. It affects ~1 in 2000-4000 live births. As it is autosomal, it affects males and females equally. Childhood mortality is low and often associated with congenital heart defects. Its phenotypic expression is highly variable. Some of the most common medical problems are: Congenital heart defects especially conotruncal abnormalities Palatal problems especially velopharyngeal incompetence and/or cleft lip/palate Immunodeficiency especially T-cell lymphopenia, but also abnormalities of IgG production, autoimmu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Allergies More Common in Kids With Autism
After the researchers controlled the data to account for other factors that might link these conditions, such as education, income and location, the odds that someone with an ASD would have a food allergy were more than twice that of someone without an ASD (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children with autism TWICE as likely to have had food allergies
Food allergies are two-and-a-half times more common among children with autism than others, a University of Iowa study finds, adding evidence to the theory that autism is an autoimmune condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergies More Common in Kids With Autism
FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 -- Children with autism are more likely to also have a food, respiratory or skin allergy, new research suggests. What's not clear from the new study, however, is whether there's a common cause behind these conditions. " More... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Some Common Allergies Linked to Odds of Autism in Children
FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 -- Common allergic conditions, especially food allergy, are associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, according to a study published online June 8 in JAMA Network Open. Guifeng Xu, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Food allergies connected to children with autism spectrum disorder
(University of Iowa) A new study from the University of Iowa and published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than twice as likely to suffer from a food allergy than children who do not have ASD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association of food allergy, other allergies with autism spectrum disorder
(JAMA Network) Food and other types of allergies are more likely to be reported in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than in children without ASD but the underlying reasons for this association aren't clear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 'Spider-Man' who cheers up sick kids in Nottingham
Dale Grounds first dressed up as the superhero to help his eight-year-old son Reece, who is autistic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New iPhone app can spot autism by tracking kids' faces
The app is expected to reignite controversy between the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the American Academy of Pediatrics, which disagree on screening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New iPhone app can spot AUTISM by tracking kids' faces as they watch videos
The app is expected to reignite controversy between the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the American Academy of Pediatrics, which disagree on screening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news