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Reversing autism with a cancer drug

Reversing autism with a cancer drug

Researchers may have found a promising new treatment for a genetic form of autism. Using experimental cancer drugs, scientists reversed the condition in mice. It may soon be possible to reverse and even prevent autism. According to the most recent estimates, 1 in 59 children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). […]

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Autism blood test: One step closer

Autism blood test: One step closer

Following research published last year, a new paper outlines the further success of a diagnostic blood test for autism. The results could help to diagnose the condition at a younger age. Diagnosing autism with a blood test may soon be a reality. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of conditions that impact the way […]

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What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?

What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes a range of symptoms, including hyperactivity, difficulty paying attention, and behavioral problems. ADHD may also affect romantic relationships, feelings of self-worth, or even the ability to perform sexually. These markers are not used to make a diagnosis, and they may be due to the disorder itself or develop as […]

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Pupillary reflex may predict autism

Pupillary reflex may predict autism

A new study suggests that the pupillary light reflex — or how the eye’s pupil responds to light — in infants might be an early sign of autism. Your baby’s eyes may hold the key to diagnosing autism. Autism now affects about 1 in 59 children in the United States, which represents a significant increase […]

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Latest CDC autism figures show 15 percent rise

Latest CDC autism figures show 15 percent rise

The latest analysis published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes that autism might be more prevalent than previously estimated. They are now calling for more effort to be made toward early detection. Is autism on the rise, or are we better at catching it? Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are conditions that affect […]

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How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

A new study investigates the relationship between autism, the immune system, gastrointestinal issues, and gut bacteria. The story is a complex one with many questions still remaining unanswered, but this latest project adds insight. A new study examines the communication lines between gut and brain. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect 1 in 68 children in […]

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What are the early signs of ADHD?

What are the early signs of ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that affects behavior. It causes people to be hyperactive and impulsive. They may also be easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating or sitting still. Known as ADHD, the condition is a mental health disorder that affects both adults and children and is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association […]

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Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

New research led by the State University of New York at Buffalo suggests that an anti-cancer drug may be able to reverse social impairments associated with autism. How might an anti-cancer drug help to treat the symptoms of autism? In a paper now published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the investigators report how low doses […]

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New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy

New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy

Researchers led by those from Warwick University in the United Kingdom have developed a diagnosis test for autism that may predict it with an unprecedented level of accuracy. A new test may help physicians to diagnose autism in young children. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that impacts cognition, behavior, and social interaction. The […]

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Children with autism may benefit from being bilingual

Children with autism may benefit from being bilingual

In the first study of its kind, scientists show that bilingual children with autism spectrum disorders can switch mental gears more easily than those who can only speak one language. Being bilingual may improve cognitive flexibility in children with autism. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a growing concern in the United States, affecting an estimated […]