Epidural use at birth not linked to autism risk

May 20, 2021 by

Refuting a previous study, a new study from Stanford Medicine found that epidural anesthesia, used frequently for pain relief during birth, does not increase the risk of autism in the offspring....

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Ineffective ‘learning styles’ theory persists in education...

Mar 9, 2021 by

Swansea University research published a new review about the widespread belief that students should be taught according to their “learning style.” The team found that not only is the method ineffective, but it may also be harmful to learners....

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Prenatal BPA exposure linked to male bias on autism spectrum disorder...

Feb 4, 2021 by

Science has shown that autism has a higher prevalence in males. But new research indicates that higher prenatal exposure to BPA—a common chemical found in plastics and our food—may increase the risk of autism. New research published in Scientific...

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Mothers of children with autism have different metabolite levels...

Jan 26, 2021 by

New research published in BMC Pediatrics indicates that mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder had several significantly different metabolite levels compared to mothers of typically developing children two to five years after they gave birth....

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Framework to study brain connectivity in living organisms

Dec 22, 2020 by

A paper published in Nature Scientific Reports indicates lays out a large medical analytics framework that can be used in neuroscience and neurology to study brain connectivity in living organisms....

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Kids with autism, ADHD have more doctor and hospital visits in infancy...

Nov 17, 2020 by

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center reported their findings on children with ADHD and autism having more doctor and hospital visits during infancy. The results were published in the journal Scientific Reports....

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New Genetic Mutations Linked to ASD

Jul 24, 2020 by

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified mutations in a gene called CNOT1, which is interacts with several autism genes. The mutations affect memory, learning and brain development....

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