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Infant Neural Sensitivity to Dynamic Eye Gaze Is Associated with Later Emerging Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 26 Jan 2012 8:25pm A study out today is causing much discussion. Infant Neural Sensitivity to Dynamic Eye Gaze Is Associated with Later Emerging Autism is by researchers from the UK, Canada and Australia: 1 Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX, UK 2 Department of Psychiatry, McGill Univ ... Read on »
Study Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Aug 2011 8:48pm It is known that the chances of having an autistic child are higher for families who already have an autistic child. This is the “recurrence risk”. In the past, the recurrence risk has been estimated at between 3 and 10%. A study just out ( and discussed somewhat yesterday ) puts the risk at something closer to 20% (18.7%). This is a fairl ... Read on »
Recent autism abstracts in Pubmed by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 16 Dec 2010 2:35pm Pubmed is an amazing resource. It is a Public Medical library of abstracts (and some articles) in the medical literature. I have a search set up so that I get emails with recent articles with the subject “autism”. I try to obtain some of the articles and discuss them here. This is not based on what I perceive to be the “best” or “most imp ... Read on »
NIH to study recovered autistics by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 09 Mar 2010 4:32pm A clinical trial has been started to study and compare autistics (children to young adults) who have “remitted” autism. These are people who would be called “recovered” by the autism parent community. The trial can be found on clinicaltrials.gov The purpose of the trial is given as: Autism is defined ... Read on »
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Ineffective Treatment for Children with Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:01pm Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has grown in popularity over the last few years. This growth has occurred without any evidence that HBOT is at all beneficial. A recent study, published in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders entitled Randomized trial of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for children with autism, explores this questi ... Read on »
Differences in White Matter Fiber Tract Development Present From 6 to 24 Months in Infants With Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Feb 2012 1:00am If you watch for autism related news stories you likely have seen multiple stories on a paper out Friday in the American Journal of Psychiatry: Differences in White Matter Fiber Tract Development Present From 6 to 24 Months in Infants With Autism (full paper available online). The researchers studied brain structure in children and compared t ... Read on »
New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many, Study Suggests by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Jan 2012 5:42pm The New York Times reports New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many, Study Suggests . The study is not published yet and was presented at a conference in Iceland. The Times reports: The study results, presented on Thursday at a meeting of the Icelandic Medical Association, are still preliminary, but they offer the latest and ... Read on »
mirror neuron minutae by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Tue 14 Apr 2009 12:40am One of the hottest areas of brain research today is that in the field of mirror neurons. Neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni has written a book on that subject entitled "Mirroring People". Your humble blogger has just finished this book. Mirror neurons are neurons that fire not only when a person is doing a motor action but also when the motor action is ... Read on »
Tricare Going AWOL on Military Autism Families? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Jul 2013 12:00am By Sarah Stockwell Military families with a child with autism are used to fighting. The servicemembers fight on the battlefield when deployed and the spouses, with constant military moves in and out of states and school districts fight for their childrens’ right to an appropriate education as well as the daily battle to raise ... Read on »
Separate Study Shows Gluten/Casein Free Diet Can Help in Autism by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 22 May 2010 12:00am The media has been so busy covering the study of 14 children that did not show help from the GF/CF diet that it seems to have run out of ink and pixels for this one (From FoodConsumer.org .) One in 100 children in the United States suffer autism.  A new study in the April 2010 issue of Nutritional Neuroscience suggests ... Read on »