Tag: autism

Gut Microbiome May Offer Novel Bacterial Markers in Kids With Autism

(Reuters Health) – Children with autism spectrum disorder may have a distinctive and underdeveloped gut microbiome that isn’t related to their eating habits, a small...

Here’s What Happened When We Swapped Out Online School For Time In The Wilderness

It was your typical kindergarten morning on Zoom: little boys and girls in little squares arrayed on the computer screen like the “Brady Bunch” opening...

AI-Based Software Accurately Identifies Autism

A software program based on artificial intelligence (AI) is effective for distinguishing young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from those with other conditions, according...

5 Tests You Should Not Order for a Child With Autism

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A leading medical group is offering testing guidelines for children with autistic behaviors. The...

Is It Asperger’s or Level 1 ASD?

May 14, 2021 — When billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed he has Asperger’s syndrome on his recent Saturday Night Live hosting gig, many...

Eating Issues Common in People With Autism

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While it’s well established that autism and certain eating issues go hand in...

Asian Children Less Likely to Receive ADHD Treatment

A study of US children across ethnic and racial groups found that Asians were least likely to receive therapy for ADHD, compared with white children...

Neurodiversity: What Is It?

There’s a growing push to focus on our brain differences, not deficits. This wider view of “normal” is a big part of something called neurodiversity. Advocates...

The Ally in the Waiting Room

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. We think of a patient’s recovery happening in multiple locations –...

Fewer Seizures, Increased Thrombocytopenia Risk

Two recently completed analyses of highly purified cannabidiol (CBD) used to reduce seizures in Lennox Gastaut syndrome (LGS) have shown the formulation as an add-on...

The Role of Structural Racism in Delayed Autism Diagnoses

An analysis of a large cohort of African American children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) reveals a more than 3-year time lag between parental recognition...

Novel Drug May Lower Agitation in Multiple Psychiatric Disorders

The novel lysine-specific demethylase 1 inhibitor vafidemstat (ORY-2001, Oryzon Genomics) is effective for treating agitation and aggression across a number of psychiatric disorders, new research...

Many With Autism Missing Out on Key Gene Tests

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Very few people with autism receive two recommended genetic tests, a new study finds. The American...

Uncles, Aunts May Increase Child’s Odds for Autism

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A child with an uncle or aunt with autism appears...

Doctor Accused of More Than 200 Misdiagnoses Gives Up License

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area doctor accused of misdiagnosing epilepsy in more than 200 children surrendered his medical license and agreed to pay a $5,000...

Telemedicine Boosting Access but Is Not a Panacea

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The recent surge in telemedicine services fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic...