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Low muscle tone and autistic traits
"This large study showed a prospective association of infant muscle tone with autistic traits in childhood."So said the findings reported by Fadila Serdarevic and colleagues  who, looking...
1 in 5 children "met criteria for low language at 7 years"
Although primarily looking at the potential predictors of language outcome, the study results published by Cristina McKean and colleagues  revealed the rather important title heading this...
Say my name
"At 9 months of age, infants developing ASD [autism spectrum disorder] were more likely to fail to orient to their names, persisting through 24 months."So said the findings reported by Megha...
"Autoimmune epilepsy is an underrecognized condition..."
"Among adult patients with epilepsy of unknown etiology, a significant minority had detectable serum Abs [autoantibodies] suggesting an autoimmune etiology."So said the findings reported by ...
History of bipolar disorder = elevated risk of dementia: is vitamin D important?
"History of BD [bipolar disorder] is associated with significantly higher risk of dementia in older adults."So said the systematic review and meta-analysis published by Breno Diniz and colle...
Neuropsychiatric disorder onset "temporally related to prior vaccinations"?
"Given the modest magnitude of these findings in contrast to the clear public health benefits of the timely administration of vaccines in preventing mortality and morbidity in childhood infe...
Catatonic symptoms and autism
"Catatonic symptoms are more prevalent in young people with autism than previously thought" said the article recently published by Breen and Hare . Continuing a research theme of at least...
Social interaction and autism: it takes two to tango
Psychology experiments are not generally fodder for this blog when it comes to autism. The main reason being that quite a few appearing in the peer-reviewed literature tend to look at quite ...
Vitamin D halting colds and flu?
"Overall, the study said one person would be spared infection for every 33 taking vitamin D supplements. That is more effective than flu vaccination, which needs to treat 40 to prevent one c...
"early medical events are associated with clinical ASD phenotypes"
The paper by Charlotte Willfors and colleagues  (open-access) provides some food for thought today and the observation that various individual and cumulative medical events - "early medic...
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