Study Shows Reduced IQ Among Boys from Maternal Exposure to Fluoride

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While community water fluoridation has been used to prevent tooth decay, health concerns about neurotoxicity have remained. A recent study about maternal exposure to fluoride sheds new light on the issue and shifts the conversation away from what has been considered junk science toward significance. From a clinical perspective, theRead …

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Second Propionic Study in Recent Months Shows The Preservative May be Linked to Autism

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With one in 59 children diagnosed with autism, there is an urgent need to find the causes of the disorder. University of Central Florida (UCF) researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the effect of Propionic acid (PPA), a short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) consumed during pregnancy andRead …

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Prenatal Vitamin Intake May Reduce Autism Recurrence Risk in Siblings

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Maternal use of folic acid supplements has been inconsistently associated with reduced risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the child. This study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, examined whether prenatal vitamin use by mothers was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) recurrence in high-risk families. This prospective cohort study analyzed dataRead …

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Microbiota-Mediated Regulation of the Immune System in a Prenatal Immune Activation Model of Autism

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In what is being described as cutting-edge research, published in the Journal of Immunology, scientists from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggest that a mother’s microbiome during pregnancy plays a critical role in determining the child’s risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders. The study raises the possibility that autismRead …

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Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Deficiencies & Potential Mechanisms in ADHD

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In this study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, researchers concluded that there is strong evidence supporting a role for n3-PUFAs deficiency in ADHD, and for advocating n-3 PUFAs supplementation as a clinically relevant intervention in this group, especially if guided by a biomarker-based personalization approach.

Are You in There? What’s Behind Autism?

All of our children are gifts, and this includes those with autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities. In this video, from a previous Clinical and Scientific Insights CASI conference, Nancy O’Hara MD says, “these children may be wrapped in many layers of wrapping paper. It is our job to try toRead …

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Newly Found Lymphatic System Connects Brain & Immunity

You can forget everything you learned in medical school about the lymphatic system (well, not everything). But researchers at the University of Virginia found undiscovered vessels that directly connect the brain and lymphatic system, as published in Nature. Despite decades of contrary opinions they did not exist, this changes everythingRead …

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