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Significantly Earlier Autism Diagnosis Since AAP Screening Recommendations

[Source:  Medical News Today] Researchers say children with autism who were born before the 2007 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that all children be screened for the disorder at the 18- and 24-month well child visits were … Continue reading

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Could Bacteria Cause Some Anorexia Cases?

[Source:  Care 2.com] Anorexia is a well known eating disorder, but the causes of this condition aren’t fully understood. In the journal “Medical Hypotheses,” researchers from the U.K.’s Lancaster University say they believe anorexia nervosa, as well as conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome … Continue reading

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GI Problems in Autism may Originate in Genes, Study Suggests

[Source: Medical News Today] Credit: Kara Gross Margolis, M.D., and Michael Gershon, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center Maps of colon contractions in wild type mice (left) compared to the autism model mice (right). Intestinal motility in the model mice was … Continue reading

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Music Exposure Benefits Babies’ Brains

[Source:  Medical News Today] Early music training can help children to develop a wide range of perceptual skills, and it may help them as they learn to speak, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy … Continue reading

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Nurturing During Preschool Years Boosts Child Brain Growth

[Source:  Science Daily] New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates children with supportive mothers during preschool experience a more significant increase in the volume of the hippocampus during the period from school age to adolescence. … Continue reading

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