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2019 Gravlee Lecture explores blogging, motherhood and autism

Daena J. Goldsmith, professor of rhetoric and media studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, will be this year’s Gravlee Lecturer. The 2019 lecture, titled “Personal and Political: Blogging Motherhood and Autism,” will be held in the Lory Student Center Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m., with a reception to follow. It is presented by the ... Read More »

PCOS in pregnant women can increase risk of autism in newborn babies

Children born to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be more likely to develop autism, according to a study. PCOS is a condition caused by high testosterone which results in delayed onset of puberty, irregular menstrual cycles, and excess bodily hair. Previous studies had shown that autistic children have elevated levels of “sex steroid” hormones including testosterone which “masculinise” ... Read More »

Placenta Linked To Greater Risk Of Schizophrenia, ADHD, Autism, And Tourettes Syndrome

A study links placenta to greater risk of schizophrenia for people who may inherit it and at the same time, were conceived with prenatal conditions. Experts have already established in the past that genetics is responsible for 60 to 70 percent of a person’s risk for schizophrenia. Simply put, the condition is hereditary. It has already been established that complications ... Read More »

Smartphone app helps early detection of autism

Smartphone app helps early detection of autism Scientists have developed a new smartphone app that tracks eye movement to determine, in less than a minute, if a child is showing signs of autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact and affects one-two person per 1,000 worldwide. The autism ... Read More »

too much folate in pregnant women increases danger for autism, examine suggests

ladies who plan on turning into pregnant are informed they need sufficient of the nutrient folate to make sureright neurodevelopment in their babies, however new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg faculty of Public fitness suggests there can be critical risks in having far an excessive amount of of the equalnutrient. The researchers determined that if a brand new mom ... Read More »