Tuesday, September 26, 2017

#viral #infections #pregnancy #threefold #risk #autism,

http://news.mit.edu/2017/studies-explain-link-between-autism-severe-infection-during-pregnancy-0913 A 2010 study that included all children born in Denmark between 1980 and 2005 found that severe viral infections during the first trimester of pregnancy translated to a threefold risk for autism, and serious bacterial infections during the second trimester were linked with a 1.42-fold increase in risk. These infections

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#MDMA #Treatment #Autism

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/04/27/ecstasy-autism-therapy/#.WQetHvR97rc MDMA is unique among psychedelics for its ability to help people connect and communicate with others, two common problems for those with autism. Early research with MDMA — before federal officials banned it in 1985, citing its abuse as a recreational drug — showed that people who took the drug

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High Functioning Autism

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/why-i-love-knowing-i-have-high-functioning-autism/ I sighed as I read new research from Cambridge University this month, confirming that men are more likely to test higher on the autism spectrum than women; and those who work in science, engineering, mathematics or technology, higher again. However true it may be, my worry is that it compounds a

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