Tag: autism

April 2017
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CHIP insurance plan cheaper than Affordable Care for children with autism

by ,  /  27 April 2017

Children with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to health insurance changes, as they often rely on specialists and medications that may not be covered if they switch plans.

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Gathering girls: Researchers find more girls with autism when they actively look for them.Westend61 / Getty Images
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Estimate of autism’s sex ratio reaches new low

by  /  27 April 2017

A massive new analysis drops the ratio of boys to girls who qualify for an autism diagnosis to about 3-to-1.

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Pharma spending on lobbying skyrocketed in Trump’s first quarter

by ,  /  25 April 2017

Eight pharmaceutical companies more than doubled their lobbying spending in the first three months of 2017.

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Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania holds a bible during his inauguration as 45th president of the United States on 20 January 2017.  Newscom / Lucy Nicholson
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Health companies gave generously to President Trump’s inauguration

by , , ,  /  21 April 2017

Facing acute risks to their businesses from Washington policymakers, health companies spent more than $2 million to buy access to the incoming Trump administration via candlelight dinners, black-tie balls and other inauguration events.

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Telltale teeth: Tony, who has an ADNP mutation, had 16 teeth when he was 13 months old. Courtesty of Sandra Sermone
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Precocious baby teeth signal rare form of autism

by  /  20 April 2017

Most children with a rare autism-linked mutation develop baby teeth one to two years earlier than usual.

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Features / Deep Dive

Autism’s drug problem

by  /  19 April 2017

Many people on the spectrum take multiple medications — which can lead to serious side effects and may not even be effective.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Mighty element plays major part in autism

by ,  /  18 April 2017

Probing the function of a protein in a calcium signaling pathway may lead to a diagnostic test for autism and a path toward treatments.

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Risk assessment: The risk of autism associated with antidepressants, if it exists, is small.Pressmaster / Shutterstock
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Trio of studies cast doubt on link between autism, antidepressants

by  /  18 April 2017

Increased autism risk among children exposed to antidepressants in utero may be related less to the medications than to the mothers’ depression.

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DNA decor: Cells dot DNA with molecules to dial down gene expression at those spots. shunyufan / iStock
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Enigmatic chemical tag is altered in autism brains

by  /  17 April 2017

An understudied chemical modification that influences gene expression is abundant in the brains of people with autism.

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Intricate image: A novel scanning technique reveals the branches of neurons inside the brain of an awake mouse.
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Clever tweaks give brain scans new dimension

by  /  14 April 2017

New improvements allow researchers to look at cells deep inside the mouse brain, make high-resolution movies of firing neurons and monitor brain activity in monkeys over months.

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