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Increased oestrogen sex hormones in the womb linked to autism

Scientists have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism.
Atypical eating behaviors may be a new diagnostic indicator for autism

Atypical eating behaviors may be a new diagnostic indicator for autism

Atypical eating behavior may include severely limited food preferences, hypersensitivity to food texture or temperatures, and pocketing food without swallowing. Such action is a...
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Autistic adults are vulnerable to many types of negative life experience

Mental health conditions, for example, anxiety and depression, are incredibly normal in autistic adults. Negative life experiences increase the risk of anxiety and depression...
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Infants exposed to Anesthesia during C-section raise Autism risk

Cesarean section (CS) has been reliably connected with susceptibility to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in any case, the hidden mechanism for this affiliation remains...
One of the two X-chromosomes is randomly selected and inactivated in the early embryonic stage in females (X-chromosome inactivation). Credit: Katsuhiko Tabuchi, Shinshu University, Japan

Looking behind a rare brain disease for clues to treat more common mental disorders

Mental retardation and microcephaly with pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia (MICPCH) is an X-linked disorder affecting females and characterized by severe intellectual disability, microcephaly, and...
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to have a child with autism

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to have a child with autism

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone...
Factors That Lead to Greater College Success

Factors That Lead to Greater College Success

Educational achievement is a national priority because it creates both economic and personal gains. Similarly, U.S. college enrollments are increasing for greater educational attainment. According to...

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