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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Childrens Health News: Pesticide may increase risk of ADHD ♦ Risk of autism rises for abandoned children placed in institutions ♦ Preemies may have psychiatric problems as adults

Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD
A new study provides strong evidence, using data from animal models and humans, that exposure to a common household pesticide may be a risk factor for ADHD Continue Reading
Risk for autism increases for abandoned children placed in institutions
Children who were abandoned to institutional care have an increased risk for behaviors similar to those seen in children with autism, including impaired social communication, research shows. When these children were moved into child-centered foster family care at a young age, their social behaviors improved. Continue Reading
Simple strategies used by parents lead to improvements in one-year-olds at risk for autism spectrum disorder
A collection of simple strategies used by parents can lead to significant improvements in one-year-olds at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers have found. The study followed 18 families with a one-year-old child at risk for ASD. Researchers compared the effects of a parent-coaching, home-based intervention called "Adapted Responsive Teaching" (ART) versus referral to early intervention and monitoring. Continue Reading
Preemies may have psychiatric problems as adults

The study found that extremely low birth weight babies whose mothers received a full course of steroids prior to giving birth are at even greater risk for psychiatric disorders.Continue Reading

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