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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Children's Health: Serious diabetes complication increasing among youth ♦ Preventing type 1 diabetes in high-risk children ♦ Reduce behavioral problems in young children with autism

Is there such a thing as 'pure' autism? Genetic analysis says no  The search for genes that contribute to the risk for autism has made tremendous strides over the past 3 years. As this field has advanced, investigators have wondered whether the diversity of clinical features across patients with autism reflects heterogeneous sources of genetic risk.
Parent training can reduce serious behavioral problems in young children with autism A study finds young children with autism spectrum disorder and serious behavioral problems respond positively to a 24-week structured parent training. The benefits of parent training endured for up to six months post intervention.
Incidence of serious diabetes complication may be increasing among youth in U. S The incidence of a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, in youth in Colorado at the time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes increased by 55 percent between 1998 and 2012, suggesting a growing number of youth may experience delays in diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study.

Oral insulin shows potential for preventing type 1 diabetes in high-risk children In a pilot study that included children at high risk for type 1 diabetes, daily high-dose oral insulin, compared with placebo, resulted in an immune response to insulin without hypoglycemia, findings that support the need for a phase 3 trial to determine whether oral insulin can prevent islet autoimmunity and diabetes in high-risk children,

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