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Autism and the Low Iron Connection

The topic of autism is a charged one. Maybe it’s because it isn’t a simple diagnosis; there are many roads to autism. Most of them are probably genetic, some of them are likely environmental, and none of them are related to vaccination (sorry to burst your bubble anti vax people, it’s called science). 815 more words

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Newborn Infants have Significantly Different Immune Response

Newborns have stronger immunity than first thought

http://www.kcl.ac.uk

Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King’s College London. 397 more words

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SCN8A - Epileptic Encephalopathy and Autism

Convulsive seizures and SUDEP in a mouse model of SCN8A related epileptic encephalopathy.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25227913

Abstract

De novo mutations of the voltage-gated sodium channel gene SCN8A have recently been recognized as a cause of epileptic encephalopathy, which is characterized by refractory seizures with developmental delay and cognitive disability. 220 more words

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Air Pollution in Sweden not a Risk Factor for Autism

Exposure to Air Pollution From Traffic and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Swedish Twins.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25229653

Abstract

Background:

Recent studies have reported associations between air pollution exposure and neurodevelopmental disorders in children, but the role of pre- and postnatal exposure has not been elucidated. 222 more words

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UK Vs Switzerland: Is the NHS letting epilepsy patients down?

There are roughly 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the U.K, but is the NHS under-performing compared to foreign health care? 762 more words

Antibiotic Use and Pediatric Crohn's Disease

Antibiotics Associated With Increased Risk of New-Onset Crohn’s Disease But Not Ulcerative Colitis: A Meta-Analysis

http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ajg2014246a.html

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The objective of this study was to perform a meta-analysis investigating antibiotic exposure as a risk factor for developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 188 more words

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Altered Mental Status: What is it, and what does it represent?

Written by: Ross Finesmith, M.D.

Many patients require medical evaluation for altered or impaired mental status. The onset can be rapid, gradual and even intermittent. Accurate assessment of mental status is a crucial step in deciding the most effective treatment of patients. 1,767 more words

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