Monthly Archives: March 2017

Impact of Life Style Patterns in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Several neuro-developmental conditions in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are influenced by several lifestyle patterns. A systemic review identified that changes in lifestyle patterns, such as increased level of physical activity and reduced sedentary behavior, had a significant impact on children associated with ASD. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to one of the prolonged neurological disorders…

Scientists Identify 18 New Candidate Genes for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Whole-genome sequencing of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families reveal 18 new candidate genes that have the potential to be future diagnostic and therapeutic targets. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which affects approximately one percent of the global population. ASD encompasses disorders such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and other developmental…

New Study Determines That Certain Parts of Fukushima Are Safe To Return To

Scientists have monitored the nearby areas around Fukushima, where the nuclear power plant disaster occurred six years ago, to determine whether it is safe for inhabitants. A research group found that a particular village 60 km from the incident is not exposed to a dangerous amount of radiation, and that weather and natural decay of…

Nonadherence to ADHD Medication in Adolescents Transitioning Into College

Nonadherence to ADHD medication in adolescents, especially during their transition to college, can have significant repercussions on academic performance and long-term goals. In a recent study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, 10 freshmen with ADHD were interviewed regarding their medication self-management experience as they transitioned to college life. Nonadherence to medical treatment is…