Tag Archives: Autism

Children conceived in winter months ‘are more likely to have autism’

Pregnant women who don’t get enough sunshine ‘are more likely to have children with dyslexia, autism or ADHD’, major study suggests 21% of children conceived in February, March and April had a learning disability In contrast, the figure was just 16.5% for youngsters conceived in June and July The findings come from more than 400,000… Read More »

Medical News Today: Autism: What is the link with zinc?

Earlier research indicated an association between zinc and autism. However, until now, understanding the connection has been challenging. A new study lifts the lid on the zinc-autism connection. A new study, published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, suggests that a zinc deficiency in early childhood may contribute to autism. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, tends… Read More »

Depression Hits 20% of Young Adults With Autism

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Depression affects almost 20 percent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that’s more than triple that seen in the general population. And young adults with autism who were relatively high-functioning — meaning they did not have intellectual disabilities —… Read More »