Between 2000 and 2016, documented cases of ASD increased as much as 500% in the New York - New Jersey metro region. The highest increase was in children without intellectual disabilities. Researchers say as many as 2 out of 3 children diagnosed with autism have no intellectual disabilities at all.
Researchers say stroke fatalities will rise as millennials age.
Researchers found significantly higher levels of Lcn-2 levels in the stools of patients with multiple sclerosis. This marker correlated with reduced bacterial diversity and increases in other markers of intestinal inflammation. Bacteria that ease inflammatory bowel disease were also reduced in MS patients with high fecal levels of Lcn-2 levels.
Post-mortem analysis of the brains of those with Parkinson's disease revealed more than 200 genes with different epigenetic markers compared to healthy brains, but the affected genes were almost entirely different between women and men.
Women in their 20's who frequently binge drink had the highest self-reported prevalence of COVID-19 infection among subgroups within a study of alcohol and drug usage during the pandemic. Researchers say the increased infection risk was due to binge drinkers being less vigilant with their social behaviors as a result of intoxication.
Children born at 37-38 weeks gestation scored significantly higher on teacher rating scales for ADHD, inattention, and cognitive problems than children born between 39-41 weeks.
It takes willpower to implement temptation-avoidance strategies, researchers report.
Cannabis users are less aware of unhealthy behaviors they exhibit, including using demands, criticisms, and being avoidant, when in a relationship conflict.
Black adults who grew up socially disadvantaged and poor in the American South are more likely to experience cognitive decline as they age than white people with a similar background. Researchers report socioeconomic status, race, and childhood factors play a significant role in cognitive decline associated with aging.