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Eye-Tracking Device Could Be More Accurate Test for Autism in Toddlers

Eye-Tracking Device Could Be More Accurate Test for Autism in ToddlersTUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Just 1 in 4 children with autism is diagnosed before age 3, but a new eye-tracking technology may allow for earlier diagnosis and intervention, according to three clinical studies of more than 1,500 kids.Autism is a disorder marked by difficulties with communication and social interaction. In the United States, it affects about 1 child in 36, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Treatment includes behavioral, educational and family therapies and is most effective when started early and tailored to the individual child.The new eye-tracking technology provides automated measures of children’s looking behavior and can help spot signs of autism as early as 16 months of age, researchers said. It may also help predict...

Boys Who Smoke Could Be Harming Their Future Children's...

5 September 2023
Boys Who Smoke Could Be Harming Their Future Children`s HealthTUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may not only harm the smoker and those who breathe in the secondhand fumes, but also their future children.New research suggests that boys who smoke in their early teens risk passing on harmful genetic traits to future children. The study probed the genetic profiles of 875 people between 7 and 50 years of age and their father's smoking behavior.People whose dads were early-teen smokers had gene markers associated with asthma, obesity and low lung function. Biomarkers associated with this were different from those associated with maternal or personal smoking, the researchers found.This is the first human study to reveal the biological mechanism behind the impact of fathers’ early smoking on their children, according to researchers...

An Expert Answers Your Questions About Prostate Cancer

5 September 2023
An Expert Answers Your Questions About Prostate CancerTUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- It’s important for men to be familiar with the warning signs of prostate cancer and get screened because it’s the second-leading cause of cancer death in men, an expert says. While there will be more than 288,000 diagnoses and nearly 35,000 deaths this year, there are also 3.5 million American men who have the disease and are still alive. Black men have the highest death rate for prostate cancer of any racial or ethnic group. They are twice as likely to die from it as white men are, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).“Despite the alarming statistics concerning the disease, there are opportunities for prevention, early detection and treatment to improve survival and survivorship, and to reduce the burden this cancer has...

Common Plastics Chemical Could Harm Boys' Development

4 September 2023
Common Plastics Chemical Could Harm Boys` DevelopmentMONDAY, Sept. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Phthalates are commonly used in plastics, and researchers have now tied them to developmental issues in toddler boys who were exposed to the chemical in the womb.The new study links the chemicals to emotional and behavioral development issues in 2-year-old boys who were exposed during the first trimester of pregnancy.“Our findings … underscore the potential impact of maternal exposure to phthalates on children's emotional and behavioral development, particularly among boys," said lead author Liron Cohen-Eliraz, who conducted the research as part of her doctoral dissertation at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. "Our study adds to the growing body of evidence highlighting the need for greater environmental awareness, and action to...

ADHD: What Parents Need to Know

4 September 2023
ADHD: What Parents Need to KnowMONDAY, Sept. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of children and adolescents have the condition known as ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.What should parents know? A number of treatments exist to help with functioning, including medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Typically, ADHD begins between ages 3 and 6, according to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health. It can continue into adulthood. People can experience one of three types of ADHD. They are predominantly inattentive, with trouble focusing, following instructions and finishing tasks; predominantly hyperactive/impulsive, with behavior of being “constantly on the go,” talking excessively and interrupting others; and a combination of those symptoms.An increasing number of...

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