Study Offers a Clue in Autism’s Gender Divide

A study of mutations in boys and girls with autism points to female resilience and male susceptibility. A new study published today by Ali Jarekji/Reuters in the American Journal of Human Geneticsrevealed that females had a greater number of genetic mutations than males despite the fact that only 20 percent of people with autism spectrum disorder are female. Because the study suggests […] Continue reading →

Expand Pre-K, Not A.D.H.D.

Because America can count on a major expansion of early childhood education, these health policy researchers fear that today’s preschool bandwagon could lead straight to an epidemic of 4- and 5-year-olds wrongfully being told that they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The problem, as they see it, is that millions of American children have been labeled with A.D.H.D. […] Continue reading →

Scientists discover a ‘violence gene’ that turns some children into video game addicts – and say it could also be linked to ADHD

Experts believe a variation in a serotonin transporter gene may cause children to enjoy violent media. And the same children have a higher likelihood of suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), notes Dr Sanne Nikkelen, from the University of Amsterdam. Previous research at the University of Missouri has also found that children with an […] Continue reading →