Autism spectrum disorders

Epidural use at birth not linked to autism risk, study finds

Having an epidural during childbirth is not associated with a greater risk of autism in the child, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Manitoba.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking virus mutations reveals success of stay-at-home orders

A family tree of more than 200 variations in the virus that causes COVID-19 helps explain why two Wisconsin counties—just 75 miles apart, but far from the origins of the virus—had such different early experiences with ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism rates declining among wealthy whites, escalating among poor

Wealthy, white California counties—once considered the nation's hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two decades, while rates among poor whites and minorities keep ...

Genetics

One-off genetic score can detect stroke risk from birth

A group of investigators from Australia, Germany, and the UK have shown that genetic data obtained from a single blood draw or saliva sample can be used to identify individuals at a 3-fold increased risk of developing ischaemic ...

Cardiology

Genomic autopsy can help solve unexplained cardiac death

Molecular autopsies can reveal genetic risk factors in young people who unexpectedly die, but proper interpretation of the results can be challenging, according to a recent study published in Circulation.

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