Autism spectrum disorders

Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to a greater risk of autism

In the largest study of its kind, Ottawa researchers found that children whose mothers reported using cannabis during pregnancy were at greater risk of autism. The incidence of autism was 4 per 1000 person-years among children ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Paris makes masks mandatory as virus toll crosses 722,000

Paris on Saturday made face masks compulsory outdoors in crowded areas and tourist hotspots, as infections in and around the French capital rose and the global death toll crept past 722,000.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US rescinds global 'do not travel' coronavirus warning

The Trump administration on Thursday rescinded its warnings to Americans against all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying conditions no longer warrant a blanket worldwide alert.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Helping track and reduce COVID-19 infections in Northeast Brazil

A combination of thermal drones, artificial intelligence, and mathematical modeling is helping scientists track and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Northeast Brazil: one of a series of ongoing, innovative coronavirus research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Why the WHO was afraid of crying 'pandemic'

The World Health Organization has been criticized for being slow to declare a public health emergency and a pandemic as COVID-19 spread. Yale SOM's Saed Alizamir, with Francis de Véricourt of ESMT and Shouqiang Wang of the ...

Medications

FDA: Asthma drug Singulair to get 'black box' warning

Asthma and allergy drug montelukast—sold as a generic and under the brand name Singulair—will get a "boxed warning" over potential ties to neuropsychiatric effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

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