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Preemies at high risk of autism don't show typical signs in early infancy

Photo: Premature baby [06/07/2015] Premature babies are at an increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But a small study indicates that preemies who avoid eye contact in early infancy are less likely to demonstrate symptoms of autism at age 2 than preemies who maintain eye contact during early interactions, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Preemies at high risk of autism don't show typical signs in early infancy - Read more

Pet care can help improve adolescents' Type 1 diabetes management

Photo: Young girl with a fish bowl and a fish [26/06/2015] UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child's diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease, resulting in lower blood glucose levels.Pet care can help improve adolescents' Type 1 diabetes management - Read more

Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes

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Photo: The word [22/06/2015] A Montréal research team, co-supervised by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret from the IRCM and Dr. Laurent Legault from the Montreal Children's Hospital, undertook the first paediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes.Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes - Read more

Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism

Photo: A toddler takes part in early intervention activities [12/06/2015] Early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps improve their intellectual ability and reduces autism symptoms years after originally getting treatment, a new study shows.Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism - Read more

Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids

Photo: Girl takes a photo of another girl and a dog [05/06/2015] If a picture is worth a thousand words, UF Health Type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia, revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease. The sophisticated scientific instrument? A camera.Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids - Read more

Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children

Photo: Boy using a smartphone [03/06/2015] SINTEF researchers are now investigating whether technologies such as digital calendars and smart watches can also help children with autism and/or ADHD in their daily lives. Last year they have tested a variety of systems with the help of three families, involving a total of four children.Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children - Read more

Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism

Photo: Guinea pig on a child's lap [22/05/2015] When animals are present, children with autism have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers. Companion animals – like dogs, cats or the guinea pigs in a new study – may prove to be a helpful addition to treatment programs designed to help children with ASDs improve their social skills and interactions with other people.Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism - Read more

Facilitating trips to the dentist for children with autism

Photo: Boy at the dentist [13/05/2015] Going to the dentist might have just gotten a little less scary for the estimated 1 in 68 U.S. children with autism spectrum disorder as well as children with dental anxiety, due to new research from the University of Southern California (USC).Facilitating trips to the dentist for children with autism - Read more

 
 

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