Monday, February 25, 2013

Wristwatch allows caregivers to track individuals with disabilities

For our tech savvy patients...

From eWeek (2/19):  ILoc Technologies has developed a wristwatch that helps caregivers track individuals whose disabilities, such as autism, cause them to wander off. The TriLoc Personal Locator Device has a built-in GPS, wireless Internet and Bluetooth capabilities that communicate with mobile-device applications, computers and house alarms for tracking at close range and in public places. Other features include a lockable strap and alarms to help the wearer remember tasks.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Study links folic acid to lower autism risk

From USA Today (2/12):

Women who took folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy were about 40% less likely to have a baby later diagnosed with autism, according to a new study.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ADHD treatments don't reduce symptoms in most children

From HealthDay News (2/11):

U.S. researchers monitored 186 3- to 5-year-olds with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and found that 90% of them still had symptoms six years following their diagnosis and ongoing therapy. Two-thirds of the children were taking medications for ADHD and their symptoms were just as serious as the children not taking any form of medication, according to the study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Probiotic supplements lower risk of infant eczema, review finds

From Reuters (12/19):

U.S. researchers reviewed 21 studies and found that taking probiotic supplements reduced babies' risk of developing eczema. Some studies showed that at-risk children who were provided with Lactobacillus rhapsodic GG or Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain HN001 had a 50% lower risk of having the skin condition compared with the placebo group. The findings were published in the Archives of Dermatology.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Excellent Article

An excellent article from the February 1st issue of NY Times Magazine...

Dr. O'Hara Lecture on PANDAS/PANS - 2/12/13 @ 10am in New Canaan

For our local followers...

On Tuesday February 12th at 10am Dr. O'Hara will be speaking about PANDAS/PANS at the Waveny House in New Canaan.

"Transforming a Devasting Chronic Illness into a Treatable Disorder"

FREE lecture sponsored by SPED*NET New Canaan

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