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Gastrointestinal Issues Linked With Anxiety, Social Withdrawal For Kids With Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to experience gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation and stomach pain, at a higher rate than their neurotypical peers. Some also experience other internalizing symptoms at the same time, including stress, anxiety, depression and social withdrawal. Until now, no studies have examined the causal relationship between gastrointestinal symptoms and internalizing symptoms.
A new study at the University of Missouri found a "bi-directional" relationship between gastrointestinal issues and internalized symptoms in children and adolescents with autism -- meaning the symptoms seem to be impacting each other simultaneously. The findings could influence future precision medicine research aimed at developing personalized treatments to ease pain for individuals with autism experiencing gastrointestinal issues.
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ASHA Marks Better Hearing and Speech Month With New PSA Campaign That Encourages the Public To Seek Care From Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
A new national broadcast public service announcement (PSA) campaign launched today by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) showcases the life-altering treatment outcomes made possible with care from audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
The bilingual television and radio PSAs feature the stories of real professionals and people they have treated across the lifespan. Their release coincides with national Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), celebrated each May, along with new polling results documenting a high incidence of concern among Americans about communication and swallowing disorders.
The national polling, commissioned by ASHA and completed by YouGov in March 2022, shows a strong need for public education about treatment services for these disorders. Results of nearly 3,000 American adults ages 18 and older revealed that more than 6 in 10 people (65
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Drug Use Severity In Adolescence Affects Substance Use Disorder Risk In Adulthood
People who reported multiple symptoms consistent with severe substance use disorder at age 18 exhibited two or more of these symptoms in adulthood, according to a new analysis of a nationwide survey in the United States. These individuals were also more likely, as adults, to use and misuse prescription medications, as well as self-treat with opioids, sedatives, or tranquillizers. Published in JAMA Network Open, the study is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
While use of alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs is common among adolescents, previous studies have suggested that most teens reduce or cease drug use as they enter adulthood. However, this study indicates that adolescents with multiple symptoms of substance use disorder – indicating higher severity – do not transition out of symptomatic substance use.
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Five Ways To Keep Your Skin Safe While Enjoying The Sunshine
With temperatures hitting a whopping 95 degrees in the Northeast this weekend, everyone is craving some serious outdoor time! However, too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes most skin cancers — the most common type of cancer in the U.S. Dr. James R. Nitzkorski of the Surgical Oncology team at Nuvance Health offers the below timely tips to keep your skin safe and protected all summer long.
Warmer weather means more fun in the sun, which has many health benefits. Sunlight can boost your mood, strengthen your bones and promote the production of Vitamin D — an essential vitamin. But too many UV rays can also cause premature skin aging, sun-damaged skin and skin cancer.
Here are five ways to keep your skin safe while enjoying the sunshine.
One: Wear sunscreen — and reapply it!
Whether it is sunny or cloudy, apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 about 30 minutes before goi