Diabetes Among American Youth Predicted to Increase 700 Percent by 2060

Diabetes Among American Youth Predicted to Increase 700 Percent by 2060

According to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), type 2 diabetes is predicted to surge almost 700 percent in young people by 2060 if current trends continue. Currently, 37 million or one in 10 Americans suffer from diabetes.1 Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas fails to produce […]

One Million Cancer Diagnoses Missed in Europe Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

One Million Cancer Diagnoses Missed in Europe Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Lancet Oncology European Groundshot Commission analyzed data of the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact across Europe and found that there was an estimated one million missed cancer diagnoses across Europe in the last two years as a result of the pandemic. The impact that the pandemic has had on missed […]

Research Linked to Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease May Have Been Fabricated

Research Linked to Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease May Have Been Fabricated

For nearly two decades, Alzheimer’s disease research, research funding, and prescribed drugs have been centered around a 2006 research paper hypothesizing that the cognitive decline causing the debilitating disease is due to buildup in the brain of a protein called the amyloid beta (Aβ) protein. But a recent investigation is questioning whether the data in […]

Chemical Imbalance Not a Major Cause of Depression, Studies Find

Chemical Imbalance Not a Major Cause of Depression, Studies Find

A new study published recently in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry questions the hypothesis that serotonin inhibition is the cause of most depression disorders. About 21 million Americans are affected by major depressive disorder with one in six Americans taking antidepressant medication.1 2 3 The serotonin theory of depression came about in the 1950’s when […]

Prevalence of Autism Up Around the World

Prevalence of Autism Up Around the World

A new report published in the journal Autism Research found the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has grown to about 100 in 10,000 children—up from 62 in 10,000 children a decade ago. The figure is based on a systematic review of 71 epidemiological studies providing 99 ASD prevalence estimates from 34 countries, primarily the […]

U.S. Autism Rate Rises to One in 44 Children

U.S. Autism Rate Rises to One in 44 Children

Last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC) published an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen states confirming that the autism rate for eight year old children in the United States has risen to one in 44 children.1 Rates were one in 54 eight-year-old children in 2016,1 one in 150 […]

Autism Prevalence Rates in U.S. and Northern Ireland Continue to Rise

Autism Prevalence Rates in U.S. and Northern Ireland Continue to Rise

At the height of the fear and confusion associated with the declaration of a coronavirus pandemic public health emergency and strict social distancing regulations in the spring of 2020, U.S. health officials published a report that, in 2016, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was estimated to affect one in 54 eight-year old children in the U.S., […]

New CDC Data Shows 94 Percent of COVID-19 Death Cases Had Underlying Poor Health Conditions

New CDC Data Shows 94 Percent of COVID-19 Death Cases Had Underlying Poor Health Conditions

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Sept. 2 weekly update on COVID-19 mortality in the U.S., which is published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), reported 170,566 deaths “involving COVID-19” that occurred between Feb. 1, 2020 and Aug. 29, 2020.1 During the same time period there were 1,841,678 deaths from […]

The Debate Over ADHD and Doctor Prescribed Video Games

The Debate Over ADHD and Doctor Prescribed Video Games

Story Highlights There is a long-standing debate over the value versus dangers of electronic stimulation of the brain in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first prescription-based video game, or “game based digital therapeutic device” for use in children with primary attention or combination […]

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