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 […]

Mental Health Impact from COVID-19 May Last Years

Mental Health Impact from COVID-19 May Last Years

Story Highlights A poll shows that the fear and anxiety associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of almost 50 percent of Americans. Mental health experts have observed that anxiety stemming from the pandemic has come in waves beginning with anxiety about getting the infection or giving it to someone else to […]

Autism Numbers Increase by 10 Percent in U.S.

Autism Numbers Increase by 10 Percent in U.S.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of children diagnosed with autism in the United States continues to increase. In a report published on Mar. 27, 2020, the CDC estimated the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the country is now one in 54 children—up from one in […]

Autism Prevalence is Declining in California Counties With Higher Incomes

Autism Prevalence is Declining in California Counties With Higher Incomes

Story Highlights Researchers have documented that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is declining in financially secure, predominantly Caucasian communities in California, in contrast to steeply rising rates seen in counties where many families of every race are living in poverty. Researchers did not determine whether the observed declines are related to accessibility of […]

Autism Rate in New Jersey Up 43 Percent

Autism Rate in New Jersey Up 43 Percent

A study by Rutgers University has found that the rate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) four-year-old children in New Jersey rose by 43 percent from 2010 to 2014, to an estimated rate of 1 in 35 children—the highest of any state in the United States. According to the research, which was published earlier this year […]

California Special Ed Spending Up 20 Percent to $13 Billion

California Special Ed Spending Up 20 Percent to $13 Billion

California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office  (LAO) has issued a report revealing that public spending on special education students in California has risen by more than 20 percent during the past 10 years, from $10.8 billion to $13 billion. One out of every eight students in California’s public school system now requires special education services, with the […]

Millennials Are Sick and Getting Sicker, Increasing Health Care Costs

Millennials Are Sick and Getting Sicker, Increasing Health Care Costs

A recent report by Moody’s Analytics found that Americans born between 1981 and 1996—”Millennials”—are suffering from poorer physical and mental health than the previous generation known as “Gen-Xers,” born between the early-to-mid 1960s to the early 1980s.1 2 3 4 The 32-page report, titled “The Economic Consequences of Millennial Health” and prepared for Blue Cross […]

11 Cases of Polio-like Paralysis Confirmed Before Onset of AFM “Season”

11 Cases of Polio-like Paralysis Confirmed Before Onset of AFM “Season”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on July 9, 2019 that it had confirmed 11 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in eight states this year, including four cases in California and cases in Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and West Virginia. The CDC is investigating another 46 possible cases […]

Autism Affecting Up to 1 in 36 Children in America

Autism Affecting Up to 1 in 36 Children in America

In April 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report estimating the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States at 1 in 59 children. The figure was based on a 2014 survey of eight-year-old children across 11 residential communities in the country, so clearly it was out of […]

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