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., […]

Mumps Cases Jump 700 Percent in Northern Ireland

Mumps Cases Jump 700 Percent in Northern Ireland

Story Highlights A 700 percent increase in incidence of mumps has been reported in Northern Ireland, reflecting a similar surge in cases in other developed nation. Most cases have occurred in fully vaccinated young adults, for whom the potential complications of mumps are more serious than they are in children. The increase in cases has […]