May

22

2019
Infants later diagnosed with autism seldom initiate joint attention

Infants later diagnosed with autism seldom initiate joint attention

A new study shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react adequately when others initiate joint attention, but seldom actively seek to establish such episodes themselves. This finding provides support for the view that children with autism have reduced social motivation already as infants.


May

21

2019
When LA’s Air Got Better, Kids’ Asthma Cases Dropped

When LA’s Air Got Better, Kids’ Asthma Cases Dropped

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control. (Image credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)



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