Children born using Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) system such as IVF are at increased risk of being born premature and with low birth weight. However, it is unlikely to be owing to the processes used, as per the novel study. The results of the study by researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science are available in the journal The Lancet. By evaluating these “test tube” kids with their naturally conceived siblings, scientists found similarities in results. This opposes the common medical belief that several negative effects might be assigned to the MAR processes such as delayed fertilization of eggs, the freezing of embryos, and hormonal therapies.
A research team headed by Dr. Alice Goisis, Department of Social Policy, LSE, studied about 65,634 children from Finland between 1995 and 2000. The team discovered that, roughly, those born using MAR techniques were at increased danger of being having low birth weight and being premature.
On a similar note, researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia studied a digital medication device used as a trial therapy for children suffering from co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The outcomes of the study can be accessed in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The research confirmed the feasibility, acceptability, and safety of Project: EVO. This project brings motor and sensory stimuli through an action video game experience created by Akili Interactive.
Almost 50% of children with ASD carry a number of ADHD symptoms. Out of them, approximately 30% receive a secondary diagnosis of ADHD. But, since ADHD medicines are less effectual in children with both disarrays than in those with only ADHD, scientists are exploring alternative treatments. Children with ADHD and ASD symptoms are also at increased risk for damaged “cognitive function.” It includes the brain’s potential to manage attention and focus on aim while ignoring disruptions.