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"Intellectual disability"




  1. photo Neurotoxins identified that fry children's brainsNeurotoxins identified that fry children's brainsNews
    We know that neurodevelopmental disabilities among children - such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia - are on the rise. And, though genetic factors have beenRead more
  2. photo Autism now costs U.S. over $236 billion per yearAutism now costs U.S. over $236 billion per yearNews
    assuming that 40% of autism victims have an intellectual disability, approximately $236 billion per year is spent on autism. If the intellectual disability figure is higher than, say, 60%, then the moneyRead more
  3. photo Study: Toxic chemicals in makeup, plastics and other everyday products are harming unborn babies, damaging the brain and reducing IQsStudy: Toxic chemicals in makeup, plastics and other everyday products are harming unborn babies, damaging the brain and reducing IQsNews
    is "fundamentally broken." American children are at an "unacceptable" risk of developing neurological disorders including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, and otherRead more
  4. photo 'Considerable lead content' found in cookware commonly used throughout Africa and Asia'Considerable lead content' found in cookware commonly used throughout Africa and AsiaNews
    , which can cause irreversible neurological damage that contributes to intellectual disabilities and lowered IQs.Until recently, one of the main causes for lead poisoning was thought to be exposure to paintRead more
  5. photo Analysis of medical records reveals link between pesticides, autismAnalysis of medical records reveals link between pesticides, autismNews
    in a particular county, there is also a corresponding 283 percent increase in autism rates. Similarly, a 94 percent increase in intellectual disability (ID) rates was also observed for every 1 percent increaseRead more
  6. photo Chemical exposure during fetal development to blame for AutismChemical exposure during fetal development to blame for AutismNews
    that autism and intellectual disability rates are linked to exposure to harmful factors during congenital development. A professor of genetic medicine and human genetics at the University of Chicago, statedRead more
  7. photo Warning signs of iodine deficiencyWarning signs of iodine deficiencyNews
    and newborn babies.Some serious symptoms of iodine deficiency include:• Impaired physical development; growth retardation• Impaired mental development; intellectual disability• Elevated riskRead more
  8. Is there such a thing as 'ethical' vaccines with clean ingredients that protect children's health?News
    and intellectual disability have been associated with hundreds of de novo (new) mutations, most likely caused by the presence of these fragments of fetal DNA and retrovirus in our children's vaccines." The ideaRead more
  9. photo What parents need to know about Monsanto: "By 2025 one in two children will be autistic"What parents need to know about Monsanto: "By 2025 one in two children will be autistic"News
    Biology, from researchers at the University of Chicago revealed that autism and intellectual disability (ID) rates are linked with exposure to harmful environmental factors during congenital development.InRead more
  10. photo Rise of the machines: Google robots, Kurzweil's AI, and why self-aware machines will inevitably seek to destroy humanityRise of the machines: Google robots, Kurzweil's AI, and why self-aware machines will inevitably seek to destroy humanityNews
    , Google seems to be pursuing this path quite deliberately. It is no accident that Google has aggressively pursued intellectual property acquisitions spanning both military robotics hardware and neuralRead more

X-linked intellectual disability

Disease

X-linked intellectual disability (previously known as X-linked mental retardation) refers to forms of intellectual disability which are specifically associated with X-linked recessive inheritance.As with most X-linked disorders, males are more heavily affected than females. Females with one affected X chromosome and one normal X chromosome tend to have milder symptoms.Unlike many other types of...More