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Each week, we send out a Baby Sleep Study newsletter to provide parents with interesting and informative content about infant development. We ask our readers for feedback, questions, and article suggestions. One parent asked:

In a recent article published by Reuters, doctors express their uncertainty regarding the usefulness of early screening for autism in t

"When I was growing up, I rarely used my home computer for school work. In college and med school, it was more common, but I still used it mostly to write papers. However, there has been a huge shift in the way that we consume information and produce work.

Recent findings suggest that sleep problems associated with autism may have a genetic basis.  Researchers from Japan sequenced 18 genes that control the body’s circadian rhythms in both people with autism and people without the disorder.  The findings, published in 

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Palak Patel, MD & Meg Guard

Families of children with autism know how difficult bedtime can be: an article in Spectrum News reports that many children with autism have proble

Why do we feel sleepy at night? What exactly tells us when to fall asleep and when to wake up? It's not just the light or warmth of the sun, for we can feel sleepy even if we are kept in a windowless office.

A recent study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, found that overweight and obese autistic children are more frequently diagnosed with sleep troubles, anxiety, and depression compared to autistic children who have BMI scores in th

By: 
Jennifer Listman

In total, we now have more than 750 babies from all over the world whose naps, meals, and diaper changes will be the start of NYU Baby Sleep Study’s database. We want to thank everyone who has joined.

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Craig Canapari, MD.

“Whenever I see a patient with snoring and school difficulties, I get excited. Why?

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Meg Guard

In a 2014 study, published by Molecular Autism, researchers found that one in four girls being treated for anorexia at a London clinic scored above the cutoff for an autism diagnosis.  Prior research has also demonstrated the similarities between the two con

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