Autism in Girls

Experts have believed that autism affects four times as many boys as girls, but the ratio may not actually be quite that high. Doctors are learning that autism shows up differently in girls’ behavior as a result of brain differences. This leaves many girls with autism undiagnosed. Experts discuss how it appears in girls and the consequences of those differences.

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18-14 Segment 1: The Price Consequences of Doctor Consolidation

Experts discuss the incentives that have prompted the consolidation of hospitals and independent doctors, the affects it has had on the cost of healthcare, and moves to eliminate them.

17-44 Segment 1: Including Females In Basic Research

Only about a third of research subjects in clinical studies are women this results in poor understanding of how new drugs work on women.

17-41 Segment 2: PICA

Pregnancy and early childhood are the most common time for a strange disorder that prompts people to eat non-food items such as clay or ice.

17-40 Segment 1: A Possible Treatment For Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Researchers explain experiments on animals with a new treatment that could eliminate fetal alcohol syndrome, perhaps even after birth.

15-41 Segment 1: Gender Diversity in Basic Research

  Synopsis: Only about a third of research subjects in clinical studies are women. In basic research on animals and cells, female models are even more poorly represented. This results in poor understanding of how new drugs work on women and occasional drug recalls when major side effects are discovered after the fact. Experts discuss … Continue reading 15-41 Segment 1: Gender Diversity in Basic Research

15-13 Story 1: Tone Deafness

  Synopsis: Millions of people can't carry a tune when they sing and believe they're tone deaf. However, most simply have trouble matching tones when they sing and would benefit from more practice. To the truly tone deaf person, all pitches sound alike. No amount of practice would help. Experts discuss the concept and offer … Continue reading 15-13 Story 1: Tone Deafness