The subjects in the study with ASD were high-functioning kids who could read out loud well but had poor comprehension. To help the young children adjust before the neuroimaging, they were demonstrated by the researchers the fMRI machine, let them lie in it and played the sounds the device would make. On scanning day, the machine was decorated with colourful stickers to appear to be a toy, and the youngster was tucked in with a Mickey Mouse blanket. The task-based research, The Effect of Reading Intervention on Brain Responses Fundamental Language in Children with Autism, is published online in advance of printing in the journal Autism Study. Co-authors are Donna Murdaugh, Ph.D., who do her graduate work at UAB and is currently at Emory University School of Medicine, and Hrishikesh Deshpande, Department of Radiology, UAB College of Medication.Some commentators have pointed out that the average age of the patients in the Wellpoint study was 54 years outdated, whereas a study appearing this season in the Journal of the American Medical Association sounding the alarm on Avandia examined patients who averaged about 74 years aged. A sharply divided FDA panel voted last month to keep Avandia on the market, but to append additional warnings to its prescription info.. 90 percent of overweight children may not be properly diagnosed Despite latest widespread media attention given to studies that have indicated one-third of American kids have a weight problem, a fresh study shows just one-third of children who are obese or obese actually receive that diagnosis by a pediatrician.