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A new online survey appears to be a feasible and acceptable method for assessing patient- and parent-reported outcomes and quality of life for people with autism across the life span

New Tool Measures Quality of Life With Autism Across Life Span

Online survey completed by individuals with autism, parent proxies shows lower QOL across age groups
Prenatal and perinatal factors may influence a child's risk for developing psychosis

Pregnancy-Related Factors Linked to Risk for Psychosis in Child

Review and meta-analysis ID 30 factors that raise risk for child psychosis, five factors that protect
The National Institutes of Health has launched a new website with educational resources for hospital employees

Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences launched virtual training website to protect workers
The estimated rate of past-year methamphetamine use was 6.6 per 1

Past-Year Methamphetamine Use 6.6 Per 1,000 in 2015 to 2018

Odds ratios for past-year use up for men, those with co-occurring substance use and mental illness
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder was 18.5 per 1

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder 18.5 per 1,000 at Age 8

For children aged 4 years with ASD, 84 percent had a first evaluation at ≤36 months
National health expenditures are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 5.4 percent for 2019 to 2028

National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028

National health expenditures expected to represent 19.7 percent of gross domestic product by 2028
In an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement

Recommendations Issued for Pediatric Abuse-Related Head Trauma

Recommendations for pediatricians include remaining vigilant for signs, consulting subspecialists
Possession of gender-concordant identity documents may improve mental health among trans persons

Gender-Concordant ID May Aid Mental Health in Trans Adults

Benefits include less psychological distress, lower prevalence of suicidal thoughts, planning
A considerable proportion of health care workers caring for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 report symptoms of depression

Mental Health at Risk for Health Care Workers Treating COVID-19

Nurses, women, frontline health care workers caring for COVID-19 patients at greater mental health risk
Most emergency providers report having little experience handling firearms

Most Emergency Providers Have Little Firearms Safety Experience

However, 59.1 percent report encountering firearms in ED or immediate environment at least once a year