Simple Quiz Speeds Diagnosis of Autism in Infants, click here A brief screening in a pediatrician’s office can detect autism-like symptoms in children as young as 12 months old, giving them an important head start on treatment, according to a study published Thursday………….
Autism therapies: Study shows what works, what doesn’t (CBS) Parents of kids with autism may be disappointed to learn that there are a couple of big problems with the drugs and behavioral therapies approaches often used to treat the developmental disorder.
Autistic brains “organised differently” say scientists People with autism use their brains differently from other people, which may explain why some have extraordinary abilities to remember and draw objects in detail, according to new research. BBC
Meet the Autism War: Devastating Illness or Neurodiversity Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 9, 2011 Today autism affects approximately one out of every one hundred children, a substantive increase from one in 2,500 as diagnosed thirty years ago. In recent years,
DNA analysis of more than 1,000 kids may one day lead to better treatments, researchers say. TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) — While the genetic underpinnings of autism are enormously complex, new DNA research is honing in on sets of abnormal genes that may play a role in the disorder. Scientists Link ‘Sets’ of Genetic […]
A nasal spray containing the ‘cuddle hormone’ oxytocin can ease some of the symptoms of autism, research shows. People with autism who used the spray became more sociable and trusting http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1250936/Spray-version-cuddle-hormone-ease-symptoms-autism.html
By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter Spanish ID: 649516 WEDNESDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) — People with high-functioning autism have difficulty understanding others’ intentions, new research shows. This lack of understanding tends to make adults with autism, even those with high IQs, judge others more harshly, which may pose problems in forming and maintaining relationships, […]
Researchers in Australia have uncovered further evidence of a link between testosterone and autism, backing a theory that high testosterone exposure in the womb increases the risk of the disorder, The Australian reported Monday. Study Uncovers Further Evidence of Autism, Testosterone Link
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 24 (UPI) — In a study in mice, U.S. researchers suggest a link between serotonin — a neurotransmitter known for giving a sense of well-being — and autism. Serotonin may play role in autism
Cargill, 3M and Best Buy brought in noted animal scientist Temple Grandin to focus attention on the disorder. By DEE DePASS, Star Tribune Last update: February 20, 2011 – 1:36 PM Temple Grandin wants more autistic people in your workplace. If they don’t become part of the workforce, your company will lose out. Autistic workers […]