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Mothers may pass `stress patterns` to child via vaginal bacteria and placenta

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 22:16

Two animal studies have shown that pregnant women may transmit the damaging effects of stress to their unborn child by way of the bacteria in their vagina and through the placenta.

Autism can be spotted in eyes of kids as young as two months

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:41

Eye contact with others declines in 2 to 6-month-old infants, who are later diagnosed with autism, a new study has suggested.

Breastfeeding may prevent development of autism in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 11:34

A new study has proposed that protein called insulin-like growth factor (IGF), which is delivered via breastfeeding, could help predict an infant`s propensity to later develop autism.

Pregnancy weight gain linked to autism in kids

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 17:52

Researchers have uncovered an association between autism spectrum disorders and a small increase in the amount of weight a mother gains during pregnancy.

Brain scans could aid in autism diagnosis

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 11:02

Researchers including 2-Indian-origin scientists have indicated that brain scans show signs of autism which may eventually support behaviour-based diagnosis of autism.

How `flawed` transport gene contributes to autism

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 18:54

Researchers have said that mutations in an autism-linked gene, dubbed NHE9, involved in transporting substances in and out of structures within the cell, causes communication problems among brain cells that may contribute to the disease`s development.

No link between celiac disease and autism: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:12

There`s no link between celiac disease and autism spectrum disorders, a nationwide study from Sweden says.

Autistic kids miss out on non-verbal cues during social interactions

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 23:52

Scientists have warned adults that when communicating with children with autism they should be cautious, as such kids tend to look away during conversations and miss out on the non-verbal aspects.

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