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Hearing test may identify infants with autism risk

A non-invasive and inexpensive hearing test may help physicians identify infants with autism risk as researches have discovered that an inner ear deficiency may impact speech recognition ability of children with the disorder.

Police in Florida shoot black man lying on ground

An unarmed black man trying to help a patient with autism was shot and wounded by Florida police while lying on the ground with his arms raised in the air and pleading with officers to hold their fire.

Paracetamol in pregnancy may up autism, ADHD risk in kids

Taking common painkillers during pregnancy more often is likely to raise the risk of autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, especially boys, new research warns.

Revealed: What goes inside the mind of a serial killer before they commit a crime!

Revealed: What goes inside the mind of a serial killer before they commit a crime!

In the aftermath of a mass shooting in the US, where a young gunman killed at least 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, we decode the scientific logic behind this violent pursuit of humans.

Autism, intellectual disability linked to mother's immune dysfunction

The findings showed that pregnant women with higher levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines may be at significantly greater risk of having a child with autism combined with intellectual disability.

A third of autistic kids likely to wander away

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) referes to a group of complex brain development disorders characterised by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviours.

Novel method to track autism in boys identified

The team found that the brain scan data could be an effective indicator of the function of the circuit in younger children and older patients alike.

Interpregnancy interval increases risk of autism in children

Autistic children often face problem in communicating and they usually don't participate in social interactions.

Five things autism parents should know!

As parents, there are many ways you can do to help your child overcome his/her challenges.

How to tell if your child is autistic - Watch!

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that typically occurs in the first three years of life. 

Dyslexia, autism to be included in new bill on disability: Govt

Government is in the process of bringing a new bill in the ongoing budget session to include dyslexia and autism as disability and increase the number of categories under the Diabilities Act from seven to 19, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Blood pressure pills may improve autism patients' social skills

An estimated one in 68 children in the United States has autism.

Viral infection during pregnancy may increase autism risk

Immune reactions in the current study linked to autism risk are the kind caused only by viral infections in the mother, and have "nothing whatsoever to do with vaccines.

Subtle brain differences prominent in autistic men

British researchers have identified subtle differences in the brains of adult males with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The subtle brain differences were found in men who at a very young age had severe problems with communication and social interaction, the study showed.

Obesity, diabetes up autism risk in kids

 Women of reproductive age who are thinking of having children should stay fit. A recent study warns that children born to obese women with diabetes are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Same genes influence health, thinking skills

 Is there any link between low levels of mental functioning and poor health? A study shows that the same genes which influence people's health also shape how effectively they think.

Vitamin B12 levels drop among the elderly, autistic people 

The study also found healthy elderly people in the age range of 61-80 have about three times lower levels of total brain B12 than younger age groups, which is a result of normal ageing. 

Autistic girls more social than autistic boys

The study highlighted that autistic and non-autistic girls had similar scores for social motivation and friendship quality, although autistic girls reported significantly less conflict in their best friendships.

New drug target discovered to treat severe autism

A novel drug target has been discovered by the Penn State scientists to rescue functional deficits in human nerve cells derived from patients with Rett Syndrome, a severe form of autism-spectrum disorder.