Autism Awareness Day: Dearth of doctors to treat the disease

India faces a dearth of doctors and experts to treat autism, the incidence of which is slowly rising, with the illness being considered wrongly by many as mental retardation, experts said.

Mentally challenged man bound, dragged by GRP

An inquiry was ordered by the Railway police into GRP personnel allegedly dragging a mentally challenged person with his leg tied as punishment for crossing the tracks in Purnia.

Teachers rape 15-year-old mentally-challenged girl

A 15-year-old mentally-challenged girl was allegedly raped by two of her school teachers over several months in Haryana`s Bhiwani district.

Autistic kids can get better life with proper intervention:study

With Priyanka Chopra`s act of an autistic girl in critically-acclaimed film `Barfi` bringing into focus the issues faced by children suffering from the disorder, a new study has found that significant improvement in their social interaction and motor behaviour is possible.

US Supreme Court allows execution of Texas inmate

Marvin Wilson, 54, was sentenced to death for killing a police informant two decades ago.

Down Syndrome patients need early intervention

Experts believe that acceptance by the family and early intervention go a long way in ensuring that a person with DS is able to live a normal life and be socially independent.

Down Syndrome patients need early intervention

Experts believe that acceptance by the family and early intervention go a long way in ensuring that a person with DS is able to live a normal life and be socially independent.

Scientists isolate gene behind mental retardation

A defective MAN1B1 gene has been found to be the cause of the disorder.

Scientists isolate gene behind mental retardation

A defective MAN1B1 gene has been found to be the cause of the disorder.