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Autism spectrum disorder

AI detects new class of mutations behind autism

Published in the journal Nature Genetics, the researchers analysed the genomes of 1,790 families in which one child has autism spectrum disorder but other members do not.

May 28, 2019, 13:27 PM IST

Amy Schumer reveals husband Chris Fischer has autism spectrum disorder

The "I Feel Pretty" actor said there were early signs of disease when she was dating Fischer, 39, but she was not bothered.

Mar 20, 2019, 21:11 PM IST

World Autism Awareness Day: Signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

Apr 02, 2018, 13:43 PM IST

World Autism Awareness Day: Social acceptance helps reduce impact of autism

Early signs of autism can often be detected in children as young as 2-3 years and it is advisable that parents start treatment as soon as possible for improved outcomes, according to doctors. 

Apr 02, 2018, 10:54 AM IST

Facebook can make autistic adults happy, says study

The finding could not be generalised to overall use of social media, however, because the same was not true of those who used Twitter, researchers said.

Mar 13, 2018, 18:13 PM IST

Researchers identify proteins that may help diagnose autism spectrum disorder!

Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder that is characterised by social interaction and communication challenges, and restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour.

Jul 01, 2017, 22:10 PM IST

Fever during pregnancy increases risk of autism in kids

Babies prenatally exposed to maternal fever during the second trimester are likely to be at 40 per cent raised risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, said the study.

Jun 14, 2017, 14:18 PM IST

Granny's smoking habit reason behind autism in kids? Here's what you should know

Researchers found that granny's smoking habit increases the risk of autism by 53 per cent in her grandchildren.

Apr 28, 2017, 19:31 PM IST

Children with autism find it hard to recognise facial expressions

Fo the study, researchers from University of Bristol in the UK gave 63 children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) diagnosis and 64 without a diagnosis, an internet-based test of emotion recognition.

Mar 31, 2017, 16:13 PM IST

Autism spectrum disorder: Symptoms, importance of empowering people with ASD!

Symptoms of autism typically appears during the first three years of life, however, some children show signs from birth. 

Mar 31, 2017, 14:39 PM IST

Excess brain fluid may predict high risk of autism in infants

Researchers claimed that babies with excess brain fluid are at the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder(ASD).

Mar 07, 2017, 21:29 PM IST

Autism biomarkers in infancy discovered through MRI's

While researchers at four clinical sites in the United States took part, the project included hundreds of children across the country.

Feb 19, 2017, 08:57 AM IST

Autism spectrum disorder: Know what increases your child's risk

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by impaired social interaction, communication deficits and a range of restricted and repetitive behavior patterns.

Feb 01, 2017, 11:19 AM IST

Folinic acid may help autistic kids improve skills

The study identified a specific blood marker that can be used to predict which patients have the best chance to respond to the treatment.

Oct 19, 2016, 15:52 PM IST

Mental illness in children – This is how you can help your child deal with depression!

If you feel that your child has a mental health condition, do not hesitate, but seek professional help if required.

Oct 10, 2016, 20:27 PM IST

Drug target to increase social interaction in autism identified

Previous studies on human genetics have implicated a little-studied gene called Protocadherin 10 (PCDH10) in ASD. 

Sep 12, 2016, 16:42 PM IST

Common diabetes drug may cut weight in autistic kids

 A drug commonly used as the front-line treatment for Type-2 diabetes may also be effective in reducing weight in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a study.

Aug 26, 2016, 00:10 AM IST

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.

Jul 26, 2016, 12:06 PM IST

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. 

Apr 01, 2016, 19:39 PM IST

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.

Feb 01, 2016, 16:06 PM IST