Newly Discovered Genes That Affect Autism; Each Gene Helps Explain How Autism Works

By Carrie Winters - Mar 08, 2017 05:30 AM EST

There are 18 newly discovered genes that are linked to autism. This has been researched through DNA scan and the study has been published on the Nature Neuroscience.

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Too Much Folate during Pregnancy May Produce Autistic Infants

By Jenn Loro - May 14, 2016 11:23 AM EDT

New report links too much folate intake during pregnancy to higher risk of autism among babies. Folate or Vitamin B12 remains essential for babies’ neurodevelopment but extremely high levels of this nutrient also leads to similar health risks observed when a mother lacks it.


The Reason Why Pregnant Women Should Keep Taking Prenatal Supplements Despite Autism Concerns

By Dipannita - May 14, 2016 09:17 AM EDT

The recently-reported findings of a study shocked all the pregnant women who consider taking prenatal vitamins and other supplements a must during pregnancy.

Apple's film about a Teen with Autism attracts Scores of People

Apple's film about a Teen with Autism attracts Scores of People

By Ajay Kadkol - Apr 05, 2016 04:32 PM EDT

Apple released an intense yet impactful moving film about Dillan Barmache, who is a teen living with autism. These two films are powerful and also make a strong point in favor of accessibility features, specialized apps for autistic people and more. He was “that kid”. That’s how Dillan’s therapist and communication partner Debora described their first meeting. Autism affects social and communication behaviors.

Autism Claiming Adult Lives Sooner than Thought, Reveals Study

Autism Claiming Adult Lives Sooner than Thought, Reveals Study

By Kanika Gupta - Mar 21, 2016 02:32 PM EDT

Swedish research discovered that autistic adults met untimely death more often as compared to general population.

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Hillary Clinton Unveils Autism Proposal

By Cheri Cheng - Jan 05, 2016 03:00 PM EST

Hillary Clinton outlined her autism proposal that aims to increase awareness about the condition.

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Oxytocin Nasal Spray can Improve Social and Behavioral Skills of Children with Autism

By Deepthi B - Oct 28, 2015 09:43 AM EDT

Synthetic hormone Oxytocin may provide a potential treatment that improves the social and behavioral skills associated with autism.


Autism Behavior Differs Between Boys And Girls, Study

By R. Siva Kumar - Sep 07, 2015 09:01 AM EDT

Research shows that boys affected by autism are three times more likely than girls to display repetitive and restricted behaviour.

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A Smell Test May Help To Identify Autism, Study

By R. Siva Kumar - Jul 17, 2015 01:08 AM EDT

New research finds that autistic children's reactions to smell differs from typically developing children's.

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MMR Victory: Deadly Rubella Officially Wiped Out in Americas

By R. Siva Kumar - May 01, 2015 01:24 PM EDT

The MMR vaccine has vanquished rubella from North and South America.


Girls Likely to be Diagnosed with Autism When Older

By Peter R - Apr 29, 2015 11:19 AM EDT

A new study found that average of diagnosis in girls was higher than boys for autism spectrum disorders.

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Brad Pitt's "Flip Flop" Excuse for Mysteriously Bruised Face a Sign of Domestic Violence?

By Maria Slither - Apr 27, 2015 07:12 PM EDT

Brad Pitt's bruise on his face got the attention of attendees of the 3rd annual Light Up the Blues concert.


MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism Even in High-Risk Children

By Peter R - Apr 22, 2015 12:07 PM EDT

A new study is yet another in a long list that makes a strong case to dispel the notion that vaccines cause autism in children


Study Finds No Link Between Autism and Vaccinations

By Dustin M Braden - Apr 21, 2015 06:50 PM EDT

An enormous new study has found there is no link between the vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella, and being afflicted with autism.


Could Fixing Gut Bacteria Help Cure Autism?

By Peter R - Mar 27, 2015 05:11 PM EDT

Studies have emerged linking autism spectrum disorders to the gut microbiome.

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