Research Links Obesity with Autism

Obesity is more prevalent among autistic children during adolescence in comparison to those without it, according to a study carried out by a team of researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine. The researchers are of the same opinion on the fact that ASD could have significant health consequences for a child in the long run. To the already known facts about autism, the study adds that while there is a possibility of the figures of obesity showing a downward trend in adolescence in case of children who haven’t been…

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Psychedelic Drug (MDMA) is Under Study to Aid for Autism

We people take care of diseases mostly associated with the internal organs like heart (cardiac malfunction), liver (hepatic disease), kidney (malfunction in dialysis) etc., except the neurological impairments. How serious the autism is in present days: A neuropsychiatric disorder, autism, has changed the scenario in a few years. As per CDC report of 2008, 1 out of 88 children were with autism, whereas in case of the year 2010, it was 1 out of 68 in U.S. After 2010 there is no CDC report, but a report says that 91%…

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Autism Today: Is it a Product of Our Times?

Autism Today: Is it a Product of Our Times?   Autism is a medical term used to describe a range of developmental disorders. The condition is rooted in genetics and environmental conditions, with symptoms presenting as communication problems and cognitive impairment. As the disorder is genetic in nature, it’s typically diagnosed in the very young by a screening process. There is a lot of research being done today into how the disease manifests and what causes it. The Autism Spectrum Defining autism isn’t as clear-cut as pinning down a physical ailment,…

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Autism and Higher Intelligence are Linked by Genetic Traits

Autism is not only an issue of U.S but also for the entire third world countries. It is known to everyone that autism comes with intellectual disorders as well as it is a spectrum of disorders, that’s the reason why it is also named ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders). The main thing to understand about autism is its core reason – autism is purely genetic. Few things are still left to understand about it. It is our responsibility to stay up to date about the new findings and discoveries on it…

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Why is ABA a Controversial Autism Treatment Option?

When it comes to treatment of autism, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a well-known treatment option. Many people have reported that the treatment has been quite effective and beneficial for the treatment of their children affected with ASD. There are several special schools that have adopted ABA as a way to teach autistic kids. However, ABA is also surrounded by some controversies, and many special schools are against using this approach for teaching children with autism. Let’s first get an idea of what is ABA and how this approach works,…

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Humanoid Robots are Helpful in Autism Treatment

“Aiden, look!” said NAO, a humanoid robot of two feet height, when it pointed towards the flat panel display hung on a distant wall. Aiden, a kid, looked where the humanoid robot was pointing. Aiden, a boy aged 3 ½ years, has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). NAO (pronounced as “now”) is the “frontman” for a system of computers, sensors and cameras designed to help kids like Aiden in learning coordinating attention with objects and people in the environment. Joint attention is the name of this social skill. Normal developing kids…

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How does Phenylketonuria result in Autism?

Autism is a neuropsychiatric disorder and spread all over the world from 1st world country to the 3rd world. This is the most vital reason to worry about this brain disease. Another reason is the cure of this mental retardation. This is because autism is strongly genetic and is an incurable disorder, unlike the other neurological disorders. According to the past and present CDC data report, the number and percentage of autistic children have been found at very increased rate in the U.S. So, # Awareness # Early Diagnosis #…

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What’s Behind the Dramatic Rise in Autism cases?

We all know how vital autism is. Autism does not come with a single disorder unlike other neurological disorders. Besides this, autism is spread all over the world from 1st world country to the 3rd world country. For evidence we can check the CDC reports. According to the 2007 data report, 1 out of 88 children was diagnosed with autistic disorders, but according to the data report of 2010, 1 out of 68 children was found, which still continues. So, if we compare the data of 2007 and 2010, then…

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Recent Studies Show a Link between Air Pollution and Autism

Research on autism is being done continuously. Although the solution to this disorder has not been found until now, researchers have found many factors that increase or decrease the risk of autism. A few recent studies have established a connection between air pollution and risk of autism. It has been found that women, who live in areas with high pollution levels, have more chances of having autistic children.   Study by Harvard Researchers: As stated by Autism Speaks, researchers from Harvard had come up last year with evidences, which prove…

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Webster’s Research May Bring A New Therapy To Fight Back Autism

Autism is a well spread neuropsychiatric disorder in present days than any other brain disorder. According to the data report of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), autism is found in 1 out of 68 children in the U.S, and it is the report of the year 2010.   But if the study goes on the male autistic children, then the number is 1 out of 42 children. It is already proved according to database report, that the male offspring are more susceptible than the female. The reason found…

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