Posts tagged Autism

Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys. Children with autism appear to have bigger brains with more neurons than  normal for their age, a small preliminary study affirmed.

Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys. Children with autism appear to have bigger brains with more neurons than normal for their age, a small preliminary study affirmed.

"Love" hormone can help people form emotional bonds with each other that may work to treat people with schizophrenia, autism and certain other psychiatric disorders related to social interaction.

"Love" hormone can help people form emotional bonds with each other that may work to treat people with schizophrenia, autism and certain other psychiatric disorders related to social interaction.

Common childhood immunizations do not cause chronic diseases such as  autism and diabetes, finds a new expert report that may ease parents’  fears about the safety of vaccines, according to the IOM.

Common childhood immunizations do not cause chronic diseases such as autism and diabetes, finds a new expert report that may ease parents’ fears about the safety of vaccines, according to the IOM.

Nurture over Nature for Autism

A child’s environment may be just as important as genes when it comes to the causes of autism. Autism rates have grown much faster than human genes have evolved. Because of this, experts have turned their thinking to nurture, as well as nature.Read more from the New York Times here.

Autism Linked to Hundreds of Genetic Mutations

Several new studies published in the journal Neuron revealed that autism is a genetically complex condition, caused by potentially hundreds of gene mutations. About 1 in 110 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts say the insight will provide targets to pursue in developing treatments for the disorder.
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