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Autism

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood. It is one of three recognized disorders in the autism spectrum (ASDs), the other two being Asperger syndrome, which lacks delays in cognitive development and language, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (commonly abbreviated as PDD-NOS), which is diagnosed when the full set of criteria for autism or Asperger syndrome are not met. Read More

Articles About Autism

Autism
A Study on Drugs Restoring Extra Synapses in Brain Can Cure Autism

By IBTimes AU

Autistic children have extra synapses in their brain and using a specific drug restores synaptic pruning and in turn might be able to reverses autistic-like-behavior in human beings as reported by the U.S. neuroscientists in the Neuron journal. (Aug 27)

Advice To Parents: Double Check Before Using Any Alternative Cure For Autism

By IBTimes AU

It is found that many alternative cure of autism have many dangerous side effects. (Aug 25)

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Autistic Business Owners Capitalize On Strengths For Success

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

An innovative and futuristic program that helps autistic people find job opportunities and start their own business has generated a lot of interest. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, LOS ANGELES

A Toddler Relishing  Bottle Of Milk
Camel Milk Holds Answer for Diabetes, Autism, Lactose Intolerance, Allergies

By IBTimes AU

Camel milk with extreme high in iron, vitamin, protein and calcium, might cure diabetes, autism and few types of allergies. It is easily digestible for those who are lactose intolerance. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, BREAST CANCER, CANCER

Vigil for Victims of MH 17
UK-Born Kiwi Killed in MH 17 Tragedy identified

By IBTimes AU

A life cut short in the sky and the pain of others (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients All Set to Embark on a Culinary Arts Career

By IBTimes AU

Four students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder will graduate from SAIT Polytechnic and embark on a journey into the culinary arts career. (Aug 14)

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Love Hormone, Oxytocin Improves Kids' Social Skills

By IBTimes AU

The love hormone is known to perform many functions, aiding sexual arousal, preparing a woman's body for childbirth and stimulating milk production for breastfeeding. But a recent research by Stanford University revealed that oxytocin also has a... (Aug 06)

Lu Libing touches the belly of his pregnant wife, Mu, as they pose for pictures during an interview with Reuters at their home in Ganzhou
Staying Up Late Can Affect a Woman's Fertility

By IBTimes AU

In a recent report published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, it was suggested that women who wanted to get pregnant or are expecting a baby must avoid light during the night as darkness is essential for the reproductive health in women. (Jul 17)

Molecular Genetics Technical Specialist Jaime Wendt (R) and Mike Tschannen work in the Human and Molecular Genetics Center Sequencing Core at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee May 9, 2014.
Science Explores Flatulence, Fart Smell: 5 Things to Know

By IBTimes AU

So what’s in a fart that made researchers claim sniffing the smell is good for the health? Science has been toying with the theory that sniffing fart could be helpful in the treatment and prevention of certain illnesses. (Jul 16)

MORE TOPICS: AGING, ARTHRITIS, CANCER

LG Unveils Child Tracking Kizon Device to Help Parents

By IBTimes AU

There is good news for parents. LG Electronics has announced a wrist-worn device Kizon to track children, reports BBC. The device will help parents to track and update children on what they are up to. (Jul 15)

MORE TOPICS: LG ELECTRONICS