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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

Wireless Baby Monitor
Specialists Question Wi-fi Baby Monitor Caution

By IBTimes AU

Experts on child care have questioned the claim of an Australian writer who believes that the use of wireless baby monitors do more harm than good. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, CANCER

Autism
Autistic Australian Man Chained To A Bed For 14 Days

By IBTimes AU

The Pascoe family say that their autistic son's needs had been ignored by care-givers. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

Child with Fragile X
New Cancer Drug Opens Treatment Avenues For Fragile X

By IBTimes AU

Studies on a new drug for lung cancer and leukemia treatment opens the possibility of treating autism. (Dec 03)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

A boy plays with seeds during therapy at the therapy and development centre for autistic kids in the Asociacion Guatemalteca por el Autismo, or Guatemalan Association for Autism, building in Guatemala City March 13, 2014. Nine children, from 6-14 years ol
‘Killer Mum’ Claims 8-Year-Old Autistic Son Proposed Suicide Pact Via Text Message

By IBTimes AU

Gigi Jordan, a former executive of a pharmaceutical company, claimed that her 8-year-old autistic son, whom she killed with a deadly dose of prescription drug, proposed for them to engage in a suicide pact. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, BLACKBERRY, SMARTPHONE, SUPREME COURT

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)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, AIDS

Autism
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 MH17
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

Autism
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)

MORE TOPICS: MEXICO