April is Autism Awareness Month and will soon be over but one has to ask, why the rate of autism has risen over the last decades. Human genetics is seen as one likely cause but there has to be some underlying factor tied up to it as well.
A rare genetic disorder called Jacobsen syndrome is linked with autism, according to a new study.
Children and adolescents with autism have extra synapses in the brain, according to a new study.
There is no evidence of increase in autism in the past two decades, according to a new study. The findings counter the reports that the said rates of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are on the rise.
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), compared to non-ASD children, are four times more likely to experience general gastrointestinal (GI) complaints, a new study has found.
People who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder are more prone to develop autism in air polluted environment, a recent study suggests.
There is an association between autism spectrum disorders and weight gained during pregnancy, a new study has found.
Sleep education for parents of children suffering from autism helps improve children's behavior, a new study has found.
The study reveals that in individuals with autism, pet arrival in the family setting may bring about changes in specific aspects of their socio-emotional development. It suggests the improvement of some prosocial behaviors in such individuals under certain circumstances.
The next time you see your toddler walking on toes, you may have reasons to worry, as a latest study claims that toe-walking could be a sign of a developmental delay or neuropsychiatric disorders in a child. According to the study from Sweden, toe-walking could be caused by certain conditions like cerebral palsy. However, some healthy children could toe-walk habitually as well. The Swedish study revealed that by the age of 5 and half years, 40 percent of children with either developmental delays...
When a child is born with a physical or mental disability it's not just the child but the family as well needs to deal with the illness.
Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in about one in 88 children in the U.S.
A latest study from Finland claims that babies that are born smaller are at a slight risk of developing autism. The research has been conducted as a part of a drive to identify the cause behind the developmental disorder which has been prevalent for years and has been on a rise recently.
LA JOLLA, CA----The hormone oxytocin - often referred to as the "trust" hormone or "love hormone" for its role in stimulating emotional responses - plays an important role in Williams syndrome (WS), according to a study published June 12, 2012, in PLoS One.
A new study claims that autistic children have less access to specialized health care than children with other conditions, such as asthma or diabetes. ...