Autism

The Search For A Biomarker For Early Autism Diagnosis

Children with autism spectrum disorder took significantly longer to look away from a video when their names were called, a new study found.
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Bleaching Away What Ails You: The Genesis Ii Church Is Still Selling Miracle Mineral Supplement As...

Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS) has been sold by the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing as a cure-all to treat conditions and diseases as diverse as autism, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and malaria. Indeed, it's touted as a cure for...
Related topics: Religion, Cancer, Oncology, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Malaria

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Light It Up Brown For April Autism & Gut Microflora Transplantation Awareness

by Teresa Conrick The BLUE lights of AUTISM AWARENESS month are getting a bit depressing.  Don’t get me wrong -- it is nice that people are wanting to help and be kind to so many affected children and young adults, but the reality is that the...

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Behavioral Disorders In Kids With Autism Linked To Reduced Brain Connectivity

More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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4th Graders Have Amazing Reaction To Classmate Revealing He Has Autism

A student raised his hand and asked to speak to the class. His teacher never imagined the beautiful moment that would unfold next.        

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The Quest For The Roots Of Autism — And What It Says About Us All

As alarm grew over autism prevalence at the turn of this century, there was much public talk of a growing “epidemic.” That language has since softened, and it is now clear that many autistic people were there all along, their condition...

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The Garden State Grows.... Autism

By Anne Dachel Dr. Walter Zahorodny from Rutgers is EVERYWHERE in print and broadcast news right now talking about the ALARMING, GROWING AUTISM RATE IN NJ which he says will continue to get even worse. Science Daily put it this way. A new...

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Fecal Transplant Drastically Reduced Autism Symptoms In Children

Researchers with Arizona State University have revealed that fecal transplants drastically reduced the autism-related symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over a two-year period. The study’s participants experienced...
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Could Treating Gut Bacteria Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- Scientists suspect that your gut microbiome -- the mix of bacteria that inhabit your intestines -- affects your health in many ways, but a surprising new finding suggests that a healthy microbiome may even ease the...
Related topics: Bacteria, Microbiome

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Autism Rate Rises 43 Percent In New Jersey, Study Finds

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder in New Jersey. The study found the rate...
Related topics: Medical Research, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Physician, Father And Caretaker Of 29 Year Old Autistic Man Found Brutally Murdered

"One family member said Derek “can be violent and has attacked Rex in the past,” court documents stated. The family member also said Derek’s mother had died years ago and Rex was taking care of him alone."This grisly story offers another side...

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A Mother Of A Son With Autism Thanks A Stranger Who Helped: 'nobody Does What You Do'

At StoryCorps, Ellen Hughes tells Keith Miller, who also has a son with autism, how much it meant to her when he comforted her son Walker on a difficult visit to the ER last year.(Image credit: Rocio Santos/StoryCorps)

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Cdc: Prevalence Of Autism At Age 4 Years Increasing

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children aged 4 years increased from 2010 to 2014, according to research published in the April 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Protein Pileup Affects Social Behaviors Through Altered Brain Signaling

Scientists have discovered that when a normal cellular cleanup process is disrupted, mice start behaving in ways that resemble human symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia. They found that loss of normal autophagy influences...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research, Schizophrenia

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This Experiment Found New Uses For Google Glass To Help Children With Autism

Superpower Glass helps children learn to recognize the emotions of people they’re talking to. Google Glass has been used for everything from opera glasses to helping workers on factory floors. More recently, it’s been used to help...
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Autism Symptoms Reduced Nearly 50% Two Years After Fecal Transplant

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, up from one in every 150 in 2000. They report that “about half a million people on the autism spectrum will...
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Professor Christopher Exley In January 2018 On The "deafening Response" To His Aluminium...

April 8, 2019: Professor Exley has been attacked and his work disparaged in the British media.  See our post today by John Stone titled, Scurrilous, Misleading Attack On Prof Christopher Exley By The Sunday Times He is being "Wakefielded" because...

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Rebuttal To Ocala (florida) Newspaper Vaccine Op-ed From Dr. William Gaunt

My such certainty - the kind parents of children vaccinated into a autism diagnosis are NEVER allowed in James Elmore's flat world.  Below the snippet and link of Mr. Elmore's opinion piece, AofA contributor Dr. William Gaunt responds: From Mr....
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I’d Rather

By Cathy Jameson I’d rather have an autistic child than a dead one! I see that response every few months, and I’m surprised each time I see it.  I’ve never made that statement myself, but it will sometimes take my breath away while I’m...

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Mother Sues School After Autistic Son Was Forced To Wear Fluorescent Vest

A London woman has sued her son's school after claiming it made her 7-year-old son wear a fluorescent safety vest. Read more...

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