Autism

Lethal Prions And Alzheimer’s; Cannabis And Dementia; Baby Brains And Autism

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia

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Children With Autism, Co-occurring Adhd Symptoms Lag In Key Measures Of Independence

A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the findings, these children have difficulty with...
Related topics: ADHD

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More Sleep Problems In Kids With Autism, Other Developmental Disorders (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Rate twice that in children ages 3-5 in the general population

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A Valentine To My Daughter With Autism

Made with Gianna in 1999 Dear, Gianna. Here it is, 20 years later. I love you as much as I did when you were a 2 year old little girl. I love you just as you are. I do not love your autism. I never have. I never will. I love that you smile and...

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Brain Clock Ticks Differently In Autism

The neural 'time windows' in certain small brain areas contribute to the complex cognitive symptoms of autism, new research suggests. In a brain imaging study of adults, the severity of autistic symptoms was linked to how long these brain areas...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Movement Impairments In Autism Could Be Reversible

Researchers from Cardiff University have established a link between a genetic mutation and developmental movement impairments in autism.
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Study Shows Toxic Pesticide Levels In Families Dropped By 60% After One-week Organic Diet

Jon Queally, staff writer"We all have the right to food that is free of toxic pesticides. Farmers and farmworkers growing our nation's food and the rural communities they live in have a right not to be exposed to chemicals linked to cancer, autism...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet, Cancer, Oncology

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Sticks Lead To Stones: We Need To Be Very Angry At School Abuse Of The Disabled

Sticks Lead to Stones: We Need to be Very Angry at School Abuse of the DisabledA West Virginia Public School in the News Over Barbaric Treatment of Nonverbal Students With Autism By Adriana Gamondes The written transcript of the KUTV news report...

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Early Identification Of Autism

New data from CDC show some gaps and delays in identifying autism and getting kids into early intervention. CDC Expert Commentary
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Watch Donald Trump Repeatedly Claim Vaccines Cause Autism. They Don’t.

Vaccines, or lack thereof, are in the news again. So it is worth remembering that then-businessman and candidate Donald Trump spent years falsely insisting that vaccines cause autism, among other things. Amid a recent measles outbreak, Fox News has...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Vaccines

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Human Brain Protein Associated With Autism Confers Abnormal Behavior In Fruit Flies

A mutant gene that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of fruit flies. Fruit flies hosting that gene produce the variant human brain protein and show abnormal behaviors of fear, repetitive activity and...
Related topics: Proteins, Genetics

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More Sleepless Nights For Toddlers With Autism

(MedPage Today) -- More than twice as likely to have sleep problems as kids in the general population

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Children With Autism More Often Have Sleep Problems

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- More children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have sleep problems compared with other children, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in Pediatrics. Ann M. Reynolds, M.D., from the University of Colorado School...
Related topics: Medical Research

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I Can Control The Symptoms Of My Autism. But Why Should I?

Our advice columnist answers a letter from a teenager wrestling with what is socially appropriate.

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Big Data Approach Shown To Be Effective For Evaluating Autism Treatments

Researchers who developed a blood test to help diagnose autism spectrum disorder have now successfully applied their distinctive big data-based approach to evaluating possible treatments.
Related topics: Medical Research, Blood Test

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Dan Olmsted Wrote About Measles, Autism And Vaccine Zealotry In 2015

NOTE: Our dear friend and colleague wrote this post on January 31st, 2015. Winter is when Measles rears its spotty head annually and the media goes wild pushing the pro-vaccine agenda. Dan's approach is classic Dan, nuanced, carefully crafted and...
Related topics: Vaccines

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See-through Fish Aid Scientists In Autism-related Breakthrough

University of Miami researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish’s digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one of the most common yet least studied symptoms of their disorder:...
Related topics: Medical Research

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February 2, Again? Not For Our Loved Ones With Autism.

No way. We are not going to accept the same treatment of our children, many  now fully grown adults, with autism going forward. It's not Groundhog day for us any longer. Housing? We demand it. Jobs? Yes, with dignity and honor. Healthcare? Fully...

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From Autism Risks To Mercury Poisoning, Here Are 10 Lies Anti-vaxxers Are Spreading About The...

A public health emergency is unfolding in the Pacific Northwest, and it was totally preventable. A measles outbreak has sickened at least 41 kids and young adults in Clark County, Washington, along with a man from the Seattle area and someone in...
Related topics: Poisoning, Anti Vaxxers, Vaccines

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Critical New Clues About What Goes Awry In Brains Of People With Autism

A team of UCLA-led scientists has discovered important clues to what goes wrong in the brains of people with autism — a developmental disorder with no cure and for which scientists have no deep understanding of what causes it. The new insights...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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