17 Dec 2014
New York: Researchers have found that domestic violence could affect children even before they are born. Children born to abused pregnant women could show emotional and behavioural trauma symptoms within the first year of their lives.Symptoms include nightmares, startling easily, being bothered by loud noises and bright lights, avoiding physical contact and experiencing trouble being happy.
15 Dec 2014
Washington: While many combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, the disorder is related to inflammation in the brain, according to a new study that may pave the way for new treatments.
27 Apr 2013
Scientists have found a way of detecting and quantifying an infant's risk of autism in the womb itself, says a new study conducted by scientists in the US.
26 Nov 2014
London: Early detection of deafness in babies is linked to better reading skills later in their lives, says a new research. Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, the findings showed.
07 Dec 2014
London: Bollywood star Aamir Khan says his character in upcoming film 'PK' does not suffer from autism and is one of the toughest roles he has done in his career.
31 Oct 2014
Washington: Researchers have uncovered over two-dozen high-confidence risk genes for autism, paving the way for development of a diagnostic tool and new treatments for the disorder.
14 Oct 2014
New York: A study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found evidence that daily treatment with sulphoraphane a molecule found in foods such as broccoli may improve some symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.
17 Nov 2014
New Delhi: Government employees who have children suffering from autism will be exempted from routine transfers and they will not be asked to take voluntary retirement on refusing such postings, the Centre said on Monday. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued an order including autism in the category for disabled children whose parents (government employees) are exempted from transfer.
28 Mar 2014
New York: Conditions for autism may develop even before birth, in the second and third trimester of pregnancy, a new study has found.
08 Apr 2014
New Delhi: A new study reveals that autism may begin during a baby’s early development in the womb. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science autism have published a study that gives clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy.