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Study Hints That ‘Video Feedback’ Therapy May Help Curb Autism

January 22, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A therapy involving “video feedback” — where parents watch videos of their interactions with their baby — might help prevent infants at risk for autism from developing the disorder, a new study suggests.
The research involved 54 families of babies who were at increased risk for autism because they […]


Those With Autism May Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Shows

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with autism may have brain connections that are uniquely their own, a new study suggests.
Previous research has found either over- or under-synchronization between different areas of the brains of people with autism, when compared to those without the disorder. The authors of the new study said those […]


Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups

January 12, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The 10 to 20 minutes of a typical well-child visit isn’t enough time to reliably detect a young child’s risk of autism, a new study suggests.
“When decisions about autism referral are made based on brief observations alone, there is a substantial risk that even experts […]


Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?

January 5, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Owning a pet may play a role in social skills development for some children with autism, a new study suggests.
The findings are among the first to investigate possible links between pets and social skills in kids with an autism spectrum disorder — a group of […]


Different Gene Mutations May Determine Severity, Type of Autism

December 22, 2014

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Different types of gene mutations may play a role in the severity and type of autism, new research suggests.
The findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatments for the disorder, the researchers added.
No two people with autism have the exact type and severity of behaviors, according to background […]


Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

December 18, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children born to moms who were exposed to high levels of air pollution late in pregnancy may have an increased risk of developing autism, a U.S. study suggests.
Researchers found that of nearly 1,800 U.S. women who gave birth between 1990 and 2002, those exposed to […]


Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows

December 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Brain inflammation, triggered by an overactive immune system, is common among people with autism, a new study finds.
However, this inflammation does not cause the developmental disorder. Rather, it’s a response to the different factors that can trigger autism, the researchers stressed.
Their findings are based on autopsies performed on […]


Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism

November 23, 2014

SUNDAY, Nov. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be a challenge for families of children with autism because sensory overload can trigger major meltdowns, an expert says.
“Holidays with family can be dicey under the best of circumstances, but when you have children with special needs, some care must be taken,” Varleisha Gibbs, an […]


Minority Kids May Be Missed in Autism Diagnoses: Study

November 10, 2014

MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic students are less likely to be identified as having autism than white students, a new study reveals.
Researchers analyzed autism identification rates at schools across the United States between 2000 and 2007. These rates reflect how many students have been identified by schools — not necessarily […]


Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study

November 3, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder is largely the result of changes in how the condition is reported, Danish researchers contend.
At least in Denmark, the researchers say, most of the increase — 60 percent — can be […]



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