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Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

July 2, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found.
The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who didn’t about 80 percent of the time based only on “sniff […]


Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

July 2, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found.
The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who didn’t about 80 percent of the time based only on “sniff […]


Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism

June 11, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exceptional visual perception might be an early hallmark of autism, which could help predict a child will be diagnosed with the developmental disability, a new British study suggests.
Infants who more quickly perceived a mismatched symbol on a screen when they were 9 months old were […]


Parents’ Age May Be Factor in Child’s Autism Risk

June 9, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents’ ages may play a role in a child’s risk of developing autism, a new study suggests.
Past research has already reported a higher risk of autism among children of older parents, as was found in this new paper. But this study also suggests that children […]


Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says

June 5, 2015

Air pollution exposure may be linked to a child’s risk of autism, a recent study suggests.


Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism

June 5, 2015

FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Well-intentioned parents of children with autism may think that special diets or supplements can help their child, but a new study suggests that often these efforts lead to problems.
As the researchers explain, many children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are picky eaters, and parents may direct […]


Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being around animals may help reduce social anxiety in children with autism, new research suggests.
The findings could lead to new treatment approaches that use pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs to help children with autism improve their social skills and interactions with other people, the researchers […]


Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life

May 14, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults with autism have a better chance of finding and keeping a job if they can effectively perform basic daily tasks, such as bathing, brushing their teeth, cleaning and preparing meals, new research reveals.
Investigators found that having strong self-care skills appears to be a more […]


Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds

May 14, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — “High-functioning” adults with autism may face significant communication challenges that could make landing a job difficult, new research from Canada suggests.
The finding is based on an audio-analysis that examined the conversational skills of the adults as they embarked on a series of job interviews.
“Our work […]


Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds

May 14, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — “High-functioning” adults with autism may face significant communication challenges that could make landing a job difficult, new research from Canada suggests.
The finding is based on an audio-analysis that examined the conversational skills of the adults as they embarked on a series of job interviews.
“Our work […]



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