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Do Provider 'Reassurances' Delay Autism Diagnosis?

A provider's response to parental concerns about a child's development can influence the age at diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.  
medscape.com
about 5 years ago
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Unlicensed blood drug GcMAF still for sale - BBC News

An unlicensed blood product which claims to treat cancer and autism is still being sold, despite warnings from the health regulator, a BBC investigation has found.  
bbc.co.uk
about 5 years ago
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New Autism Genes Discovered

A new study paints a more detailed picture of genetic risk in ASD and sheds light on sex differences in diagnosis.  
medscape.com
about 5 years ago
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Standard Approach to Autism Education May Impair Learning

Repetitive training, used widely in autism education, may hinder the learning process by promoting inflexibility, a new study with potentially 'earthshaking' implications shows.  
medscape.com
about 5 years ago
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Three years in hospital, miles from home - BBC News

A boy with learning disabilities and autism who has been kept at a specialist hospital hundreds of miles from his home for three years faces further delays to his release.  
bbc.co.uk
about 5 years ago
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Apple ResearchKit Data to Be Used in Three Clinical Studies

Academic medical centers will use iPhone apps to study autism, epilepsy, and melanoma; might later build marketable apps and apply for FDA clearance.  
medscape.com
about 5 years ago
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Learning disability care hospital beds reduced - BBC News

Hospital beds for people with learning disabilities and autism will be halved in England, the NHS has announced.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Specialist Referral Key to Reliable Autism Diagnosis

Specialist referral is crucial to obtaining a reliable autism diagnosis, say US researchers, who found that receipt of new information changes the diagnosis in many cases.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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'Gripping' autism book wins Samuel Johnson prize - BBC News

American writer Steve Silberman wins the £20,000 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for his book about the history of autism.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Oxytocin Nasal Spray Promising in Children With Autism

Oxytocin nasal spray improves social interactions in young children with autism in a double-blind crossover trial.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Family's court challenge over autistic daughter's move - BBC News

The family of a woman with autism who had to be cared for in England because there was no suitable facility in Wales launches a judicial review against the Welsh government.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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New Guidelines to Improve Inpatient Care for Kids With Autism

US experts have developed new guidelines for general inpatient psychiatric care for children with autism or intellectual disabilities to bring it in line with care provided in specialist units.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Increased Autism Risk

SSRI use in the second and/or third trimester shows a significant increased risk for autism spectrum disorder by age 7. Consideration of risks to fetus with untreated maternal depression are encouraged.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Autism May Strain Family Life Even Before Children Are Diagnosed

Autism may strain family life even before children are diagnosed with the disorder, according to a new study that suggests caregivers and patients alike may benefit from treatment tailored to specific sources of stress in the household.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Non-specialist health workers can deliver autism treatment in Asia, finds study

Researchers from the United Kingdom and South Asia have collaborated to adapt a parent led autism intervention that is effective, feasible, and can be delivered by non-specialist healthcare workers in South Asia.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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DUF1220 Domain Tied to Autism and Schizophrenia

Variations in the copy number of DUF1220, a protein domain implicated in human brain evolution, may be associated with autism and schizophrenia, according to Colorado-based researchers.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Absence of GABA Activity Linked to Autistic Behaviors

Neurotransmitter activity that normally occurs during a visual perception test appears to be absent in people with autism, a new study shows.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs May Boost Autism Risk

Exposure to beta-2-adrenergic receptor agonists in utero increased the risk of developing autism spectrum disorders, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Can Maternal Antidepressant Use Raise the Risk for Autism? CME/CE

: A new study finds an association between antidepressant use during pregnancy and the subsequent risk for autism spectrum disorders among the offspring.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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NHS England 'must monitor waits for autism diagnosis' - BBC News

The amount of time it takes for autism to be diagnosed should be monitored by NHS England and targets set, the National Autistic Society (NAS) says.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago