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Oxytocin activates brain function in autistic kids


May 20th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Oxytocin, often referred to as a love hormone, boosts activity in brain areas of autistic children involving sight, hearing and understanding other people. These are the ... Read more...

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Gambhir is just brilliant: Lee


May 7th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' Australian speedster Brett Lee lauded skipper Gautam Gambhir for leading from the front with strong individual performance."Gambhir is just brilliant. He ... Read more...

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Awareness and empathy can embolden Autistic people (April 2 is World Autism Day)


April 1st, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Whether an unreasonable airline denies them a seat or an inconsiderate doctor refuses to examine them, autistic people have for long faced unnecessary discrimination for ... Read more...

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Autistic kids face bullying thrice over, says study


March 27th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Autistic children are bullied three times more frequently than their healthy siblings, says a new study.The results show that 63 percent of children with Autism Spectrum ... Read more...

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Dancing robot toy sells like hot cakes


November 18th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) A robot toy, which giggles when tickled and which was originally designed to help autistic kids learn to interact, is now selling like hot cakes both ... Read more...

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Now a robot helps autistic kids


March 9th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A robot has caused a major influence in the life of an autistic child. The child was so withdrawn that she even wouldn’t allow other little girls ... Read more...

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Autistic kids lack visual skills essential for independence: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A University of Bristol research has concluded that the ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favourite animal at the zoo is ... Read more...

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Autistic kids ‘have more trouble fueling energy demands of their cells’


December 1st, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has discovered that children suffering from autism face more trouble fueling the energy demands of their cells due to dysfunctional mitochondria.The new findings from UC ... Read more...

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Playing with building blocks of creativity helps autistic kids


November 30th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new research has concluded that playing with building blocks of creativity helps children with autism.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) noted the by building ... Read more...

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New approach finds success in teaching autistic kids


November 20th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Missouri are developing an effective social competence curriculum, with a virtual classroom component, that could help educators meet the demands of autistic kids. ... Read more...

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IQ scores can’t predict academic performances of autistic kids


November 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that many children with autism spectrum disorders are academically more capable than their IQ scores would suggest.In a study by researchers at ... Read more...

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For autistic teens, handwriting problems may continue


November 16th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that handwriting problems among autistic kids are likely to continue into their teenage years.Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute revealed that like ... Read more...

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Autistic kids not good at covering up their lies


October 9th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Kids who have autism will tell white lies to protect other people's feelings, but they are not very good at covering up their lies, says a Queen's University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why yawning is contagious


September 16th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): If somebody yawns it is likely that most of the people nearby will probably do the same - something that we call contagious yawning.Now, a new study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Autistic kids process sound, vision differently than others


August 20th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have found solid evidence that kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) process sensory information such as sound, touch and vision differently than typically developing children.The study by ... Read more...

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Antidepressants taken by autistic kids may have serious side effects


August 8th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): A recent study has found that antidepressants taken by people with autistic spectrum disorders may have serious side-effects especially in children and cannot be recommended based on current ... Read more...

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Mothers of autistic kids pay price in workplace


June 24th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Washington State University Vancouver has shown that mothers of children with autism see their careers disproportionally affected as they confront greater demands ... Read more...

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Shadows distract autistic kids


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A new study by researchers in Italy has revealed that kids with autism see shadows differently from their counterparts.Umberto Castiello, a neuropsychologist at the University of Padua in ... Read more...

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Now, software that decodes emotions over the phone


May 6th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): An Israeli company called eXaudios has developed a new computer program that can not only predict a caller's emotional state over the phone, but may also diagnose a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gastric problems prevalent in autistic kids


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) often face gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as diarrhea and constipation, reveal parents.In a new study by Autism Speaks' Autism Treatment ... Read more...

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Now, iPhone app that helps autistic kids communicate


April 16th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 16(ANI): An iPhone application has been found to be useful in the treatment of children with autism.Lisa Domican created picture-based application called Grace app, to help her 10-year-old son Grace, ... Read more...

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Mum’s sensitivity may help language growth in autistic kids


February 26th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Maternal sensitivity may influence language development among children who go on to develop autism, say scientists.According to researchers at the University of Miami, maternal responsiveness can predict language ... Read more...

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Training videos helpful for parents of autistic kids


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): American researchers have found that parents of children with autism can help their kids more effectively after watching instructional DVDs.It was also seen that this led to improvements ... Read more...

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College-educated parents likely to have autistic kids


January 9th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Highly educated parents are more likely to have autistic kids, finds a new study.While analysing data on about 2.5 million births in California in a five-year period, researchers ... Read more...

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Parent training can help reduce behaviour problems in autistic kids


November 26th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A treatment plan consisting of a combination of medication and a structured training program for parents can help reduce behaviour problems in children with autism and related conditions, ... Read more...

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Study shows autistic kids have slower pupil responses


November 11th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a pupil response test that is 92.5 percent accurate in separating children with autism from those with typical development.In ... Read more...

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Handwriting a struggle for autistic kids


November 10th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Autistic children are more likely to have handwriting problems than those without autism, according to a new study.The study, conducted by researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, compared ... Read more...

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Sets Appeal: Aap Ki Antara


September 8th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IBNS
Mumbai/Kolkata, Sept 8 (IBNS) Lots is happening on and off the sets of Zee Tv’s popular show ‘Aap Ki Antara’. A sneak-peak by India BloomsAbhishek Missing AntaraIn the recent episodes of ... Read more...

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Mothers of autistic kids suffer from higher levels of parenting stress


July 9th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the mothers of autistic children have higher levels of parenting-related stress and psychological distress than the mothers of kids with developmental delay."Both ... Read more...

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Autistic kids learn new behaviours differently than others


July 7th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that when it comes to learning new behaviours, autistic kids rely more on their own internal sense of body position rather than ... Read more...

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Autistics kids should be taught in smaller groups, say experts


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study suggests that children with autism need to be taught in smaller groups."Sensory integration dysfunction has long been speculated to be a core component of autism ... Read more...

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Autistic kids laugh differently than others


June 28th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Children diagnosed with autism produce different laughs than their nonautistic peers, a new study has found.According to a recent paper entitled "Laughter Differs in Children with Autism: An ... Read more...

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New tool key in evaluating language skills in autistic kids


June 11th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Researchers from University of Waterloo have developed a parent questionnaire that will help doctors to accurately gauge language development in children with autism.Language Use Inventory (LUI) is among ... Read more...

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Now, robots that monitor autistic kids emotional state


February 18th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Robot playmates may soon be able to help autistic kids learn the social skills that they naturally lack, courtesy the development of a system that allows a ... Read more...

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Denis Leary apologises for controversial remarks about autistic kids


October 30th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): Actor-turned-author Denis Leary has apologised for making controversial comments about autistic children in his book, which he says were taken out of context by the media. The ... Read more...

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