developmental disabilities

Premature infants more likely to suffer from autism


October 17th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Premature infants are five times more likely to suffer from autism than children born at normal weights, scientists say. Children born between September 1984 and ... Read more...

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Dhaka meet pledges action against autism


July 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) A global two-day conference on autism here Monday pledged to take coordinated actions against the developmental disorder in children, a media report said.Visiting chairperson of ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi lauds Dhaka’s efforts to combat terror (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) who is here to attend a conference on autism, during a meeting with Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Sonia in Dhaka for conference on autism


July 25th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), is here to attend the inaugural session of a two-day conference on autism.Gandhi is Monday ... Read more...

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Smoking during pregnancy may cause heart defects in infants


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Children born to pregnant women who have been smoking in the first three months of their pregnancy may suffer from heart defects, a study has found.The study conducted ... Read more...

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DNA tests may also inadvertently reveal incest


February 11th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Baylor College of Medicine researchers using DNA microarrays to identify developmental disabilities or congenital anomalies in kids unexpectedly found that some have been conceived through incest.This has raised ... Read more...

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‘New law should ensure social security for mentally-challenged’


September 2nd, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 2 (IANS) The new disability law should ensure social security cover for the mentally-challenged in the country, the apex federation representing the parents of persons with mental retardation demanded here ... Read more...

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Jennifer Aniston Faces Rage For Using R Word


August 21st, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "The Good Girl" actress Jennifer Aniston was promoting her movie "The Switch" on American chat show "Live With Regis and Kelly". The former "Friends" actress did ... Read more...

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Jenny McCarthy closes down her school for autistic children


April 14th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Apr 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jenny McCarthy split from her boyfriend Jim Carrey a few days back. And now she has announced that she is even closing down her school for ... Read more...

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Jenny McCarthy shuts school for autistic children


April 10th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10(ANI): Actress Jenny McCarthy has decided to close her school, Teach2Talk Academy, for autistic children.The beauty's son Evan was diagnosed with autism in 2005 when he was two years ... Read more...

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Genes linked to preterm birth risk identified


February 5th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified certain genetic variants in mothers and foetuses that appear to play a vital role in premature labour.The variants were found in genes involved in ... Read more...

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Bone implant raises hopes for kids with skull deformities


November 20th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have found that a synthetic bone matrix could offer hope for babies born with craniosynostosis- a condition that causes the plates in the ... Read more...

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Eva Longoria honoured for charity work


November 18th, 2009 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Hollywood actress Eva Longoria Parker has been honoured for her tireless charity work. The "Desperate Housewives" star is the national spokesperson for Padres Contra El Cancer (Parents Against Cancer), ... Read more...

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Eva Longoria honoured for tireless children’s charity work


November 17th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 17 (ANI): Eva Longoria Parker has been named Hollywood Reporter's Philanthropist of the Year for her vigorous children's charity work.Apart from being the national spokesperson for Padres Contra El Cancer ... Read more...

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Pet therapy makes way for less painful recovery


November 17th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has shown that adults recovering from total joint-replacement surgery require 50 percent less pain medication when they use pet therapy.The study found that animal-assisted therapy ... Read more...

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Pets can help patients minimise medication


November 17th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The presence of pets can help adult patients -- particularly those recovering from total joint-replacement surgery -- minimise medication, according to a new study. "Evidence suggests that animal-assisted therapy ... Read more...

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Parents Of 16 Kids Found Dead


July 11th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by GD
In an unfortunate incident, a couple has been killed in their home in west of Pensacola, Florida who were known to have been raising 16 children. It has been reported that on ... Read more...

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Tobacco use particularly hits people with developmental or intellectual disabilities severely


June 6th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): An extensive review of previously reported studies suggests that the consequences of tobacco use and dependence for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities can be especially severe."This ... Read more...

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Taking folic acid supplements may help reduce premature birth risk


May 12th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that taking folic acid supplements for at least a year before conception may help reduce the risk of premature birth.Babies born prematurely ... Read more...

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Disability groups boycott Ben Stiller’s spoof


August 13th, 2008 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
DPA Los Angeles, Aug 13 (DPA) Critics are calling Ben Stiller's new movie a hilarious spoof of Hollywood's egotism, but a coalition of disability groups is not amused. The coalition has objected to ... Read more...

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Further evidence of genetic link to autism found


July 16th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): American researchers have found evidence that further explains a genetic link to autism. The researchers have revealed that parents of autistic children evaluate facial expressions similar to their ... Read more...

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