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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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Hand movements may give clues to ADHD severity


February 15th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Two studies have found markers for measuring the ability of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to control impulsive movements, which may reveal insights into the neurobiology ... Read more...

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Unexpected biological pathway in glaucoma discovered


January 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new and unexpected biological pathway that apparently contributes to the development of glaucoma and its resulting vision loss.Prior research has suggested that the optic ... Read more...

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Targeted intervention improves social skills in toddlers with autism


December 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that targeting the core social deficits of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in early intervention programs yielded sustained improvements in social and communication ... 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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Infant fixing gaze could be early signal of autism


September 3rd, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Infants fixing their gaze on a particular object for a long time could be an early indication of developing autism, say researchers. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability and ... Read more...

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Infant’s gaze may be early indicator of autism


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): An infant's gaze may be an early, although subtle, marker for autism, says a new study.Researchers at Kennedy Krieger, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Delaware, ... Read more...

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Autism does not ruin parents’ marriage: Study


May 20th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Autism does not ruin relationships, says a new study, challenging the popular perception that an autistic child wrecks 80 percent of marriages as a heavy burden is imposed ... Read more...

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Having a child with autism doesn’t put stress on parents’ marriage: Study


May 20th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new study has debunked the myth that having a child with autism can put stress on the parents' marriage.The study by researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute in ... Read more...

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Differences in brain’s language circuits linked to dyslexia


May 11th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Despite getting an appropriate education and demonstrating intellectual ability in other areas, kids children with dyslexia often struggle with reading, writing, and spelling. Now, scientists have found the ... 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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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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New technique unveils brain abnormalities that may play key role in ADHD


November 18th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Using a new analysis tool, scientists - for the first time - have revealed shape differences in the brains of kids Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which could ... Read more...

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder more likely to affect movement in boys


November 4th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been found to negatively affect movement in boys more than it does in girls, according to a new study.ADHD is one ... Read more...

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