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Emily Blunt’s OCD fears


June 21st, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actress Emily Blunt, recently diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), says it is becoming an issue and she is worried about the future.The 29-year-old has ... Read more...

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Asperger’s no obstacle for young Kolkata inventor (Feature)


May 14th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Asperger's syndrome has never been a disability for Shashank Agarwal. The 20-year-old has invented a light sensitive alarm to monitor tigers, a vertical-axis windmill that can ... Read more...

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New tool to diagnose autism within minutes


April 12th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new tool that will diagnose autism in young children within mere minutes instead of the hours that it currently takes.Diagnosing autism is ... Read more...

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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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What can sportsmen, OCD patients have in common?


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) What can a patient of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and a sportsman have in common? They share a repetitive yet ritualistic behaviour which relieves anxiety and ... Read more...

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Early treatment can cure compulsive handwashing


April 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Compulsive handwashing, the most conspicuous symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among children, can be cured with early recognition and treatment.OCD in childhood or adolescence often becomes ... Read more...

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High-tech hairnet can speed up Alzheimer’s detection


March 15th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) A revolutionary 'hairnet' that tracks brain waves could speed up the detection of Alzheimer's. Called the Cognition System, the high-tech hairnet is undergoing trials in the ... Read more...

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New approach brings robot pets closer to reality


September 18th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): The day is not far when you would be able to keep a robot pet that can mimic the behaviour of real ones, for researchers in Taiwan have ... Read more...

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Dolphins to treat autistic children in China


July 8th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) A marine amusement park in China has purchased four dolphins, but they are not intended for amusement. The mammals will be use for treating children suffering from autism. Autism ... Read more...

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1 in 10 US teens exhibits symptom of problem gambling


October 24th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): One in 10 adolescent boys exhibits a symptom of conduct disorder as well as a symptom of risky or problem gambling, according to a new U.S. study.The study, ... Read more...

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Antidepressants ineffective against obsessive traits in kids with autism spectrum disorder


June 2nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the commonly prescribed antidepressant citalopram is ineffective in treating obsessive features of autism spectrum disorder in children-such as the spinning, rocking, and ... Read more...

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John Travolta to be quizzed over dead sons drug ban


January 6th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 6 (ANI): John Travolta, who recently lost his son Jett following a seizure, will reportedly be quizzed over the 16-year-olds medication.The Pulp Fiction actor and his wife Kelly Preston ... Read more...

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Travoltas son could have been saved avoiding Scientologys anti-medicine theories, says activist


January 5th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
New York, January 5 (ANI): An autism activist says that John Travoltas chronically ill son Jetts death, who is believed to have died after hitting his head on a bathtub following ... Read more...

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”Autistic” mice may help study genetics of the disorder


August 27th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers have found all the signs of autism in a strain of noisy laboratory mice that are used to diagnose human beings, a finding that may help ... Read more...

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Video game addicts traits similar to Asperger’s syndrome patients


April 23rd, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Bolton in England has revealed that video game addicts exhibit the same personality traits as people with a ... Read more...

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