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Study links mothers' use of paracetamol during pregnancy to ADHD, autism in kids(File Photo)

Study links mothers' use of paracetamol during pregnancy to ADHD, autism in kids

ANI |
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 09:15 PM IST
An epidemiological study of more than 70,000 children in six European cohorts has linked symptoms of ADHD and autism spectrum conditions (ASC) to the mothers' use of paracetamol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy.
In an effort to close this disparity, a researcher at the University of Missouri recently created fitness picture books that help youth with autism exercise more frequently.(Unsplash)
In an effort to close this disparity, a researcher at the University of Missouri recently created fitness picture books that help youth with autism exercise more frequently.(Unsplash)

Physical activity in youth with autism can be boosted by picture books

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:50 PM IST
The findings of recent research have suggested that people with developmental disabilities don't exercise as often as their typically developed peers.
People with certain genetic conditions are likely to have significant symptoms of autism, even if they do not meet all diagnostic criteria, the study concludes.(Unsplash)
People with certain genetic conditions are likely to have significant symptoms of autism, even if they do not meet all diagnostic criteria, the study concludes.(Unsplash)

Clinical criteria for diagnosing autism inadequate for people with genetic conditions: Study

Cardiff [Wales] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 12:19 PM IST
The findings of a novel study suggests that more than half of individuals with one of four genetic conditions had significant autistic symptoms, despite not qualifying for a formal diagnosis.
Autism study suggests connection between repetitive behaviours, gut problems(Twitter/curiositygrows1)
Autism study suggests connection between repetitive behaviours, gut problems(Twitter/curiositygrows1)

Autism may cause severe constipation, stomach pain and other gut difficulties: Study

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Children with autism spectrum disorder are more likely than their typically developing peers to experience a range of gastrointestinal abnormalities including chronic diarrhoea, constipation, food sensitivities and abdominal pain suggests new study
The findings from Duke Health researchers, appearing in the journal Scientific Reports, provide evidence that health care utilisation patterns in a baby’s first year can be gleaned from electronic medical records.(Unsplash)
The findings from Duke Health researchers, appearing in the journal Scientific Reports, provide evidence that health care utilisation patterns in a baby’s first year can be gleaned from electronic medical records.(Unsplash)

Children with autism, ADHD have more doctor, hospital visits during infancy: Study

Durham [UK] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 08:05 PM IST
Children who are later diagnosed with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder visit doctors and hospitals more often in their first year of life than non-affected children.
The study results point to questions such as -- how do lipid alterations drive neurodevelopmental dysfunction and could normalising lipid metabolism affect disease outcomes? (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The study results point to questions such as -- how do lipid alterations drive neurodevelopmental dysfunction and could normalising lipid metabolism affect disease outcomes? (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Autism and cholesterol might be linked, research finds

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 03:13 PM IST
The team of researchers identified the shared molecular roots between lipid dysfunction and autism through DNA analysis of brain samples--findings that they then confirmed by examining medical records of individuals with autism.
Pets may help relieve stress for both children with autism and their parents.(Unsplash)
Pets may help relieve stress for both children with autism and their parents.(Unsplash)

Pets may help relieve stress for both children with autism and their parents

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 12:52 PM IST
Some of the core challenges that children with autism face include anxiety and difficulty communicating.
According to the study, published in the International Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities, emotional burnout was more likely in families who had a child with low-functioning autism spectrum disorder and simultaneous conditions.(Unsplash)
According to the study, published in the International Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities, emotional burnout was more likely in families who had a child with low-functioning autism spectrum disorder and simultaneous conditions.(Unsplash)

Families of children with autism face mental, physical burdens

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New York
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Families of children with autism - a developmental disorder which impairs the ability to communicate and interact - face high physical and emotional burdens, and are sometimes even accused of child abuse, a study says.
The study has found that there is substantial variation across states and regions, for instance, the per capita supply of certified ABA providers is substantially higher in the Northeast than in any other region. The study was published in the journal Psychiatric Services.(Shutterstock)
The study has found that there is substantial variation across states and regions, for instance, the per capita supply of certified ABA providers is substantially higher in the Northeast than in any other region. The study was published in the journal Psychiatric Services.(Shutterstock)

Study finds shortage of therapists to treat children with autism

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 05:49 PM IST
A recent study has unveiled a shocking truth about the insufficient supply of certified applied behaviour analysis (ABA) providers to meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in nearly every state.
Allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain development that the decrease in the supply can cause Autism.(UNSPLASH)
Allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain development that the decrease in the supply can cause Autism.(UNSPLASH)

Decreased hormone production during pregnancy linked to risk of Autism spectrum disorder

Washington D.C [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain development that the decrease in the supply can cause Autism.
Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, during pregnancy were 53 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.(Unsplash)
Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, during pregnancy were 53 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.(Unsplash)

Morning sickness can lead to autism risk in kids. Here’s how

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, during pregnancy were 53 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
If this trend holds, the objective difference between people with autism and the general population will disappear in less than 10 years, and blur the actual meaning of autism.(Unsplash)
If this trend holds, the objective difference between people with autism and the general population will disappear in less than 10 years, and blur the actual meaning of autism.(Unsplash)

Measurable difference between people with autism and people without it has decreased: Study

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 03:01 PM IST
If this trend holds, the objective difference between people with autism and the general population will disappear in less than 10 years, and blur the actual meaning of autism.
The 19-year-old Pranav Bakhshi is now with a leading Delhi-based modelling agency called Ninjas Model Management.
The 19-year-old Pranav Bakhshi is now with a leading Delhi-based modelling agency called Ninjas Model Management.

Meet India’s first male model with autism

Hindustan Times | By Akshay Kaushal
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 06:01 PM IST
Pranav Bakhshi calls autism his superpower and is determined to live his life on his own terms and is now living his modelling dreams.
(From left) Vidita Vaidya, TIFR, Ashok Vaidya, Kasturba Health Society, Sashaina Fanibunda, TIFR and KHS and Ullas Kolthur-Seetharam, TIFR(HT)
(From left) Vidita Vaidya, TIFR, Ashok Vaidya, Kasturba Health Society, Sashaina Fanibunda, TIFR and KHS and Ullas Kolthur-Seetharam, TIFR(HT)

Longevity protein, brain chemical combo may help treat Alzheimer’s, autism

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 01:19 AM IST
A study by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research will help pave the way for novel therapeutic strategies
Autism impairs development, communication skill, social interaction and is difficult to diagnose before 24 months of age.(HT photo)
Autism impairs development, communication skill, social interaction and is difficult to diagnose before 24 months of age.(HT photo)

Gurugram offers therapy and hope to small town families with autistic kids

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 11:26 AM IST
Private city clinics providing early intervention therapy help kids with autism spectrum disorder, which has no cure, live a better life by managing symptoms
The researchers used a virtual reality game, Robo Recall, to create a natural setting in which to encourage re-calibration of time perception.(Shutterstock)
The researchers used a virtual reality game, Robo Recall, to create a natural setting in which to encourage re-calibration of time perception.(Shutterstock)

Virtual reality may help treat autism, Parkinson’s

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Toronto
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 11:25 AM IST
The technology, described in the journal Scientific Reports, could help the patients shift their perceptions of time, which their conditions lead them to perceive differently.
The study, which followed all Danish children born between 1999 and 2010 until 2013, compared the number of vaccinated and unvaccinated kids who were diagnosed with autism, and found no difference.(Shutterstock)
The study, which followed all Danish children born between 1999 and 2010 until 2013, compared the number of vaccinated and unvaccinated kids who were diagnosed with autism, and found no difference.(Shutterstock)

Large study again confirms MMR vaccine doesn’t cause autism

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 01:48 PM IST
The authors, from the Statens Serum Institut, the University of Copenhagen and Stand University School of Medicine, point out that their study comes to the same conclusion as a 2002 study that followed 537,000 Danish children.
Here’s how drum therapy can help.(Unsplash)
Here’s how drum therapy can help.(Unsplash)

Parents, here’s how drum therapy can help children with autism

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 03:10 PM IST
The project, led by the University of Chichester and University Centre Hartpury, showed drumming for just an hour a week improved students’ ability to follow instructions and interact with peers.
Here’s how depression is linked with autism.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how depression is linked with autism.(Shutterstock)

Mental health problems like depression in young adults associated with autism

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:05 AM IST
Mental health problems, including depression, are considered common in people with ASD. Understanding depression in people with ASD is important because it can further reduce social function.
Here’s how your PCOS could affect your newborn.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how your PCOS could affect your newborn.(Shutterstock)

PCOS in pregnant women can increase risk of autism in newborn babies

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 11:15 AM IST
If the mother had higher levels of testosterone than usual, as is the case in women with PCOS, then some of the hormone might cross the placenta during pregnancy, exposing her unborn baby to more of this hormone, and changing the baby’s brain development.
This study raises the possibility that a good step to prevent autism would be to modify an expectant mother’s diet or take custom probiotics.(Shutterstock)
This study raises the possibility that a good step to prevent autism would be to modify an expectant mother’s diet or take custom probiotics.(Shutterstock)

Mother’s diet can influence gut health and child’s risk of autism

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 11:33 AM IST
Cause of autism: Scientists have found that the risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside women during pregnancy. It raises the possibility that eating probiotics or altering diet could prevent the neuro-developmental disorder.
Although vaccines are one of the most effective defences against some infections, many vaccines are still viewed negatively by a minority of parents.(Shutterstock)
Although vaccines are one of the most effective defences against some infections, many vaccines are still viewed negatively by a minority of parents.(Shutterstock)

Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Reading information about vaccines online? It may be based on older scientific studies and could be biased towards anti-vaccination sentiments.
There may be a link between food allergy and autism.(Shutterstock)
There may be a link between food allergy and autism.(Shutterstock)

Children with autism are prone to food allergies, here’s why

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 04:38 PM IST
A new study shows that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are more than twice as likely to suffer from food allergy than children who do not have it.
Autistic people can’t detect lies.(Shutterstock)
Autistic people can’t detect lies.(Shutterstock)

Autistic people can’t recognise a lie, can get easily manipulated

Press Trust of India, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 01:51 PM IST
This inability to distinguish truth from lie can make them victims of manipulation.
Actors from different age groups rehearse for Feisal Alkazi’s new play The Gathered Leaves, written by British playwright Andrew Keatley.
Actors from different age groups rehearse for Feisal Alkazi’s new play The Gathered Leaves, written by British playwright Andrew Keatley.

Feisal Alkazi presents The Gathered Leaves, an Indianised version of a British play

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 05:12 PM IST
In a family that hasn’t met in 17 years, there could be many issues. This play by Andrew Keatley, directed by Delhi-based Feisal Alkazi, shows what happens when these issues come to the fore.
Mumbai, India - April 8, 2018: Participants at Caus-a-thon organised by Khushi Pediatric Therapy Centre to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder at Bandra in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - April 8, 2018: Participants at Caus-a-thon organised by Khushi Pediatric Therapy Centre to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder at Bandra in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai runs to raise awareness and change mindset on autism

Hindustan Times | By Sukanya Datta, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 12:20 AM IST
The stretch along the sea from Taj Land’s End to Carter Road was bubbling with energy for the 10-km and 1-km runs
Autism is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.(Shutterstock)
Autism is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.(Shutterstock)

World Autism Awareness Day: Social acceptance helps reduce impact of autism in kids

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 08:45 AM IST
The biggest issue with autism still remains at the grassroots level, say experts. Children diagnosed with autism need social acceptance to lessen the impact of the disorder.
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