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Autistic children didn't benefit from experimental hormone therapy thought to promote sociability
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Autistic children didn't benefit from experimental hormone therapy thought to promote sociability

The US government-funded study used a synthetic form of oxytocin, a hormone made in the brain that stimulates uterus contractions and helps mothers bond with their newborns.

Apple researching ways to use iPhone camera to detect childhood autism: Report
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Apple researching ways to use iPhone camera to detect childhood autism: Report

It is suggested that the technology will be able to track a kid's face and observe different facial behaviours by the child to detect the early stages of the condition.

In Boomika, the continuing misrepresentation of special abilities in Indian cinema
Entertainment

In Boomika, the continuing misrepresentation of special abilities in Indian cinema

The ghost in Boomika is told to have autism but her involuntary movements, exaggerated facial expressions, repetitive tick of the head, and floppy body posture resemble those that have cerebral palsy, also a group of nervous disorders.

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis on Instagram
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Prison Break star Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis on Instagram

Wentworth Miller says he'll be 're-examining 5 decades of lived experience' through a new lens.

How COVID-19 lockdowns could hamper development of children's emotional, social cognition
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How COVID-19 lockdowns could hamper development of children's emotional, social cognition

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, many opportunities for social learning have been lost. How will this affect children’s development – and what can we do about it?

New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be
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New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a range of conditions characterised by developmental delays and disability, difficulty in social interactions and repetitive speech and behaviours

Sia defends debut film Music against criticism over not casting autistic actor in lead role
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Sia defends debut film Music against criticism over not casting autistic actor in lead role

In response to Twitterati calling lead actor Maddie Ziegler's portrayal of autism "offensive” and “inaccurate" in Music, Sia insisted she did three years of research before making the film

Musical training in childhood likely to improve memory and attention, aid treatment of neurological disorders, find studies
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Musical training in childhood likely to improve memory and attention, aid treatment of neurological disorders, find studies

One of the studies indicated that just 15 months of musical training in early childhood can improve musically relevant motor and auditory skills, owing to training-induced structural changes in the brain

Autistic Pride Day 2020: How autism is different from ADHD, and why understanding that is crucial for effective therapy
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Autistic Pride Day 2020: How autism is different from ADHD, and why understanding that is crucial for effective therapy

Ahead of Autistic Pride Day (18 June), lets us take a closer look at various aspects of ADHD and autism among children and understand why it is important to differentiate between the two at an early stage

Gut mucus has an intrinsic relation with neurological diseases caused by bacterial imbalance, finds study
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Gut mucus has an intrinsic relation with neurological diseases caused by bacterial imbalance, finds study

Researchers have shown changes to intestinal mucus affect the balance of gut bacteria but no-one made the connection between gut mucus and the brain.

Arsenal Women fined £50,000 by Football Association after being found guilty of discrimination against former youth team coach
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Arsenal Women fined £50,000 by Football Association after being found guilty of discrimination against former youth team coach

Arsenal Women FC have been fined £50,000 ($61,100) by the Football Association after being found guilty of discrimination against a former youth team coach in 2014.

World Autism Awareness Day 2020: Significance, history and important facts
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World Autism Awareness Day 2020: Significance, history and important facts

On 2 April every year, World Autism Awareness Day is observed to recognise and celebrate persons with autism.

World Autism Awareness Day 2020: Why 'acceptance' must be prioritised over initiatives like 'light it up blue'
Opinion

World Autism Awareness Day 2020: Why 'acceptance' must be prioritised over initiatives like 'light it up blue'

World over, autistic people have challenged the normative idea of “lighting it up blue” with its harmful connotations, and sought a shift from ‘awareness’ to ‘acceptance’, celebrating April as #AutismAcceptanceMonth.

Malena Ernman's account of daughter Greta Thunberg's Asperger's diagnosis offers vital insight into caregiving relationships
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Malena Ernman's account of daughter Greta Thunberg's Asperger's diagnosis offers vital insight into caregiving relationships

Malena Ernman’s narrative of her daughter Greta Thunberg’s condition, as well as how their family coped with it, reveals certain nuances about what is called the “caregiving burden” or “caregiving stress” in the mental health sciences.

Virtual Reality: How the tech is helping kids with autism to become familiar with the real world scenarios
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Virtual Reality: How the tech is helping kids with autism to become familiar with the real world scenarios

The VR scenarios introduce children to situations like visiting a shopping mall or getting on an aircraft.

Gut-brain connection confirmed in people with autism for the first time in study
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Gut-brain connection confirmed in people with autism for the first time in study

The common link was found to be in a set of neurons that are common to both the brain and the gut.

Measles make worldwide comeback, misinformed US parents think vaccine causes autism
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Measles make worldwide comeback, misinformed US parents think vaccine causes autism

"No country can afford to be complacent about immunisation," says WHO at an event to boost confidence in vaccines.

Men have a biological clock too — and their's starts ticking in their late 30s
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Men have a biological clock too — and their's starts ticking in their late 30s

Men who wait till their late 30s to have kids risk fathering kids with autism & schizophrenia.

World Autism Awareness Day 2019 today: Stigmatisation, lack of awareness still remain leading challenges
India

World Autism Awareness Day 2019 today: Stigmatisation, lack of awareness still remain leading challenges

On the night of 2 April, don't be startled to see the world up blue because the international community joins in every year this day to celebrate the World Autism Day by lighting up hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world, with blue lights.

World Autism Day: Early detection, screening can make all the difference in kids
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World Autism Day: Early detection, screening can make all the difference in kids

Autism adversely affects a person's perception, communication with others and socializing ability.