Autism is not spiritual, could lead to mental disorder, says expert
A speech therapist Akintade Ebenezer has warned parents, guardians and caregivers on the dangers of attributing autism in a child as a 'spiritual attack'. Autism is a developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour. Ebenezer, who has…
Seeing Autism Through The Eyes Of Goretti Retti
Goretti E.Retti is the author of My Box of Chocolates: How My Autistic Child Learned to Read, Write and More. Her book focuses on the challenges, joys and unexpected miracles of raising her autistic daughter Teresa, from teaching her how to speak to applauding her as she won a cursive prize Goretti E. Rerri…
Amy Schumer Reveals Why Her 'Husband's Brain Is A Little Different'
Actress and comedian, Amy Schumer recently shared some personal information about her husband Chris Fischer. In her upcoming Netflix special, Amy Schumer: Growing — which begins streaming on Netflix this week — the 37-year-old comedian reveals that her husband, is battling Autism. “I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine,” she…
‘Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine does not cause autism’
A nationwide cohort study of all children born in Denmark to Danish-born mothers between 1999 through 2010 concluded that the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of autism,....
Zinc deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism in babies
Babies who don't get enough zinc while in the womb may be more likely to develop autism, a new study claims.
Improving autism management in Nigeria
Every year, thousands of children are born with autism in Nigeria. These children with autism are not diagnosed and managed on time; hence their family and society see them as burden. Due to the inability of the parents and most health workers to detect children with autism early, they (children) suffer great health loss; some…
Drumming helps children with autism
Drumming to rock music for 60 minutes each week could help children with autism, a study suggests.Scientists found youngsters on the spectrum were better able to interact with their peers at school after taking part in the sessions.
Autism traits may be edited out in future using new techniques
Repetitive actions, which are common in children with autism could be stopped by changing the way the brain works, research shows.
Why some children of mothers with diabetes have autism, researchers find
A new study published in JAMA found that the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was increased in children of mothers with the three main types of diabetes that complicate pregnancy, findings that add new information on type 1 diabetes and extend what is already known about type 2 and gestational diabetes.
Expert decries absence of policy to tackle autism
The absence of policy that is specifically aimed at providing care for victims of autism is responsible for the state of confusion parents of autism patients find themselves...
Exposure to heavy metals increases risk of autism
While it is not yet known what causes autism, researchers believe that a complex interaction between environmental factors and genetics is responsible for the condition.