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…
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.
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.
Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
Imeh, an Aspergian, logged on to a social media platform and saw a disturbing photograph of a body part eaten up by bacterial infection. He instantly experienced a cold sensation, body itching and a headache.
Autism and Asperger’s syndrome
If there is one thing Ose knows for a fact, it is that human beings are extremely tough to be around. But this great truth is not known to everyone, including Ehi, his older cousin.
MRIs predict which high-risk babies will develop autism
The study, published in Nature, is the first to show it is possible to identify which infants — among those with older siblings with autism — will be diagnosed with autism at 24 months of age.