Day: July 6, 2017

Spectrumnews.org: Twin tots reveal autism traits arise mostly from genes

Spectrumnews.org: Twin tots reveal autism traits arise mostly from genes

Sibling similarities: If one identical twin shows repetitive behaviors or resistance to change, the other twin is also likely to do so.

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Genes are bigger contributors to autism features than are environmental factors, according to a study of nearly 39,000 twins1.

Autism traits such as repetitive behaviors or

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Nih.gov: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Nih.gov: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns. NICHD is one of many federal agencies and NIH Institutes working to understand ASD. NICHD supports and conducts research on what causes autism, how best to detect signs of autism, how best

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Daily-sun.com: Saima made WHO goodwill ambassador for autism

Daily-sun.com: Saima made WHO goodwill ambassador for autism

Saima Wazed Hossain, Chairperson of Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism and Neuro-developmental Disorders, has been made the Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for autism in South-East Asia Region.

Terming Saima a globally renowned champion for the cause of autism spectrum disorder, WHO in a statement on Thursday

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Dhakatribune.com: WHO appoints Saima Hossain as South-East Asia goodwill ambassador for autism

Dhakatribune.com: WHO appoints Saima Hossain as South-East Asia goodwill ambassador for autism

Saima Wazed Hossain has been appointed as the WHO goodwill ambassador for autism in South-East Asia, says a press release published on Thursday.

Regional director for WHO South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, lauded Saima’s “passionate and persistent efforts for addressing autism”.

He also acknowledged her “significant contributions towards creating awareness

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News-medical.net: Dmrta2 gene mutation can lead to abnormal brain development in unborn babies

News-medical.net: Dmrta2 gene mutation can lead to abnormal brain development in unborn babies

July 6, 2017

Link between Dmrta2 gene and rare nervous system disorder

Researchers from Cardiff University and Université Libre de Bruxelles have identified how the function of a key gene significantly impacts nerve stem cell growth, and how it can lead to abnormal brain development in unborn babies if the

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Philly.com: Philly pediatrician: For kids with autism, harm of losing Medicaid is lifelong

Philly.com: Philly pediatrician: For kids with autism, harm of losing Medicaid is lifelong

I met my patient, a 4 year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder, hydrocephalus, and a genetic syndrome, two years ago. He had recently moved to Philadelphia and was seeking care in the department of developmental-behavioral pediatrics, where I am completing a fellowship. Marcus, as I’ll call him here, had aggressive

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Bdnews24.com: WHO South-East Asia Region appoints autism champion Saima Hossain goodwill ambassador

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Ljworld.com: Opportunity to officiate Eudora youth soccer helps autistic teen gain confidence

Jimmy Kegin says his decision to hire Braeden Herron as a youth league soccer referee was no big deal.

“I didn’t even think twice about it,” said the assistant director of the Eudora Parks and Recreation Department.

Braeden’s mother, Gretchen Herron, disagrees with Kegin’s assessment. His decision to hire her

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Portnews.com.au: Brittany Carter will race in the City2Surf to raise money and awareness for autism

Not defining: Flynn is a loving, happy boy and mum, Brittany, says his autism diagnosis does not define him. Photo: Matt Attard

CHILDREN with autism are often misunderstood. The stigma surrounding the condition is something single mother Brittany Carter wants to eliminate.

Her two year old son, Flynn, has Autism

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- Phoenix: Dawn Command – “What kills you makes you stronger.”

I’m looking for players for a game of Phoenix: Dawn Command in Langley, BC!

Do you like imaginative fantasy and exciting new RPGs? Do you want to try a novel game with no character sheets, no dice, and no experience point system, in which the only way to level up is to die? Me too!

If you’re a respectful human being who is local and would feel at home at an inclusive gaming table, you can

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Openminds.com: Risperidone & Aripiprazole Effectively Reduce Challenging Behaviors Among Children With Autism

Openminds.com: Risperidone & Aripiprazole Effectively Reduce Challenging Behaviors Among Children With Autism

Risperidone & Aripiprazole Effectively Reduce Challenging Behaviors Among Children With Autism

News Report | July 5, 2017

Children diagnosed with autism who displayed challenging behaviors experienced short-term behavior improvement after taking risperidone and aripiprazole. The evidence base is strong that the medications reduce the challenging behaviors in the short term

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