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Link between paracetamol use during pregnancy and autism dismissed

James Cusack, director of science at autism charity, Autistica, went against a previously released study and said that there is no strong association between the use of paracetamol during pregnancy and presence of autism in children. Moms-to-be, you don’t … …read more

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Autism training day to be held

An autism expert will be the guest speaker at a training day in Maryport. Lynne Moxon, a consultant psychologist and senior lecturer at Northumbria University, is the guest of the Owl Blue Children’s Charity at the July 21 event. The event, 9.30am to 3pm … …read more

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In Graphics: Paracetamol in pregnancy may up autism

Taking common painkillers during pregnancy more often is likely to raise the risk of autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, especially boys, new research warns. For latest breaking news, other top stories log on to: http … …read more

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Link between paracetamol, autism risk dismissed

Washington D.C, Jul 3 (ANI): The cause for Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown and now, a new study has shed light on the possible triggers of early Alzheimer’s disease, linking it to cerebrovascular disease. Washington D.C, Jul 2 (ANI): A team of … …read more

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Call for more autism training for NHS medical staff

The Westminster Commission on Autism called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to remind clinical commissioning groups of obligations to ensure staff have the skills to support autistic people. An estimated 700,000 people live with the condition in the UK and … …read more

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Call for more autism training for NHS staff

Study says the 700,000 people in UK living with autism should be guaranteed awareness in the health service The NHS should train medical professionals to support people with autism so that patients do not feel they get inadequate treatment, an inquiry has … …read more

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Dollywood Becomes A More Autism-Friendly Theme Park

Dollywood has become the very first theme park to provide a safe place for children with autism or sensory disorders to go when they need to calm down and take a break from sensory overload so they can continue to enjoy the amusement park with the rest of … …read more

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Upper Canada Village catering to visitors with autism

Upper Canada Village is launching ASD Sensory Friendly Sunday mornings in July and August for visitors on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing difficulties. CORNWALL, Ontario – Upper Canada Village is launching ASD Sensory Friendly Sunday … …read more

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NJ woman with autism offers 50 life lessons

Jennifer Rose is a promising writer with a great eye and a keen sense of humor. She is not, though, simply a promising autistic writer with a great eye and a keen sense of humor. Rose, of Morristown, has written this slim book of life lessons in the form … …read more

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Autism, Alzheimer’s screening schemes to be initiated in Iran

Alzheimer’s disease as an emerging affliction of the aging population [is now a matter of concern for the country], Hossein Nahvinejad noted, adding, according to the global estimates there are some 10,000 cases of autism in the country which are mostly … …read more

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Scientists develop genetic test to predict autism

This boy suffers from autism and muscular dystrophy. CANBERRA – Australian scientists have developed a genetic test to predict autism spectrum disorder in children, which could provide a long-sought way for early detection and intervention, according to a … …read more

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Paracetamol during pregnancy linked to autism

Just one dose could significantly raise the risk of brain-related health problems, they said. Official guidelines say paracetamol should be taken only if necessary in pregnancy and for the shortest possible time. However recent studies have linked it to … …read more

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Autism Network to present sensory-friendly film screening

The Owensboro Autism Network, a local nonprofit that seeks to support and serve individuals (and their families) who fall within the autism spectrum, is hosting a sensory-friendly movie viewing experience this month. Families with autistic children are … …read more

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