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Medindia.net: Drumming Helps Children With Autism Learn Better in School

Medindia.net: Drumming Helps Children With Autism Learn Better in School

Drumming for 60 minutes a week can help children with autism learn better at school, reveals a new scientific study.

The project, led by the University of Chichester and University Centre Hartpury, showed students’ ability to follow their teachers’ instructions improved significantly and enhanced their social interactions between peers and members

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Medindia.net: Family Genetic History is Important to Understand Autism Progression: Study

Medindia.net: Family Genetic History is Important to Understand Autism Progression: Study

Family genetic background is important for understanding autism progression, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal Genetics in Medicine.

The total amount of rare mutations (permanent alteration) to the DNA sequence in a person genome can reveal why people with a disease-associated mutation can

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Medindia.net: Microbial Activity in the Mouth May Help Identify Autism in Children

Medindia.net: Microbial Activity in the Mouth May Help Identify Autism in Children

Bacteria living in the mouth can help identify children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal Autism Research.

New research suggests that shifts in the bacteria within a child’s mouth could provide objective biomarkers for identifying autism spectrum disorder.

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Medindia.net: Virtual Training Can be Given to Primary Care Doctors to Diagnose Autism Early

Medindia.net: Virtual Training Can be Given to Primary Care Doctors to Diagnose Autism Early

ECHO Autism- Telehealth program help the primary care doctors diagnose autism early through their hands-on training and virtual discussions, finds a new study. With the help of this program, diagnostic wait times for young children can be avoided. The findings of this study are published in the Journal of Autism

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Medindia.net: Tdap Vaccination during Pregnancy May Not Increase Autism Risk in Children

Medindia.net: Tdap Vaccination during Pregnancy May Not Increase Autism Risk in Children

Tdap vaccination for pregnant women may not increase autism risk in children, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal Pediatrics.

A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis)

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Medindia.net: Google Glass to Help Children With Autism Read Facial Expressions

Medindia.net: Google Glass to Help Children With Autism Read Facial Expressions

Autistic children can now use a smartphone app paired with Google Glass to improve their social skills, finds a new study. It will help them understand the emotions conveyed in people’s facial expressions. Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

However, the therapy, named

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Medindia.net: Mothers With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Increase Risk of Autism in Newborns

Medindia.net: Mothers With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Increase Risk of Autism in Newborns

Maternal polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may increase the risk of autism in children when compared to other women without PCOS, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

PCOS affects about one in ten women and is caused by elevated levels of the hormone

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Medindia.net: Google Glass-based Technology May Help People with Autism in India

Medindia.net: Google Glass-based Technology May Help People with Autism in India

Google Glass-based technology can empower autistic people in India, suggest experts.

Google Glass — an eye-wearable device that made headlines in 2015 but failed in the consumer technology space — has now rekindled the hopes of millions of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) globally, including in India. Although no official

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Medindia.net: Mother's Gut Health during Pregnancy May Determine Autism Risk in Children

Medindia.net: Mother's Gut Health during Pregnancy May Determine Autism Risk in Children

Mother’s gut health during pregnancy determines the risk of developing autism, reports a new study.

The mother’s microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, determines the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her offspring, new research from the UVA School of Medicine shows. The microbiome can

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Medindia.net: Children With Autism may Have Less Complex Brain Structure

Medindia.net: Children With Autism may Have Less Complex Brain Structure

Autistic boys who are young may have reduced structural complexity in the right cerebellar cortex of their brain, finds a new study. This area of the brain is normally concerned with indirect learning. These macro-level structural differences may help us increase our understanding of ASD individuals. The findings of this

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Medindia.net: Reading Neuronal 'Barcodes' Can Help Treat Brain Disorders Like Autism

Medindia.net: Reading Neuronal 'Barcodes' Can Help Treat Brain Disorders Like Autism

Neuroscientists have explained a molecular code that determines the shape, location and function of connections between individual neurons. Brain disorders like autism and schizophrenia could be better understood and treated with these findings.

The brain is an enormously complex organ. Understanding how billions of brain cells succeed in making precise connections

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Medindia.net: New IPhone App can Effectively Screen Toddlers With Autism

Medindia.net: New IPhone App can Effectively Screen Toddlers With Autism

An iPhone app developed was found to be very effective in screening toddlers with signs of autism, which can aid in screening other neurodevelopmental disorders, reveals a new study.

The “Autism & Beyond” app first administers caregiver consent forms and survey questions and then uses the phone’s “selfie” camera to collect

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Medindia.net: Epileptic Seizures Earlier in Life Linked to Autism

Medindia.net: Epileptic Seizures Earlier in Life Linked to Autism

Epilepsy seizures during childhood could switch on important synapses in the brain contribute to impairment in neurodevelopmental leading autism and other intellectual disabilities, suggests a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine. The findings were published online in Cell Reports.

Importantly, the study shows that an existing targeted therapy may keep

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