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A selection of stories from major news organisations and sites specialising in Autism and related subjects.

Dailymail.co.uk: It's a condition typically linked to men, yet there's a hidden epidemic among women. Here an opera singer asks… Why did it take 40 years for me to be diagnosed with autism?

Dailymail.co.uk: It's a condition typically linked to men, yet there's a hidden epidemic among women. Here an opera singer asks… Why did it take 40 years for me to be diagnosed with autism?

It’s a condition typically linked to men, yet there’s a hidden epidemic among women. Here an opera singer asks… Why did it take 40 years for me to be diagnosed with autism?Sophia Grech, 48, struggled to read, write and couldn’t tell the time until age 12For years she simply believed

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Express.co.uk: MMR vaccine: Anti-vaccination 'top threat to World health' in 2019 declares WHO

Express.co.uk: MMR vaccine: Anti-vaccination 'top threat to World health' in 2019 declares WHO

The World Health Organisation – a service primarily responsible for monitoring and tackling diseases – has listed anti-vaccination as a major threat. The organisation recently released their list of ‘ten threats to global health in 2019’, which evaluates current health risks. Among these threats are high threat viruses such

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Yahoo.com: Mum addresses 'abuse' faced for breastfeeding seven-year-old son

Yahoo.com: Mum addresses 'abuse' faced for breastfeeding seven-year-old son

An Australian mother has hit back at online bullies, after revealing her decision to breastfeed her seven-year-old son.

The mum-of-five, from Adelaide, decided to open up about why she still chose to breastfeed two of her children that have been diagnosed with autism – Chase, seven, and Phoenix, four.

Her reveal was

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News-medical.net: Unexpected connection found between feeding and memory centers of the brain

News-medical.net: Unexpected connection found between feeding and memory centers of the brain

The search for a mechanism that could explain how the protein complex NCOR1/2 regulates memory has revealed an unexpected connection between the lateral hypothalamus and the hippocampus, the feeding and the memory centers of the brain, respectively. The findings, which were published today in the journal Nature Neuroscience by a

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Miamiherald.com: They live with autism. But it hasn't prevented them from getting jobs in South Florida

Miamiherald.com: They live with autism. But it hasn't prevented them from getting jobs in South Florida

When Valerie Herskowitz opened The Chocolate Spectrum in 2013, her goal was to find a meaningful job for her adult son, who had just graduated from high school but lives with autism. Making mail-order chocolates in her West Palm Beach home seemed like a good place to start.

Sales proved

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Spectrumnews.org: Sibling study bolsters genetic link between autism, attention deficit

Spectrumnews.org: Sibling study bolsters genetic link between autism, attention deficit

Family planning: Parents of an autistic child may choose not to have more children.

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Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of having autism, a new study suggests1. The reverse is also true.

Autism and ADHD share some

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News-medical.net: MPFI researchers identify synaptic logic for connections between two brain hemispheres

News-medical.net: MPFI researchers identify synaptic logic for connections between two brain hemispheres

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have developed a new combination of technologies that allows them to identify the functional properties of individual synapses that link the two hemispheres and determine how they are arranged within a neuron’s dendritic field.

Each of the 20 billion neurons in

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Disabilityscoop.com: Government Shutdown Takes Toll On People With Disabilities

Disabilityscoop.com: Government Shutdown Takes Toll On People With Disabilities

A sign announcing the closure of the National Archives due to a partial government shutdown is displayed in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

People with disabilities are feeling pressure from the nation’s longest-ever government shutdown, whether they work for a shuttered federal agency, live in subsidized housing or receive food

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Metro.co.uk: Steph & Dom fight save their seriously ill son Max, 18, with his epilepsy in medical marijuana …

Metro.co.uk: Steph & Dom fight save their seriously ill son Max, 18, with his epilepsy in medical marijuana …

Steph and Dom are returning to screens next week (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Steph & Dom are inviting viewers into their home again next week, but this time it’s for a cause close to their hearts.

The former Gogglebox couple is making a triumphant return

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Mirror.co.uk: Mum who breastfeeds her son, 7, hits back at trolls calling her 'sick paedophile'

Mirror.co.uk: Mum who breastfeeds her son, 7, hits back at trolls calling her 'sick paedophile'

A mum who still breastfeeds her seven-year-old autistic son has hit back at online trolls who branded her a “paedophile” and “sick”.

Australian Lisa Bridger, 46, revealed in a Kidspot post in June that she still feeds her autistic son Chase, and his four-year-old brother Pheonix, who is also autistic.

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Express.co.uk: Mental health scandal: My seven year battle to free my autistic son

Express.co.uk: Mental health scandal: My seven year battle to free my autistic son

Leo Andrade handed a petition signed by 50,000 supporters to Downing Street in a bid to free 24-year-old Stephen. He was kept in four different units and sometimes held in isolation and injected with powerful antipsychotic drugs. Mrs Andrade, a mother-of-three, had been preparing to spend another Christmas without Stephen

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Thesun.co.uk: Mum who breastfeeds autistic seven-year-old hits back at trolls who brand her 'sick paedophile'

Thesun.co.uk: Mum who breastfeeds autistic seven-year-old hits back at trolls who brand her 'sick paedophile'

A MUM who still breastfeeds her seven-year-old has hit back at trolls who called her “sick” and branded her a “paedophile.”

Lisa Bridger, 46, recently revealed she still feeds her autistic son Chase and his four-year-old brother Pheonix and said it comforted him.

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Lisa Bridger still breastfeeds both Chase

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Dailymail.co.uk: The secret life of Mr Banks: His wife's suicide, his father's second family, an autistic son – Mary …

Dailymail.co.uk: The secret life of Mr Banks: His wife's suicide, his father's second family, an autistic son – Mary …

The secret life of Mr Banks: His wife’s suicide, his father’s second family, an autistic son – Mary Poppins star David Tomlinson hid a world of tragedy behind his genial on-screen persona, as a new play revealsDavid Tomlinson starred in 1964’s Mary Poppins and Bedknobs And Broomsticks New theatre production The

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