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Chromosome Abnormality Tied to Autistic Behavior in Mice

Finding could help advance autism research in humans FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Mice with an extra chromosome region inherited from their fathers display many behaviors seen in people with autism, a finding that suggests that the same chromosome abnormality in humans is one ca...

BioRay's CytoFlora Reduces Digestive and Behavioral Issues in Autistic Children

Debuts at Autism One May 22 - 25, 2009 CytoFlora decreases IgA and IgM antibodies to intestinal bacteria in children with immune disorders and autism. LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- It is believed that as many as 75% of autistic children are affected by gastrointestina...

BioRay's LiverLife Reduces Food Allergies in Autistic Children

The powerful combination of herbal ingredients contained in the anti-oxidant LiverLife has been shown in clinical lab results to greatly reduce allergic responses in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The liver bears the brunt of the chemica...

Autism Support Network and Aid for Autistic Children Foundation, Inc. Create Alliance to Help Families Affected by Autism

FAIRFIELD, Conn. and MACON, Ga., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Support Network ( http://www.AutismSupportNetwork.com ) and Aid for Autistic Children Foundation, Inc. ( http://www.aacfinc.org ) today announced a partnership to provide information, support and help reduce the financial bur...

Melatonin May Ease Sleep Problems in Autistic Children

Small study finds over-the-counter melatonin reduces time to slumber FRIDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter melatonin supplements may help treat sleep problems in children with autism, a small U.S. study shows. The study included 12 children, aged 2 to 15 years, with ...

Occupational Therapists Use Sensory Integration to Help Autistic Children Find Fitting Social Behaviors

PORTLAND, Ore., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a biologically based neurologic disorder affecting childhood development. Although it has strong genetic underpinnings, it is also a mix of unlike disorders. While ASD has been associated with many medical disorders and s...

Teaching autistic teens to make friends

During the first week of class, the teens' eyes were downcast, their responses were mumbled and eye contact was almost nonexistent. By Week 12, though, these same kids were talkative, responsive and engaged. That's the result of a special class designed at UCLA to help teens with autism spectr...

Autism Support Network and the Israeli Society for Autistic Children Form International Alliance

Together strengthen, expand support and awareness for children and adults with autism FAIRFIELD, Conn. and GIVATAYIM, Israel, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Support Network ( www.AutismSupportNetwork.com ) and the Israeli Society for Autistic Children (ALUT) ( www.alut.org.il ) today announc...

Parents of Autistic Children Fight Back -- Warn HMO Regulator Against Siding With Insurers Refusing to Pay for Treatment

Kaiser, Blue Cross and Other Health Insurers Illegally Deny Treatment to Autistic Children, Says Consumer Watchdog SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents of autistic children and their families joined Consumer Watchdog today in warning California regulators not to si...

Parents of Autistic Children Fight Back - Warn HMO Regulator Against Siding with Insurers Refusing to Pay for Treatment

Kaiser, Blue Cross and Other Health Insurers Illegally Deny Treatment to Autistic Children, Says Consumer Watchdog SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents of autistic children and their families joined Consumer Watchdog today in warning California regulators ...

Parents of Autistic Children Fight Back - Warn HMO Regulator Against Changing Rules to Favor Insurers That Deny Access to Medical Treatment

Kaiser, Blue Cross and Other Health Insurers Are Illegally Denying Treatment to Autistic Children SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Consumer Watchdog: Who: Guillermo Arce , father of Andrew Arce John Nagle, father of Frank N...

Health Needs of Autistic Children Often Unmet

Expenses greater than those for kids with other special needs, report shows MONDAY, Dec. 1 (Health Day News) -- Parents of autistic children are more likely to see their sons or daughter's special health needs go unmet, a new government report shows. Data from the National Survey o...

Scans Show Sound-Processing Deficits in Autistic Kids

Difficulty may underpin language, listening impairments found in disorder, study says MONDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism spectrum disorder process sounds a fraction of a second slower than other children, an abnormality that offers insight into listening and langu...

Muscle Weakness Found in Some Autistic Children

Genetic defect in mitochondria might explain other aspects of the disorder, researcher says SUNDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that muscle weakness in a child with autism may point to an underlying genetic defect that's causing mitochondrial disease, which means...

Prenatal exposure to maternal antibodies linked to autistic behaviors in offspring

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) New research from the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute shows that an interaction between fetal brain cells and maternal antibodies could be linked with the repetitive behavior also called stereotypies that is characteristic of autism. While additional studies are needed to confi...

Working with children with autistic spectrum disorder: Psychoanalysis and neurobiology

New York - As part of the Winter 2008 Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, psychoanalysts Susan P. Sherkow, M.D. (New York, NY) and Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D. (Boston, MA) will lead a discussion regarding "Psychoanalytic Approaches to Working with Children with Autistic Spectrum Di...

Novel imaging technique shows gray matter increase in brains of autistic children

CHICAGO Using a novel imaging technique to study autistic children, researchers have found increased gray matter in the brain areas that govern social processing and learning by observation. Results of the study conducted at the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hea...

Novel Imaging Technique Shows Gray Matter Increase in Brains of Autistic Children

CHICAGO, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Using a novel imaging technique to study autistic children, researchers have found increased gray matter in the brain areas that govern social processing and learning by observation. Results of the study conducted at the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism, North ...

New Portable Communication System Developed for Autistic Children

Researchers have developed a new system called SC@UT that would make communication possible for children who are intellectually disabled or have communication limitations. SC@UT, which stands for Augmentative and Adaptive Communication System, has been created by a team of researchers incl...

Parents Should Do Their Homework to Aid Autistic Child's Education

The challenges of educating a child diagnosed with various autism disorders are best met by parents with knowledge and a guiding set of principles//. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimating that as many as 1 in 150 children may be affected by an autism spectrum diso...

DVD Benefits Autistic Children

A set of cartoon films which had implanted human emotions to a train was helpful to autistic children to recognize human emotions//. A study was conducted by Professor Simon Baron Cohen who is the director of Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University. This study was conducted among childre...

Cartoons Superimposed With People's Faces Help Autistic Children Learn Emotions

Scientists at Autism Research Center at Cambridge University have designed a program involving cartoons to help autistic children identify emotions better. // Alex Murphy, mother of an autistic child, said, "I've noticed that when we read stories, if a character's sad, he'll perk up and explai...

FDA Gives the Nod to 'Risperdal' For Use in Autistic Children

The Food and drug administration has given the go-ahead for a schizophrenia drug to be used in management of autism in children. The drug in question, Johnson & Johnson's 'Risperdal'//, holds promise in effectively managing irritability, aggression, self-injury and temper tantrums that might show u...

'Risperdal' Cleared By FDA To Treat Autistic Children

'Risperdal' (Risperidone) an antipsychotic drug has been for the first time given the green signal to be implemented for symptomatic treatment of emotional disturbances// in children and teenagers suffering from Autism, by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An antipsychotic drug general...

Caregiver Charged In Autistic Boy's Death

25-year-old Tameka Elliott, who was the caregiver to a 12-year-old autistic boy who fell to his death from a high-rise apartment on May 4, is being charged with the boy's// death. This despite the police initially maintaining that there was no foul play involved in his death. The boy's name h...

Fewer Neurons in Amygdala of Autistic Males

Several men and boys with autism suffer from poor social and communication skills as well as a diminished number of neurons in their amygdala, according to the findings// of a new study. David Amaral and Cynthia Mills Schumann of the University of California, Davis conducted a survey on the num...

Fewer numbers of neurons in autistic boys, study

U.S researchers have reported that men and boys with autism have lesser number of neurons in the amygdala, a region in the brain that is responsible for emotion and// memory. The research team compared the brains of 9 men and boys in the age bracket of 10 to 44 with that of 10 normal males. T...

Ontario Continues Support for Autistic Children

The Ontario Court of Appeal has passed a ruling on the provision of support and services for children and youth with autism.// According to Mary Anne Chambers, Ontario's Minister of Children and Youth Services, while there exists some confusion over what this would spell for the families of a...

MMR Vaccine May Be A Reason Behind Autistic Children, Study Finds

Dr Andrew Wakefield, finds firstly that MMR vaccine was found to cause some autistic cases in children. Followed by him, others findings now supports// it saying (measles has been found in the intestines of children with a form of autism). Dr Stephen Walker, of Wake Forest University Medical C...

Novel Device Developed To Help Autistic Individuals Communicate Better

A new device that can attune itself to pick up emotions is currently under construction to enable autistic individuals communicate better //. It can the autistic user if the people they are taking to are getting annoyed or bored, so that the user can try to make the conversation more interesting a...

Study Proves That MMR Vaccine Is Not Connected To Autistic Babies

Researchers have shown that Autism had been on the rise in Japan, even after the country has banned the shots of MMR // to its children. MMR vaccine is one of the must-have vaccines to be given to children before they turn two, as prescribed by WHO. An edition of the journal Lancet in 1998 h...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...ets prescription medications for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar mania, schizoaffective disorder and the treatment of symptoms associated with autistic disorders. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. For more information about Janssen,...

INVEGA(R) Approved as the First and Only Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder

...ets prescription medications for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar mania, schizoaffective disorder and the treatment of symptoms associated with autistic disorder. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. For more information about Janssen(...

Judge Sues Blue Cross for Autism Treatment

...Judge Matthews stated, "The scientific studies show that this therapy helps autistic children improve their lives. Shame on Blue Cross Blue Shield for intentionally choosing to neglect autistic children." Co-counsel, John Conway, stated, "We will bring as many o...

With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

...other children, a new study has found. However, autistic children do have a higher rate of constipation and... incidence of gastrointestinal (GI) problems in an autistic population with incidence in children who are de...d that problems with the gut might be the cause of autistic symptoms, giving the matter added urgency. But ...

Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels

...You need to have an outlet and some form of respite so that autism doesn't consume you," said Grossman. Divorce rates are high in families with an autistic child, so try to stay connected to your spouse, he said. "The way you see autism will be different, so you need to be patient with each other, but sta...

New Map of Genomic Variation Will Enable Disease Research

... that may not manifest until later in life," said Hakonarson. Earlier this year, Hakonarson and colleagues published groundbreaking studies of CNVs in autistic spectrum disorders and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Both studies found CNVs in gene regions involved in neurological development during e...

Schwarzenegger Administration Sued for Allowing Health Insurance Companies to Deny Autism Care

...July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mother of an autistic child joined Consumer Watchdog and its attorneys t...itically needed, medically necessary treatment for autistic children. The suit, filed by Consumer Watchdo...gether. "HMOs and health insurers are denying autistic children the most effective medical treatment that...

Judson Center Celebrates Grand Opening of its New Autism Center

... New Autism Center offers more services to autistic community with the help of donors ROYAL OAK, Mich., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Judson Center ( www.judsoncenter.org ), a comprehensive nonprofit c...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Forced to Pay for Autism Care In Landmark Case

... DETROIT, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The family of an autistic child filed a motion in federal court today to confirm settlement of a class action against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The family alleged in...
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