Autism, Intelligence and Genetic Variants

Two Autism related studies, conducted in two different parts of the world may provide clues to one common question – What is the relationship between Autism, its Genetic Variants, and Intelligence. Autism & Intelligence Many scientists today believe that genes connected with Autism boost above-average intelligence in those who are not impaired by the disorder. … Read more

Is There A Strong Genetic Predisposition In Autism

For a while, the medical fraternity have been trying to answer a singular question: Is Autism Genetic? According to the latest research, scientists now believe that Autism is linked to a very strong genetic predisposition and is almost certainly hereditary in a majority of cases. In a study that involved as many as 258 twins from … Read more

Energy Drinks May Cause Child Autism Says Yale

Recently, an interesting study conducted by Yale University revealed that hyperactivity in children may be caused by such high-sweetened drinks. Consumption of Energy drinks, though well known to be an unhealthy option, is on a rise. What’s more disturbing is its rising popularity among children. Recently, an interesting study conducted by Yale University revealed that … Read more

Roundup Herbicide A Trigger For Autism Says Mit

A senior researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at MIT has presented a new study where etiology of Autism has been linked to the herbicide Roundup. Dr. Stephanie Seneff, who has been for some time now focusing her studies on nutrition and health has recently discoursed her findings in a panel discussion held in Groton, … Read more

Cntnap2 Gene Suspected To Be Linked To Autism

Autism has long been associated with heredity and genetic factors. This disorder affecting a growing number of children all over the world is marked by three major aspects: language impairment, lack or limited social interaction and repetitive behavior and interest. Even though, several genes have been identified,  the etiology of Autism is still unknown in … Read more

Autism Symptoms Checklist

So what are the early signs of Autism and why should you care? You may be wondering child is facing difficulties in certain areas. You may have also noticed that your child is not meeting the emotional, social and behavioral growth milestones (check out our Development assessment tools for children) that are normally expected of other children of similar age. Before … Read more

Autism In Pre School Children Improves Over Time

A recent study on development trajectory of Autistic Symptom Severity and Adaptive Functioning, conducted by Canadian researchers and published in JAMA Psychiatry online showed that in many cases it is possible for autistic children to improve by the time they reach school going age. The research conducted under the guidance of renowned Autism and Asperger’s … Read more

Pten Gene Mutations Likely To Cause Autism

The genetic traits of autism are widely accepted by the scientific community. Though recent studies have found a link between lack of pruning in a developing brain’s connection and autism, a new research conducted by Dartmouth may suggest otherwise. According to Dr Bryan Luikart, from the Giesel School of Medicine at Dartmouth,  it may be the excessive growth of … Read more

ADHD Symptoms in Girls

It hardly comes as a surprise that the standards used for diagnosis of ADHD in children is primarily based on the behavior pattern of boys. The below statistics should tell you why! As you can see, an overwhelming number of ADHD cases has been dominated by boys since boys tend to be more hyperactive, aggressive and defiant. Both boys … Read more

Tourette Syndrome Symptoms & Treatment for Tourette’s

What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette syndrome, simply put is caused by repeated involuntary vocal as well as physical movements called TICs. In medical terms, Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder. It is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, a French neurologist who first described the condition in 1885. Here is a quick snapshot of Tourette Syndrome: Prevalence: 1 … Read more