Autism
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the f...
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Vaccinations jump 500% in antivax hotspot amid measles outbreak
“I would rather it not take an outbreak for this to happen.”
Life before the polio vaccine
Paul Alexander spends nearly every hour, of every day cocooned in his iron lung, his body being forced to breathe. This was life before the polio vaccine.
Scientists May Have Found The Root Cause Of Autism | IFLScience
Scientists think they've found out what could be at the root of autism and, no, it's not vaccines. According to a new study, it could be caused by having t
Autistic Boy Sees Mind-Blowing Visions from Heaven!
First-time parents Joe and Tahni Cullen were thrust into the confusing world of autism when their toddler, Josiah, suddenly lost his ability to speak, play and socialize. In their attempts to see Jos...
"Telepathic” Genius Child Tested By Scientist
FIVE-year-old prodigy Ramses Sanguino has astonished hi...
Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism
Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. study suggests. When women are both obese and have diabetes, the autism ...
Autism Cases In U.S. Jump To 1 In 45: Who Gets The Diagnosis, In 8 Simple Charts
The number of autism cases in the United States appeared to jump dramatically in 2014 according to new estimates released Friday, but researchers said that changes in the format of the questionnaire l...
Broadway Star Has a Message to the Autistic Child Screaming at His Show - And It's Awesome!
When he heard the kid screaming in the middle of a scene he knew exactly what was going on...
Gift From Behind Bars Is Changing Autistic Boy's Life
How a prisoner helped a little boy in need.
Dr. Ben Carson discusses the vaccine controversy, ISIS and the 2016 presidential race
Pediatric neurosurgeon and potential 2016 presidential candidate talks about the vaccine controversy as well as how the race for the 2016 GOP presidential ra...
Largest-Ever Study Of Parental Age And Autism Finds Increased Risk With Teen Moms
Researchers found an increased risk of autism in children born to teen mothers and in children whose parents have a large gap between their ages. The analysis, which looked at autism rates among 5.7 m...
Measles May Weaken Immune System For Years
Children who survive an outbreak of measles may have to live with a weakened immune system for up to three years, leaving them more susceptible to other types of potentially deadly diseases, scientist...
Measles Vaccination Saves You From More Than Measles
Here's another reason to get vaccinated against measles - researchers have found the measles virus makes kids' immune systems "forget" most of what they have learned, leaving children vulnerable to ot...
No Link Between MMR And Autism, Major Study Concludes
A major study published in one of the world’s leading medical journals has concluded that there is no link between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination and autism in children. The findings...
3.14 Pi Day March 14 Math genius Worlds greatest math prodigy Mathematics savant Maths Daniel Tammet
At 3.14 (3 minutes 14 seconds) David Letterman learns what pi means! Daniel Tammet is an amazing math genius who memorised pi to 20,000 places. Is he the wor...
Autism spectrum
The autism spectrum or autistic spectrum describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders in the fifth revision of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Stati...
High-functioning autism
High-functioning autism (HFA) is a term applied to people with autism who are deemed to be cognitively "higher functioning" (with an IQ of greater than 70) than other people with autism. Individuals ...
Asperger syndrome
Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger's syndrome, Asperger disorder (AD) or simply Asperger's, is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social...
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History of Asperger syndrome
Asperger syndrome (AS), an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a relatively new diagnosis in the field of autism. It was named in honor of Hans Asperger (1906–80), an Austrian psychiatrist and pediatri...
Causes of autism
Many causes of autism have been proposed, but understanding of the theory of causation of autism and the other autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is incomplete. Research indicates that genetic factors pr...
MMR vaccine controversy
The MMR vaccine controversy started with the 1998 publication of a fraudulent research paper in the medical journal The Lancet that lent support to the later discredited claim that colitis and autism ...
MMR vaccine controversy - Wikipedia
Regressive autism
Regressive autism occurs when a child appears to develop typically but then starts to lose speech and social skills, typically between the ages of 15 and 30 months, and is subsequently diagnosed with ...
Heritability of autism
The heritability of autism is the proportion of autism that can be explained by genetic variation; if the heritability of a condition is high, then the condition is considered to be primarily genetic....
Autism therapies
Autism therapies are therapies that attempt to lessen the deficits and abnormal behaviours associated with autism and other autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and to increase the quality of life and fun...
Neurodiversity
Neurodiversity is an approach to learning and disability that suggests that diverse neurological conditions appear as a result of normal variations in the human genome. This neologism originates in th...
Savant syndrome
Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal. People with savant syndrome may have neu...
Historical figures sometimes considered autistic
A retrospective diagnosis is the practice of identifying a condition in a historical figure using modern knowledge, methods and medical classifications.Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) were first iden...
Historical figures sometimes considered autistic - Wikipedia