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Asthma as a risk factor for autism?
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Asthma as a risk factor for autism?

The results reported by Po-Hsin Tsai and colleagues* detailing the presence of asthma as a potential risk factor for a subsequent diagnosis of autism provide some food for thought. Based on the examination of a large health insurance database based in Taiwan...
Children with autism get a ‘raw deal’ with new diagnostic guidelines
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Children with autism get a ‘raw deal’ with new diagnostic guidelines

  On February 2, Autism Daily Newscast reported that children with autism may be missed due to tightening in the regulations of the diagnostic guidelines by the  Initial reports since the implementation of the new guidelines shows that autism and au...
Key autism research may ignore Ethnic diversity
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Key autism research may ignore Ethnic diversity

According to an opinion article written by Laura Geggel in the Simons Foundation Autism Research initiative  over 70pc of autism research studies do not record the ethnicities of their subjects. She bases her opinion piece on a review was published in Journal...
Mercury in Autism Vaccines – the debate hots up once more
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Mercury in Autism Vaccines – the debate hots up once more

Every so often, the media debate on the use of Mercury in vaccines and the tenuous link between the vaccines and autism hots up in the media. This particular flare was caused by the CDC (centre for disease control)  itself which published a white paper on J...
Feb 10 – 16 is National Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome Awareness (FACSA) Week 2014.
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Feb 10 – 16 is National Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome Awareness (FACSA) Week 2014.

FACSA Official Awareness Week - During this week FACSA hope to raise awareness of the condition. Autism Daily Newscast covered FACSA and one of its co-founders, Emma Murphy back in December. Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome is a condition caused when a woman ...
Are public schools picking up the tab for incensing autism diagnosis?
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Are public schools picking up the tab for incensing autism diagnosis?

Are public schools paying heavily for the increase in diagnosis for children with autism since 2000? The Havard school of Public health say they are. In an article featured in The Chat this week they say the cost on the education system of having far more c...
Study Shows Autistic Brain More Active at Rest
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Study Shows Autistic Brain More Active at Rest

A study published in the December issue of Frontiers in Neuroinformatics shows that the brains of children with autism generate an average of 42% more information at rest than the brains of typically developing children. These findings suggest that the social ...

Leading Autism Diagnosis Survey says NHS still not doing enough to shorten Autism diagnosis times

Wednesday Feb 5, Anna Kennedy OBE and Austin Hughes, Senior Officer from Anna Kennedy Online, met with Dept. of Health officials to discuss the findings of their recent Autism Diagnosis Survey in the UK results. We reported on this on Feb 4. Anna Kenned...
Employment May Improve Symptoms for Adults with Autism
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Employment May Improve Symptoms for Adults with Autism

A new study published  in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders suggests that independent work environments may lead to a reduction in symptoms for adults with autism. We reported briefly in Autism Daily Newscast's week in review on Sunday. The ...