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Oxytocin, the love hormone, can ease autism symptoms claim US Researchers
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Oxytocin, the love hormone, can ease autism symptoms claim US Researchers

US researchers have found that using the 'love' hormone Oxytocin can help autistic children with socialisation skills. Oxytocin is a naturally occurring hormone in the human body, and as well as being present in the onset of labour, also aids the bonding be...
Functional gastrointestinal problems are not uncommon in autism
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Functional gastrointestinal problems are not uncommon in autism

The presence of bowel issues, whether functional bowel habit problems such as constipation or diarrhoea or more chronic bowel pathology, occurring alongside the presentation of at least some cases of autism have perhaps more that any other comorbidity generate...
Air pollution and genetics – risks for autism onset according to new research
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Air pollution and genetics – risks for autism onset according to new research

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has published a  new study relating increase in air pollution to a rise in autism diagnosis in those carrying already vulnerable genetics. The study entitled "Autism spectrum disorde...
Lego Play Therapy Benefits Children with Autism
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Lego Play Therapy Benefits Children with Autism

Practitioners and parents have discovered that the use of LEGOs during play therapy groups for children with autism leads to improved social skills and play skills. Research confirms that this is the case. LEGO brand toy building blocks offer a highly rout...
Australian embryo selection for IVF to screen for autism
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Australian embryo selection for IVF to screen for autism

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) clinics in Western Australia have given the go ahead to screen embryos to reduce the chance of parents having children with autism. Autism Daily Newscast first reported the application to determine sex of sperm for high risk fa...
New York lawmaker pushes for ID cards for individuals with autism
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New York lawmaker pushes for ID cards for individuals with autism

Rotterdam, N.Y. --- A lawmaker in New York is pushing for ID cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Angelo Santabarbara of District 11 is hoping that individuals living with autism spectrum disorder in New York can soon avail themselves of...
Controversy surrounding services provided by Service Dogs Europe
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Controversy surrounding services provided by Service Dogs Europe

Dundalk Ireland – Service Dogs Europe (SDE) provide Service Dogs for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities and additional needs. One such service is that of an Autism Assistance Dog. The information stated on their website about this servic...
Vaccines back in the headlines – here’s what the experts say
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Vaccines back in the headlines – here’s what the experts say

September 16th’s Republican debate put vaccines back in the headlines, when Ben Carson, a former neurosurgeon, was asked to comment on Donald Trump’s statements linking vaccinations to autism. Carson said: "We have extremely well-documented proof that there i...
Doctor creates wristband that predicts outbursts in individuals with autism
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Doctor creates wristband that predicts outbursts in individuals with autism

Boston --- Northeastern University's Dr. Matthew Goodwin was happy to announce that a wristband designed specifically to help individuals with autism will likely be made available to the public in two to five years' time. Dr. Goodwin's lightweight wrist...