Parents with autistic children run a higher risk with a 1 in 5 chance of having a second child with autism, new research has shown.
One in five siblings of autistic children are at risk of being autistic themselves
Nearly one in five with an autistic sibling will develop the disorder
Risk is much higher than previously believed
A child is highly likely to be autistic if an older sibling suffers from the disorder, says a new U.S. study.
Debates and discussions have sparked with a leading neuroscientist Lady Susan Greenfield suggesting that there may be a link between increasing usage of the internet and the rise autism.
Colin Farrell went on the Late Show With David Letterman late this week promoting his upcoming movie Fright Night, and in the midst opened up about his son being diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome.
The United Nations has reported that measles outbreaks in Ethiopia and Kenya have killed dozens of children and sickened thousands of others. Measles are spread through contact with droplets from the nose, mouth, or throat of an infected person and symptoms include bloodshot eyes, cough, fever, light sensitivity, muscle pain, and rash.
In the same week social media network, Facebook, helps to diagnose a young boy with a rare autoimmune disease, actor John Travolta, 57, and his wife Kelly Preston, who both falsely claimed their son, Jett Travolta, had Kawasaki disease, a rare condition which causes inflammation of blood vessels, chose not to donate to charities supporting the illness.
A new study says environmental factors may be more important than genes in determining whether a child develops autism.
Ryan Cleary was released on a bail, having been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome while in custody.
An antipsychotic drug Risperdal and the generic Risperidone have been recalled after a strange odor had been reported by some patients taking the medication.
Jefferies & Co. believes that tablets are ideally suited to help children learn faster and more enjoyably. The brokerage said research into early childhood education, educational techniques, and addressing disabilities has revealed a potential link between physical touch and learning.
The journey towards determining ways to detect autism earlier on shows development. Outcome of a long-term magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has validated that early overgrowth of the brain of autistic children before reaching the age of two.
With the reopening of clinic where a hyperbaric chamber exploded killing a woman and her grandson, the debate over the dependability of these medical devices has risen again. Hyperbaric Chambers, life-saving devices or killer machines?
British scientists have shown for the first time how our brain wiring develops in the first few months of life and say their findings will help in the understanding of a range of brain and psychiatric disorders.