Top News: #Autism

Here are the top read news for #Autism:

imrs-phpCautionary tale of 4-year-old autistic boy rushed to ER after treatment with supplements:

The mother confessed a few days after his admission to the hospital that she had been giving him 12 different holistic supplements recommended by a naturopath for his autism. These included: vitamin D, calcium magnesium citrate, cod liver oil, camel milk, silver, Biocare Lipozyme, archturus bromelain, zinc, trace minerals, Epsom bath salts, AFP Peptizyde and sodium chloride. The physicians who treated him found that he had toxic levels of vitamin D in his blood and had to transfer him to an endocrine unit for treatment. It took them two weeks, using various types of treatment, to get him stabilized: Read more


Seekers Final 3The Dangers of Snake-Oil Treatments for Autism:

Up to 88 percent of boys and girls with autism in the United States receive some alternative treatment, according to various studies. Parents are enticed by alternative therapies that promise to do everything from improving social interactions to restoring speech. But there’s no scientific evidence to support these purported benefits. Few of these therapies have been adequately tested for safety or efficacy, many come with a hefty price tag, and some are downright dangerous: Read more


xx5dzpqg-1474550519What happens when people with autism grow old?:

Our analysis showed that age and severity of autism were linked; that is, as age increased so did the severity of autism symptoms in social situations, communication and flexible thinking (such as coping with change or generating new ideas or solutions). We also found that older people with autism were more likely than younger people to extract rules from situations or prefer structure (for example, wanting to know how committees are organised or always following the same routine during a task): Read more


N of One Final2The Parents Who Jump-Started Autism Research in California:

Two decades ago, a group of well-connected, politically savvy families launched a world-leading research center—and fueled a debate over whether autism can and should be cured: Read more




960x0Let’s Take A Look At That Autism-Ultrasound Link:

The authors report finding a mathematical link between having a diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy and increased severity of some autism symptoms in the resulting offspring, especially among children who are born with specific genetic differences that are associated with autism risk. Ultrasounds have not been shown to cause autism First, this is a mathematical link. This paper, by Sarah Jane Webb and colleagues and published in Autism Research, does not show that ultrasounds cause autism: Read more