Lawyer: Julian Assange suffers from autism and would commit suicide if sent to United States
A lawyer for Julian Assange told a British court Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder is suffering from an autism disorder that could... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health Achievements in Bangladesh
Meeting of the Working Group on the National Mental Health Strategic Plan, April 2019By Saima Wazed and Nazish ArmanDHAKA, Oct 27 2021 (IPS) Mental health is a state of well-being when both your body and your mind are in balance, and you are able to deal with the difficulties and challenges that come your way and easily find joy, peace, and happiness once the challenge is overcome. For many people though, the challenges often remain for too long – the pain of losing someone you dearly loved, being diagnosed with a chronic disease like cancer or a heart condition, losing your family/home/job or feeling like you failed...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed and Nazish Arman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Autism Prevalence as High as 10% in Some New Jersey Communities Autism Prevalence as High as 10% in Some New Jersey Communities
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in some New Jersey school districts is triple the national average, a new analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Autism-Linked Gene SYNGAP1 Molds Synaptic Plasticity, Learning
The finding may help to explain why people with SYNGAP1 mutations tend to have learning difficulties and a high tolerance for pain. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Autism symptoms: Three signs in a child's language - how to get a diagnosis
SIGNS of autism can be varied, but it can often be spotted in a child's language. Autism is something you're born with or first appears when you're very young, according to the NHS. People can be diagnosed as children or later in life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With Autism at Higher Risk for Suicide, Self - Harm: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Risk of self-harm in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Blanchard A, Chihuri S, DiGuiseppi CG, Li G.
IMPORTANCE: Multiple studies have reported that people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at a higher risk for self-injurious behavior and suicide. However, the magnitude of this association varies between studies. OBJECTIVE: To appraise the a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Will the CLOT SHOTS cause widespread mental retardation and infertility?
(Natural News) In biology, pathogens are defined as any organism or infectious agent that can produce disease. Think back for a few minutes, when the autism wave first came and some honest doctors started recognizing the true causes. The CDC had increased the vaccine schedule for children from about 18 vaccines by age 7, up... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brief report: emotional and behavioral problems among young children with ASD: an exploratory study of ADOS E-codes and child characteristics - Galligan ML, Heyman M, Bolourian Y, Stavropoulos K, Blacher J.
Emotional and behavioral problems (EBPs), such as anxiety, overactivity, and aggression, can influence the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The gold standard diagnostic tool for ASD, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition, in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pediatric behavioral health company Brightline expands into autism space
The company also launched a Clinical Advisory Board to aid in the development of new programs for diverse populations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Anni Bergman, Therapist Who Listened to Children, Dies at 102
She was part of a groundbreaking study that observed how very young children separated from their mothers. Late in life, she became a photographer ’s muse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Penelope Green Tags: Bergman, Anni (1919-2021) Deaths (Obituaries) Psychology and Psychologists Children and Childhood Parenting Autism Fifty Shrinks (Book) Source Type: news

Gut-Brain Axis Targeted by New Autism Treatment Gut-Brain Axis Targeted by New Autism Treatment
A treatment by Axial Therapeutics now entering a phase 2 trial indirectly affects brain cells by working on metabolites in the gut.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

What Causes Aspergers Syndrome
What Causes Asperger's Syndrome? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Do You Know If Someone Has Aspergers
How Do You Know If Someone Has Asperger ’s? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids With Autism Find It Tough to Read Hidden Emotions: Study
Title: Kids With Autism Find It Tough to Read Hidden Emotions: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 14, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Oxytocin does not improve social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder, NIH-funded study suggests
Findings from study believed to be largest of its kind contradict smaller studies showing treatment ’s promise. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Data up to 8-years for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show early and ongoing treatment significantly reduced risk of requiring a walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis and disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 13 October 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new long-term data that reinforce the benefit of early initiation and ongoing treatment of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) on disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as safety outcomes for an analysis of shorter 2-hour infusion in minority populations. OCREVUS data from all clinical trials consistently show a favourable benefit-risk profile over eight years. Roche and research partners will also present four late-breaking abstracts to share the latest data regarding COVID-19 and vacci...
Source: Roche Media News - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Data up to 8-years for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show early and ongoing treatment significantly reduced risk of requiring a walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis and disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 13 October 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new long-term data that reinforce the benefit of early initiation and ongoing treatment of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) on disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as safety outcomes for an analysis of shorter 2-hour infusion in minority populations. OCREVUS data from all clinical trials consistently show a favourable benefit-risk profile over eight years. Roche and research partners will also present four late-breaking abstracts to share the latest data regarding COVID-19 and vacci...
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DTI-MRI could help predict onset of Alzheimer's disease
MRI with a diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) protocol could help clinicians predic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could machine learning help clinicians better diagnose autism? MRI finds brain structure changes in elite rugby players MRI shows how head impacts affect brains of young football players Up to 40% of COVID-19 survivors experience neurological effects DTI-MRI shows effects of anesthesia on brain's white matter (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Digital autism care startup Elemy scores unicorn status with $219 million Series B
This new funding round brings the company's total raise to $1.15 billon.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Autism: Signs in your sleep for adults and children - how to resolve sleep difficulties
AUTISTIC people may act in a different way to other people. It does not mean you have an illness or disease. Some people need support to help them with certain things, and there are several signs of autism, though they will not all present in every autistic person. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ruth Sullivan, Advocate for People With Autism, Dies at 97
After her son was found to be autistic, she started organizations to help children and adults. She also consulted on the making of the movie “Rain Man.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Sandomir Tags: Sullivan, Ruth 1924-2021 Deaths (Obituaries) Autism Source Type: news

An exploration of emergency department visits for home unintentional injuries among children with autism spectrum disorder for evidence to modify injury prevention guidelines - Jones V, Ryan L, Rooker G, Debinski B, Parnham T, Mahoney P, Shields W.
OBJECTIVES: Current childhood injury prevention guidance is anchored by a child's age. For example, children are considered at high risk for falls at ages 4 years and less, and guidance for prevention focuses on these ages. However, these guidelines may no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidurals Not Linked to Autism in Children
Title: Epidurals Not Linked to Autism in ChildrenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Fighting wave of misinfo, YouTube bans false vaccine claims
Video-sharing platform YouTube has announced sweeping and immediate bans on false claims that vaccines are dangerous and cause health issues like autism, cancer or infertility (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Epidurals Not Linked to Autism in Children
Earlier research suggested this practice may increase autism risk in offspring, but the pair of studies should put this concern to rest for good, experts say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Williams Syndrome a Form of Autism?
Title: Is Williams Syndrome a Form of Autism?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Epidural use during delivery linked to minimal autism risk, studies find
Using an epidural for pain management during childbirth does not significantly increase newborns' risk for later developing autism spectrum disorder, according to the authors of two separate studies published by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intervention May Reverse Early Signs of Autism
Infants who received preemptive intervention had lower odds of meeting diagnostic criteria at age 3 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

'Explosive' jump in autism as number of children on the spectrum rises eight-fold in 20 years
Diagnoses of autism in England have risen by nearly 800% between 1998 and 2020. UK researchers said the rise is probably due to increased recognition of autism in certain groups. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism: 'Serious' risk factor in children that may predict a future diagnosis - new study
PRELIMINARY studies in a mouse model and the hospital records of more than three million children have found a connection between strong immune activation in males and later symptoms of autism spectrum disorder . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is a Person with Autism Like
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Patient and Family-Centred Care (PFCC) as an evidence-based framework for optimising the acute healthcare experiences of families of young people with autism
The healthcare of people with learning disabilities and autism has been the focus of increased attention in recent decades. This has been driven largely by evidence that this group experience a higher prevalence of physical and mental health complexities than the general population, whilst also being vulnerable to a range of health … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intervening in Infancy Might Help Prevent Some Cases of Autism
A new study suggests jumpstarting therapy when early signs of ADHD are observed might help some avoid the diagnosis altogether. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The association between COVID-19, personal wellbeing, depression, and suicide risk factors in Australian autistic adults - Hedley D, Hayward SM, Denney K, Uljarevi ć M, Bury S, Sahin E, Brown CM, Clapperton A, Dissanayake C, Robinson J, Trollor J, Stokes MA.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the world's population, with particularly negative effects on vulnerable populations, including autistic people. Although some consensus regarding specific impact on a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

A new therapy for children who may have autism risks carrying a hidden cost | James Cusack
Support that boosts toddlers ’ social development can lead to them missing out on a diagnosis that secures ongoing helpJames Cusack is chief executive of Autistica, a British autism research charityBeing autistic, for me and the 700,000 other autistic people in the UK, often means spending a lot of time inhabiting a world that doesn ’t work well for you. This is why it’s vital that the needs and preferences of autistic people are better understood. Atrial of a therapy whose findings were published this week attempts to address this issue by trying to ensure the needs of toddlers who may be autistic are re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: James Cusack Tags: Autism Society Children Medical research Science UK news Source Type: news

Specific patient groups and settings, RCGP (updated 21st September 2021)
This resource provides information on dealing with specific patient groups throughout the COVID-19 period, under the following headings: Learning disability and autism LGBT health Paediatrics and child health Pregnancy and sexual health Menopause (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental trauma in children with autistic disorder: a retrospective study - Marra PM, Parascandolo S, Fiorillo L, Cicci ù M, Cervino G, D'Amico C, De Stefano R, Salerno P, Esposito U, Itro A.
BACKGROUND: The oral health care of autistic children is elaborated; they often fail to define dental problems, and a family-centered approach can be useful to improve and intercept these disorders. AIM: To assess the oral status of autistic childr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intervening in Infancy Might Help Prevent Some Cases of Autism: Study
Title: Intervening in Infancy Might Help Prevent Some Cases of Autism: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How Do Family Members Cope With Autism?
Title: How Do Family Members Cope With Autism?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 21, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Parent-Led Intervention for Infants May Decrease Autism Symptoms Parent-Led Intervention for Infants May Decrease Autism Symptoms
A therapy that aims to work with each child's differences, rather than counter them, may support development during the early childhood years, a researcher said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Early baby therapy could reduce autism diagnoses
Video training for parents could improve communication with their infants, a small study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism therapy aimed at infants may reduce likelihood of later diagnosis
Study suggests tailored therapy could help some children develop social skills before school ageDoctors have shown for the first time that a new therapy aimed at infants can reduce autistic behaviour and the likelihood the children will go on to be diagnosed with autism before they reach school age.Infants who received the therapy after displaying early signs of potential autism, such as avoiding eye contact and not responding to their name, were one-third as likely to have autism diagnosed at the age of three, compared with those who had standard care, the researchers found.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Autism Health Society Medical research Science Children's health Disability Learning disability Education Source Type: news

Early signs of autism can be reversed if babies are offered therapy to help their social development
A video therapy cut the chance of three-year-olds being diagnosed with autism by two-thirds, researchers at the University of Western Australia and University of Manchester found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibullying interventions for autistic students: a systematic review - Njelesani J, Samaan CM.
As part of the school health team, OTs should implement antibullying interventions, because bullying has a significant impact on students' participation in school occupations. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine interventions to reduce sch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Healthcare needs of adults with a learning disability and autistic adults in prison
Guidance to help commissioners, providers and staff within the adult prison estate to plan and provide healthcare for adults with a learning disability and autistic people. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Serious childhood infections may increase autism risk, study finds
Serious infections in infancy appear to increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder in male children, a study published by the journal Scientific Advances found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serious Infections Linked to Autism: Study
In both a mouse model and the hospital records of more than 3 million children, researchers found a connection between strong immune activation in males and later symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 17, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Autism warning: One 'well-known symptom' of the condition that you can see
AUTISM is a life-long developmental disability that can impact a person's social skills, relationships, and self-regulation. Many indications of the condition appear in childhood, if you know what to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meeting the healthcare needs of adults with a learning disability and autistic adults in prison
This guidance is for healthcare commissioners, providers and staff operating within the adult prison estate to assist them with the planning and delivery of healthcare for adults with a learning disability and autistic people accessing healthcare services in prison. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news