User: fredericknoronha Topic: Autism
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Family screen time too affects children, finds study 22.9.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Extended hours on TV or smartphone lead to behavioural issues in children
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Are you a hair-twirler or a nail-biter? 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Are you a toe-tapper, hair-twirler, eye-blinker, head-nodder, nail-biter, knuckle-cracker, skin-picker, lip-licker, shoulder-shrugger or a chin-stroker? Call it a nervous habit or tic, almost everybody has at least one — whether they are aware of it or not. Tics exist on a spectrum ranging from barely noticeable to extremely annoying to potentially injurious. While research has focused mostly on the more severe forms associated with neurobehavioural disorders such as Tourette syndrome and autism, there's a growing realisation of the pervasiveness of repetitive, nonfunctional motor behaviours and that the degree to which you engage in them is a barometer of your peace of mind. "Our stressful society definitely brings it out more," said Dr Alon Mogilner, a neurosurgeon at New York University Langone Medical Centre. "It's a delicate balance within the circuitry of the brain so you are able to tamp down on things you don't want to do." Experts divide repetitive, non-functional motor behaviours into ...
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CHOP Autism Expert Honored with Prestigious Award during 2017 AAP Conference 20.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2017 : Susan E. Levy, MD, MPH, Director of the Autism Integrated Care Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), is this year's recipient of the Arnold J. Capute Award, given by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The award was presented to her on Sept. 16 at the AAP Conference in Chicago.
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We Dig Chapel Haven Groundbreaking Set For Friday, Sept. 15, Marks Major Milestone 19.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 19, 2017 : At a time when few agencies have ventured into serving adults with disabilities into their senior years, Chapel Haven is breaking ground on a major campus expansion to do just that.
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Are you a hair-twirler or nail-biter? 15.9.2017 News
Call it a nervous habit or tic, almost everybody has at least one - whether they are aware of it or not
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Google Glass app helps autistic kids have conversations 15.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
An app to be used with wearable technology such as Google Glass -- a head-mounted display in the shape of eyeglasses -- can coach children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in everyday social interactions, new research has found.
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Armin Van Buuren to perform in India in December 15.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren and Indian singer Arijit Singh will headline the upcoming fifth edition of Comio Enchanted Valley Carnival (EVC), a multi-genre music and camping festival.
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Kate Winslet to receive SAG Actors Inspiration Award 15.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 15 : To honour her career achievements and admirable philanthropic efforts over the years, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation will bestow its Actors Inspiration Award to Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet.
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Siddha treatment for autistic children 15.9.2017 Hindu: Home
At Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital
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Bacterial infection in pregnancy may up autism risk in kids 14.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Babies born to mothers who experience a bacterial infection severe enough to require hospitalisation during pregnancy may be at higher risk of developing autism, a study has found.
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Novel method may prevent hearing loss in kids by 50% 13.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Researchers have developed a new magnetic delivery method that may prevent by 50 per cent the hearing loss caused as a result of treatment by a widely used chemotherapy drug.
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Government is fully committed to The Welfare of Divyangjans - Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot 12.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment has said that the Government of India is fully committed to the welfare of Divyangjans and several new initiatives have been taken for their welfare during last three years under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Inclusion of people with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities (IDDs) in our fabric of society is essential and can only be achieved with a higher level of commitment.
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Fictional depiction of autistic people reinforces stereotypes 12.9.2017 New Kerala: Health News
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 12 : A new research, that analysed 26 fictional autistic personalities from TV and film, suggests the characters are not fully representative of those with the condition.
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Ernie Els pulls out of KLM Open to stay in Irma-hit Florida 12.9.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Ernie Els pulls out of KLM Open to stay in Irma-hit Florida
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Differently abled get aid with mobility 12.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Tech-based application by TCS creates personalised exercises
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Bridging the gaps 11.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Society says I am autistic, but god says I am fine." "It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is required." These are some of the slogans we see quite often in recent times. "There is more awareness and acceptance now, but at the same time the number of children with this developmental disorder is on the rise. And there are very few concerted efforts to address the issue," says Dr Prathibha Karanth, founder director of Communication DEALL (Developmental Eclectic Approach to Language Learning) Trust (Com DEALL Trust) based in Bengaluru. Optimising the child's potential A speech language pathologist with over four decades of experience, Prathibha started the trust in 2000 when she felt the need on the ground for an integrated intervention programme for kids with developmental language disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). "Earlier it used to be considered as a rare disorder. Unlike in the past when we used to consider very severe ones as autism, the entire range is ...
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Folic acid may cut autism risk from pesticides: study 10.9.2017 HBL: Home
Intake below the median and exposure to pesticides enhances risk
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Folic acid in pregnancy may cut kids' autism risk 9.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Mothers who take the recommended amounts of folic acid during pregnancy might reduce the risk of their children developing pesticide-related autism, researchers say.
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Getting Aadhaar is harrowing for persons with disability 9.9.2017 Hindu: Home
It took several attempts to get some children enrolled
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$800mn needed to eliminate measles from South East Asia by 2020: WHO 6.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The World Health Organisation (WHO) needs to pump in over $800 million to eliminate measles from five developing economies of South East Asia (SEA) -- Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Timor Leste -- by 2020, the global health body said on Wednesday.
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