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Bilawal wants autism rehabilitation centres set up across Sindh

Karachi is home to a free-of-cost centre

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April 6, 2019


UAE introduces film screenings for autistic kids

The light and sound levels are bearable for people with sensory disorders

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October 24, 2018


World Autism Day: On bicycles, Islamabad residents spread love

Reporting by Arham Khan On World Autism Awareness Day, residents of Islamabad took to the streets on their bicycles – to learn more and spread awareness about autism This year, the theme is ‘empowering women and girls with autism’. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “On World Autism Awareness Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to…

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April 2, 2018


This new blood test can detect autism in children

NEWS DESK: Scientists have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children, reported The Independent. Researchers at the University of Warwick said the test, believed to be the first of its kind, could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children who could then be given appropriate treatment…

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February 19, 2018


Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to autism in kids: study

PARIS: Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy are more likely to suffer autism, but the added risk is very small and may not, in fact, stem from the drugs, researchers said Wednesday.

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July 20, 2017


Baby brain scans may reveal autism risk: study

Brain scans of babies may predict which ones will develop autism, a debilitating disorder whose symptoms can be softened with early behavioural therapy, researchers have found. In a trial, MRI scans revealed which infant brains were growing at a faster-than-normal rate — a telltale sign of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), they wrote in the science…

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February 16, 2017


Camel Milk Is Packed With Punch of Health Benefits

  “Do they not look at the camels, how they are created?” The Holy Quran in Surat al-Ghashiyah (verse 17) mentions the camel, the ship of the desert, as a creation that should be carefully examined and thought about. Its excellence is appreciated as a creation. An animal with superior physical traits, adaptable to the…

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September 30, 2016


No need for blanket autism screening, says US task force

WASHINGTON: A leading US advisory panel concluded Tuesday there is no need to screen all children aged 18 to 30 months for autism, a disorder that has become more common in recent years. The US Preventive Services Task Force — an independent group of experts — said more research is needed to determine if the…

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February 17, 2016


Autistic traits linked to creative problem-solving

People with autism may be more likely to think outside the box than people without the disorder, a British study suggests. Researchers surveyed 312 people online, asking if they had autism and assessing whether they might have some traits of the disorder even if they hadn’t been formally diagnosed with it. They tested participants’ creativity…

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August 22, 2015


First direct evidence that autism is not rising: study

MIAMI: The way autism is diagnosed in the United States has led to an apparent tripling in cases in recent years that does not reflect reality, researchers said Wednesday. Rather, more youths with intellectual or developmental disabilities are being reclassified as autistic, said the study in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The prevalence of autism…

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July 22, 2015


Another study finds no link between vaccine, autism

MIAMI: Yet another scientific study has found no link between autism and the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), even among high risk children, according to US research published Tuesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are based on a study of about 95,000 youths. All those in the…

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April 21, 2015


Video-based therapy may help babies at risk of autism

LONDON: Video-based therapy for families with babies at risk of autism improves infants' engagement, attention and social behaviour, and might reduce their risk chances of developing the condition, the findings of a small scientific study show. Researchers publishing the findings in The Lancet Psychiatry journal said they showed that using video feedback-based therapy to help…

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January 22, 2015


Mom’s iron intake may be important for autism risk: study

NEW YORK: Iron intake during pregnancy might be associated with autism risk in the infant, a new study suggests. Researchers found that moms of kids with autism were less likely to remember taking iron supplements before and during pregnancy than other moms. That alone is not enough to prove a link, however. “Even though we…

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September 23, 2014


Rapper J Cole apologises for insensitive lyrics about autism

LOS ANGELES: An American rap artist who drew criticism for using a disparaging line about people with autism in a song lyric has apologised.J Cole said he had removed the line, which referred to rivals as “autistic” and “retarded,” from the song “Jodeci Freestyle.” “I want to educate myself more on Autism, and I'll gladly…

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July 23, 2013


Autism in children

Rubab Hussain from Islamabad spotlights the communication disorder in children called Autism.

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April 5, 2012


World Autism Awareness Day

Muhammad Ali from Lahore reports on World Autism Awareness Day.

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April 2, 2011