Child Development

Tooth decay in children – is it time to put the needle and drill...

Nearly half of all British adults and just over one in five Australian adults fear the dentist. Research shows that having dental treatment as a...

Autism linked to cognitive impairment, new study shows

Autism can bestow brilliance as well as cognitive difficulty, but how either scenario plays out in the brain is not clear. In a new study,...

This prescription drug could reduce symptoms of autism

In a new study, researchers found that bumetanide—a prescription drug for oedema (the build-up of fluid in the body) - improves some of the...

Horseback riding may benefit kids with autism, ADHD

In a new study, researchers found that horseback riding combined with brain-building exercises can improve the dexterity, coordination, and strength of children with autism,...

Cheap diuretic pill could help with autism symptoms

It is possible to improve symptoms in autistic children with a cheap generic drug, our latest study shows. The drug, bumetanide, is widely used to...

Common test for autism diagnosis may be not reliable

In a new study, researchers have found that a test widely used to diagnose whether children have autism is less reliable than previously assumed. The...

Largest study links 102 genes to autism

In a new study, researchers from over 50 centers around the globe found 102 genes linked to ASD—including many new ones that had not...

‘Love hormone’ may reduce core symptoms in people with autism

In a new study, researchers have now discovered that giving oxytocin to adult men with autism makes them more open to close emotional bonds...

Why many children with autism have oral health problems

The World Health Organisation estimates that one in 160 children around the world has an autism spectrum disorder. Autism is a condition related to the...

Girls with autism often have late diagnosis, co-occurring disorders

In a new study, researchers reported key trends in the presentation and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. They found that girls with autism receive a...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...