Pregnant Woman

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Health Survey: Lithium Tap Water For Drinking Leads To Autism In New Born

Higher levels of lithium in household tap water used for drinking by pregnant mothers could affect an important molecular pathway involved in neurodevelopment and autism, increasing the chances of offsprings developing autism spectrum disorder, according to scientists.In the future, they said, human activities such as growing use of lithium battery and disposal in landfills potentially causing groundwater contamination could step up lithium… read-more

Wed, 05 Apr 2023 - 09:00 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: lithium, health and fitness, Pregnant woman, Tap Water, autism

Autism affected child

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Autism-Affected Girl Swims From Sri Lanka To Dhanushkodi, Creates World Record

Daughter of Navy Officer Madan Rai, who is also an autistic child, created history by swimming from Sri Lanka to Dhanushkodi in just 13 hours. The 13-year-old Jiya Rai started swimming as per doctor's advice, after she lost the ability to speak. Jiya also holds a record for swimming in open at 14 km/hour speed. Notably, Jiya has been awarded 2022 Pradhanmantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar in the open swimming category.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 - 09:34 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Swimmer, special child, autism affected, World Record, autism

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Elon Musk revealed that he has Asperger's Syndrome, a neuro atypical disorder on the autism spectrum.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Reveals He Has Asperger's Syndrome

Elon Musk revealed that he has Asperger's syndrome which is on the Autism spectrum. The Tesla CEO claimed about the special ability during his monologue at the Saturday Night Live. One of world’s richest man, the SpaceX founder said, "Sometimes after I say something, I have to say that I mean it." Musk also disclosed that he is the first with the Asperger’s syndrome to host the show.

Sun, 09 May 2021 - 08:55 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Elon Musk, Saturday Night Live , autism, Hollywood

Courtesy: Sky News

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Hong Kong Uses Robots To Help Boost Social Skills For Autistic Children

To enhance and impart social skills among autistic children, a Hong Kong-based professor is using role-playing robots through an education programme 'Robot for Autism Behavioral Intervention' (RABI). The programme, using two robots, depicts appropriate and inappropriate behaviour. Reportedly, 1200 children have accessed it since its inception in 2015. Besides engaging through verbal interaction, the robots help reducing anxiety problems, said… read-more

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 07:02 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Hong Kong, Robot, autism, children

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Pinnacle Blooms Network starts a therapy program for more than 80 crore Autism kids

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Pinnacle Blooms Network Takes Initiative to Start a Therapy Program for Autism Kids

Hyderabad’s Pinnacle Blooms Network (PBN), has developed a research-oriented therapeutic program which can help over 80 crore autistic kids. PBN has started the Mirracle Artificial Intelligence Engine, which is aimed to create a conducive therapy for those with neurological and psychological conditions, specially autistic kids. Reportedly, the therapies are planned individually for each kid, based on the behaviour, physiology, needs, and age… read-more

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 02:59 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: autism, Education, better india, therapy program

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