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The 10 best autism blogs

The 10 best autism blogs

People with autism, as well as their families and caregivers, are impacted uniquely by the disorder. We have chosen the best autism blogs that help to support families affected by autism, educate and inspire their readers, and provide high-quality information about the condition. Autism blogs feature information from autism experts and individuals with autism, as well […]

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What is stimming?

What is stimming?

Repetitive body movements or repetitive movement of objects is referred to as self-stimulatory behavior, abbreviated to stimming. Stimming can occur in people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Some people will stim when nervous, employing behaviors such as pacing, biting their nails, hair twirling, or tapping their feet or fingers. In this article, we will […]

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Pseudophakia (IOL): Signs you need them and complications

Pseudophakia (IOL): Signs you need them and complications

Pseudophakia translates from the Latin to mean false lens. The term refers to the implanting of an intraocular lens to replace a natural lens, the lens being the clear part of the eye that focuses light and images, enabling a person to see. Pseudophakia often occurs during cataract surgery. A cataract causes clouding or blurring […]

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Food addiction: What to know

Food addiction: What to know

Food addiction refers to when the need to eat becomes compulsive or uncontrollable. This compulsive behavior may be in response to an emotion, such as stress, sadness, or anger. The human body needs food to function, but food addiction is when a person becomes dependent on certain types of foods. Foods that contribute to a […]

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Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism?

Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism?

The risk of autism may be reduced for children whose mothers use multivitamins during pregnancy. This is the finding of new research published in The BMJ. Researchers have linked multivitamin use in pregnancy with a lower risk of autism in offspring. Study co-author Brian K. Lee, of the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel […]

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How does oxytocin control the brain’s social reward circuit?

How does oxytocin control the brain’s social reward circuit?

Although several studies have pointed to oxytocin, or the “love hormone,” as an important factor in promoting sociability, the mechanisms behind this remain unknown. Researchers from Stanford University have now looked into how oxytocin regulates the social reward mechanism in the brain. Oxytocin, the “love hormone,” is a key factor of our social abilities, but not much is […]