Autism In The News – September 2012 Roundup

Each month we search for the latest news articles related to autism, research, biomedical treatment, healthy and green living to share with you in our e-newsletter.

Here’s a round up of all the articles listed in our September e-newsletters:

Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says

Researchers looked at nearly 3,000 children with autism and found that nearly one-fourth also had chronic gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and nausea. Read More

Progress in Identifying the Genetic Roots of Autism

Scientists say that roughly 20% of autism cases can be linked to known genetic abnormalities, and many more may be discovered. Read More

$8.3M National Institutes of Health Grant Brings Autism Research Center of Excellence to Atlanta

An Atlanta-based coalition of institutions will receive a $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create an Autism Research Center of Excellence — one of only three in the United States. Read More

A Rare but Potentially Treatable Form of Autism

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have identified a rare, hereditary form of autism that may be treatable with nutritional supplements, a new study reports. Read More

L-carnitine Helps Kids with Autism, Study Finds

Supplementation with L-carnitine improves the behavioral symptoms of autistic children, a new study conducted in Egypt has found. Read More

Modern Wheat a “Perfect, Chronic Poison,” Doctor Says

Modern wheat is a “perfect, chronic poison,” according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist who has published a book all about the world’s most popular grain. Video & Article

Why Autistic Kids Make Easy Targets for School Bullies

A new study finds that children with autism spectrum disorders are bullied far more often than their typically developing peers. In the study, about 46% of autistic children in middle and high school told their parents they were victimized at school within the previous year, compared with just over 10% of children in the general population. Read More

Scientists Scan Children’s Brains for Answers to Mental Illness

What scientists learn from hundreds to thousands of brain scans from children who are ill, as well as those who are not, is likely to be of enormous benefit to children in the future. Read More

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