Thursday, November 23, 2017

#Screen #time #hamper #ability #read #emotions

Screen time could hamper our ability to read emotions: study. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw-8rmkDY http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-26/screen-time-could-hamper-ability-to-read-facial-emotions-study/8987512 A new study has found that people who spend the most time browsing social media, especially Facebook, showed some traits similar to those of the autism spectrum disorder, including an inability to read facial emotions. The study, by the University of

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#viral #infections #pregnancy #threefold #risk #autism,

http://news.mit.edu/2017/studies-explain-link-between-autism-severe-infection-during-pregnancy-0913 A 2010 study that included all children born in Denmark between 1980 and 2005 found that severe viral infections during the first trimester of pregnancy translated to a threefold risk for autism, and serious bacterial infections during the second trimester were linked with a 1.42-fold increase in risk. These infections

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#MDMA #Treatment #Autism

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/04/27/ecstasy-autism-therapy/#.WQetHvR97rc MDMA is unique among psychedelics for its ability to help people connect and communicate with others, two common problems for those with autism. Early research with MDMA — before federal officials banned it in 1985, citing its abuse as a recreational drug — showed that people who took the drug

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High Functioning Autism

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/why-i-love-knowing-i-have-high-functioning-autism/ I sighed as I read new research from Cambridge University this month, confirming that men are more likely to test higher on the autism spectrum than women; and those who work in science, engineering, mathematics or technology, higher again. However true it may be, my worry is that it compounds a

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