Researchers shed light on underlying reasons for eye-avoidance by individuals with ASD
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  June 22, 2017  
  Autism  
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 Researchers shed light on underlying reasons for eye-avoidance by individuals with ASDResearchers shed light on underlying reasons for eye-avoidance by individuals with ASD
 
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to look others in the eyes. This avoidance has typically been interpreted as a sign of social and personal indifference, but reports from people with autism suggests otherwise.
 
 
 Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’
 
Sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests, and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically seen in "geeks," according to research conducted at The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published on June 20 in the journal Translational Psychiatry.
 
   Restoring healthy balance in gut bacteria may reduce ASD symptomsRestoring healthy balance in gut bacteria may reduce ASD symptoms
 
Experts have called for large-scale studies into altering the make-up of bacteria in the gut, after a review showed that this might reduce the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
 
 Working to facilitate early mental health support for young people
 
Working to facilitate early mental health support for young peopleAlarming statistics from the Mental Health Foundation indicate that there is clearly an unmet need in the provision of childhood mental health care and that mental health issues among children and adolescents are becoming increasingly common.
 
 
 AMA votes to adopt new policies for improving health of the nation
 
AMA votes to adopt new policies for improving health of the nationThe American Medical Association, the premier national physician organization in the country, voted this week to adopt new policies aimed at improving the health of the nation. The new policies were approved during the voting session of the AMA’s Annual Meeting.