Children can GROW OUT of autism, claim scientists

Children can GROW OUT of autism: Controversial research suggests not all youngsters have the same fate Autistic children who recovered appeared to have milder social difficulties but more repetitive behavioursBy studying children who appear to grow out of the disorder experts hope to create better therapies By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 16 January 2013 Autism is a condition some children manage to grow out of, a study has shown.

Expectant mothers more likely to suffer from depression if stressed while pregnant

Expectant mothers more likely to suffer from depression if stressed while pregnantOhio State University carried out the study on rat mothers Those stressed twice a day showed 'depressive-like symptoms' Mental perks associated with pregnancy were also 'negated' by chronic stress | UPDATED: 05:23 GMT, 15 October 2012 Chronic stress during pregnancy can cause depression, a new study has found.

Grapefruit juice can give cancer drugs dramatic boost in effectiveness

Grapefruit juice can give cancer drugs dramatic boost Grapefruit stops an enzyme from breaking drug down so more enters the bloodstreamStudy is first to harness this usually dangerous drug interaction with grapefruitCould reduce side-effects as less medication needed | UPDATED: 09:36 GMT, 8 August 2012 Drinking a glass of grapefruit juice a day could dramatically increase the effectiveness of cancer drugs, according to a study.

Autism "could be triggered by very low doses of anti-depressants and chemicals found in water supply"

Autism 'could be triggered by very low doses of anti-depressants or other chemicals found in water supply'Just traces of drugs appear to bring on disorderScientists test fish swimming in water contaminated with low levels of medicationDisorder appears to be combination of environmental and genetic factors | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 7 June 2012 Autism in genetically vulnerable people could be triggered by very low levels of chemicals found in the water supply, researchers have discovered.

Being a pushy parent has little affect on your child: Babies filter out information they see as too complicated

Being a pushy parent has little affect on your child: Babies filter out information they see as too complicatedResearch shows babies filter out complex informationExpert says babies learn best from human interaction Scientists studied which images held babies' attention | UPDATED: 21:32 GMT, 23 May 2012 [headerlinks Many an alpha mum has hoped buying the latest gadgets will turn her baby into the next Einstein.

"Love hormone" which makes mothers kinder could help treat autism

'Cuddle hormone' which makes mothers kinder could help treat autismMothers with higher oxytocin levels are more attentive Monkeys more trusting after hormone shot'Breaks down normal social barriers', say scientists Mothers with higher levels of oxytocin were more affectionate A natural chemical known as the 'cuddle hormone' makes people kinder and could help millions suffering from psychiatric disorders such as autism, say scientists. Researchers found that women with higher levels of oxytocin – a hormone produced in the brain – were more affectionate towards their babies. Meanwhile another study found participants who were given doses of oxytocin, offered 80 per cent more money to strangers than those given a placebo.