Stella Waterhouse is a published author of several books on autism. She is currently completing her forthcoming series The Autism Code. http://www.autismdecoded.com

Dr. Rachita Narsaria, M.D.

About Dr. Rachita Narsaria, M.D.

Dr. Rachita Narsaria is an physician with a passion for prose. Armed with an MD in Internal Medicine, she juggles between clinics and writing. When medicine gets overwhelming, poetry is her escape. Her maiden venture, Spellbound Inc., is a culmination of years of experience in creative writing.

Autism Research: May 1, 2015 Week in Review

Diagnosis age differs for girls and boys in autism A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics this week has found out that the age at which the diagnosis of autism is made differs for the fairer sex. The study headed by Paul Lipkin of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore found that girls […]

Autism Research: April 25, 2015 Week in Review

More evidence says MMR vaccine-not guilty! In the ongoing debate between risk of autism due to the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella vaccine), yet another research has backed up vaccines. A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association that included about 95,000 kids who received the MMR vaccine, no increased risk for ASD […]

Autism Research: 17th April, 2015 Week in Review

Paternal sperm gives new direction to autism research  A new study published by the researchers from John Hopkins University of Medicine suggests that DNA extracted from sperm of males whose kids showed signs of autism have distinctive patterns of regulatory tags that might be contributing to autism. The findings have been published this week in […]

Autism Research: April 10, 2015 Week in Review

Infant brain activity helps predict language outcome in autism A new study published this week in the journal Neuron talks about how the brain functions differently as regards language in toddlers with autism. The research led by Eric Courchesne of UC San Diego found that brain activity in autistic toddlers with poor language skills was […]

Autism Research: April 3, 2015 Week in Review

Scientists identify gene producing severe autism in females A new study published this week in the prestigious journal Nature seems to have identified the gene which leads to the severe symptoms of autism in women, given autism is rare in women. The ratio of men to women having autism is a sharp 1:4 due to […]

Autism Research: 27 March, 2015 Week in Review

Blood test for Fragile X Syndrome Now American Academy of Neurology has published a study suggesting the birth of a simple blood test to identify Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women. The study was published in the journal Neurology this week. Fragile X being the commonest cause for intellectual disability and autism, such a […]

Autism Research: March 20, 2015 Week in Review

ART-children at higher autism risk, study finds A new study analyzed data of children born in California between 1997 and 2007. The team of scientists led by Peter Bearman studied nearly 6 million children and found that autism was two times more common in children born via assisted reproductive techniques (ART) as compared to those […]

Autism Research: March 13, 2015 Week in Review

Now, a blood test to identify autism in boys Forever pushing boundaries in diagnosis and treatment, scientists have now identified certain genetic biomarkers that are detectable in the blood and could be easily used to diagnose autism via a convenient blood test. Researchers led by Eric Courchesne at the Autism Center of Excellence at University […]

Autism Research: March 6, 2015 Week in Review

BPA from plastics linked to autism In a first, a new study has reported an association between BPA i.e bisphenol A, a common compound used in plastic containers made for beverages and foods, and autism spectrum disorders in children. The study was published this week in the journal Autism Research and was conducted by a […]

Autism Research: 27, 2015 Week in Review

Debunked autism therapies still persist. A study investigates why A new study published by researchers from the Emory Health Sciences University questions why treatment fads of autism that have long been debunked as non-scientific or unhelpful continue to persist amidst the general population. Lead author Scott Lilienfeld understands that parents be hopeful about something, anything […]