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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on Autism

Scientists still do not know specific causes of autism (autism spectrum disorder). It is believed that autism may be caused by a variety of factors. In the past, some scientists had suggested that it was the result of poor parenting. However, it has been proved wrong now.

When people refer to ‘Autism’, they are usually talking about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). ASD is a brain-related problem which influences how a person relates to his environment. It is characterized by social and communication challenges and repetitive behaviors and activities. It influences learning, thinking, and analytical abilities of people.

Anatomy and Function of Human Brain

The brain is a wonderful three-pound organ that controls all the functions of human body and interprets information from around the world. It is one of the most complex organs in our body. It is made up of more than 100 billion nerves that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses.

Understanding the Basics of Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a rare hormonal disorder that occurs when pituitary gland overproduces growth hormone in the body. Normally, growth hormone (GH) is produced by pituitary gland present in the brain but any kind of benign or non-cancerous tumor in the pituitary gland may result in excessive production of the growth hormone. Such non-cancerous tumors are called adenomas.