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Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds March 24, 2017

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says

Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning March 21, 2017

Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood? March 16, 2017

Preliminary study was reportedly nearly 98 percent accurate in kids ages 3 to 10

Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy February 15, 2017

Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorder

Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma February 14, 2017

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males February 08, 2017

Women with the disorder appear more likely to have brain anatomy that's typically seen in men, study says

U.S. Legislation Boosted Access to Autism Services, With No Added Cost to Families February 07, 2017

Findings show 2008 federal 'parity' law is having desired effect, researchers say

Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism February 03, 2017

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

Fecal Transplant Shows Early Promise Against Autism January 27, 2017

Small study found giving healthy gut bacteria to young patients led to reduction in symptoms

Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism January 20, 2017

Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth January 12, 2017

Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

Medical Experts Alarmed at Trump's Reported Support of Vaccine Skeptic January 11, 2017

Robert Kennedy Jr. has backed widely disproved claim that childhood inoculations can cause autism

Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students? January 09, 2017

Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years December 29, 2016

More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits October 26, 2016

Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study October 17, 2016

Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings August 25, 2016

Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds August 24, 2016

Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation

Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids August 23, 2016

These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment August 05, 2016

Kids diagnosed before age 4 more likely to receive behavior therapy shown to improve outcomes, study says

Hearing Test May Predict Autism Risk Sooner: Study August 01, 2016

Researchers identify inner-ear problem that might impair speech development

Fido a Friend to Parents of Kids With Autism August 01, 2016

Study suggests family dog may help ease parental stress

Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests July 25, 2016

Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say

Insurance Mandates Boost U.S. Autism Diagnoses July 11, 2016

Early treatment provides wide range of benefits, researchers say

Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study May 11, 2016

But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

Baby's Immune System Might Hint at Autism Risk May 11, 2016

Certain 'markers' in newborn blood samples seemed to predict future cases, study found

Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study May 10, 2016

Like their peers without the disorder, they follow teacher's gaze as new object is named

Training Program for Those With Autism Often Results in Low-Paying Jobs: Study May 03, 2016

While 60 percent came away with work, most ended up working part-time, earning less than poverty level

Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates May 02, 2016

But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism May 02, 2016

In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages May 02, 2016

Researcher says this is due to change in screening guidelines for 18- and 24-month-olds

Tracking Kids' Eye Movements Might Shed New Light on Autism April 08, 2016

When conversations turn emotional, children with ASD change visual focus, may miss social clues, study says

Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk? April 07, 2016

Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC March 31, 2016

It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds March 14, 2016

Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger February 19, 2016

Researchers concerned about risks to children with developmental issues, as well as the stress on parents

Panel Undecided on Screening All Kids for Autism February 16, 2016

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says more data needed to say yes or no to universal testing

Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines February 08, 2016

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids January 29, 2016

Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect

Genetically Modified Monkeys Might Aid Autism Research January 25, 2016

Chinese scientists say the primates exhibit behaviors of disorder, could offer insight on how to treat it

More Evidence Preterm Birth Could Raise Autism Risk January 21, 2016

But researchers detect lower rate than previously reported

Study Ties Autism Risk to Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs January 06, 2016

But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say

Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study January 04, 2016

Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015 January 03, 2016

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism December 28, 2015

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

Ovarian Cyst Condition in Mom May Raise Odds for Autism in Child December 08, 2015

Study suggests link for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but can't prove cause-and-effect

CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes November 13, 2015

The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study November 03, 2015

Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

Oxytocin 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Kids With Autism October 27, 2015

Small Australian trial suggests it could boost social skills; larger U.S. trials are planned, expert says

Scientists Explore Role of 'Love Hormone' in Boosting Social Ties October 26, 2015

Oxytocin linked to marijuana-like molecule in the brain, study says

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