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When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism? June 22, 2017

Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys? June 21, 2017

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized June 16, 2017

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study June 14, 2017

But absolute risk is low, researcher says

Special Brain Scans May Predict Autism in High-Risk Babies June 07, 2017

In small study, technique identified 82 percent of infants later diagnosed with the disorder

Baby Teeth Study Points to Links Between Autism, Lead Levels June 02, 2017

Lead exposure raised risk, while too little zinc, manganese did the same

Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism May 31, 2017

Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech, language troubles

Could a Century-Old Drug Help Ease Autism Symptoms? May 26, 2017

Small study produced positive results with the sleeping sickness medication suramin, but more research needed

Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference May 25, 2017

Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Still a Question Mark May 25, 2017

Analysis of 19 trials turned up little proof they actually work; more definitive research needed

Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids? May 25, 2017

Hot toy is probably more of a distraction than a help in the classroom, experts say

Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs May 11, 2017

Navigating adult services is challenging, autism experts say

Treat Autism Even Before Symptoms Show? May 11, 2017

Small study found 'at-risk' babies did better if therapists trained parents to communicate more effectively

Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism May 05, 2017

Wandering is a hazard for these children, and this technology helps, review finds

Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk? April 27, 2017

Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect

Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study April 21, 2017

Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids April 18, 2017

After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism 'Cures' April 12, 2017

Unproven therapies won't help and could be harmful, agency says

1 in 3 Teens With Autism Licensed to Drive, Study Finds April 11, 2017

Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first

'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies April 11, 2017

Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

Muppet With Autism Makes Her 'Sesame Street' Debut April 10, 2017

4-year-old 'Julia' joins cast to help young viewers understand the disorder

Parents of Kids With Autism May Sacrifice 'Couples Time' March 31, 2017

They report less closeness, fewer positive interactions, but no increase in negative behaviors toward one another

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

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

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

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

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