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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

'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

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

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

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

Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery September 21, 2015

Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception in Some Infants September 14, 2015

Those at risk for autism showed more social development in small study, but experts said more research is needed

Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests September 14, 2015

Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids September 14, 2015

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls September 04, 2015

Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism September 01, 2015

Results could help personalize care, experts say

Social Skills Program for Young Adults With Autism Shows Promise August 06, 2015

PEERS involves patients and caregivers to maintain social support and guidance

Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study July 29, 2015

Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life July 27, 2015

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds July 22, 2015

Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too July 17, 2015

Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study July 02, 2015

Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant

Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism June 11, 2015

Researchers suggest above-average perception at 9 months might be a clue to the disorder

Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk June 09, 2015

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism June 05, 2015

These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says June 05, 2015

But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism

Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism May 22, 2015

Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life May 15, 2015

Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds May 14, 2015

Impaired communication skills may be apparent even in those deemed 'high-functioning'

Common Sports, Hobbies Often Popular Among People With Autism May 13, 2015

Study undercuts notion that these individuals only focus on specialized pursuits

Girls With Autism Fare Worse Than Boys, Study Finds May 13, 2015

Though they are far less likely to to be diagnosed with the disorder, their behavioral differences are worse

Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls May 13, 2015

Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids May 01, 2015

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

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