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Feb 8, 2016
Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey
Jan 29, 2016
Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids
Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect
Jan 29, 2016HDTV Article
Obesity, Diabetes and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Obesity and gestational diabetes in combination may significantly increase risk of autism spectrum disorder, according to new study.
Jan 25, 2016
Genetically Modified Monkeys Might Aid Autism Research
Chinese scientists say the primates exhibit behaviors of disorder, could offer insight on how to treat it
Jan 21, 2016
More Evidence Preterm Birth Could Raise Autism Risk
But researchers detect lower rate than previously reported
Jan 6, 2016
Study Ties Autism Risk to Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs
But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say
Jan 4, 2016
Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study
Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development
Jan 3, 2016
New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines
Dec 28, 2015
Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism
Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns
Dec 17, 2015
Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism
GABA inhibits excitability between cells in central nervous system
Dec 15, 2015HDTV Article
Antidepressants and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Use of antidepressants in 2nd or 3rd trimester may increase risk of autism spectrum disorder, new study finds.
Dec 14, 2015
Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk, Study Suggests
But depression, not medication, might be a possible trigger, experts say
Dec 8, 2015
Ovarian Cyst Condition in Mom May Raise Odds for Autism in Child
Study suggests link for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but can't prove cause-and-effect
Nov 13, 2015
CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes
The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children
Nov 3, 2015
Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study
Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese
Oct 27, 2015
Oxytocin 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Kids With Autism
Small Australian trial suggests it could boost social skills; larger U.S. trials are planned, expert says
Oct 26, 2015
Scientists Explore Role of 'Love Hormone' in Boosting Social Ties
Oxytocin linked to marijuana-like molecule in the brain, study says
Sep 21, 2015
Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery
Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role
Sep 14, 2015
Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception in Some Infants
Those at risk for autism showed more social development in small study, but experts said more research is needed
Sep 14, 2015
Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests
Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed
Sep 14, 2015
ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids
This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say
Sep 4, 2015
Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls
Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder
Sep 4, 2015HDTV Article
Autism and Gender
Girls and boys on the autism spectrum exhibit differences in both behavior and brain structure, according to a new study.
Sep 1, 2015
Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism
Results could help personalize care, experts say
Aug 6, 2015
Social Skills Program for Young Adults With Autism Shows Promise
PEERS involves patients and caregivers to maintain social support and guidance
Jul 29, 2015
Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study
Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending
Jul 27, 2015
Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn
Jul 23, 2015HDTV Article
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Vasopressin
A brain chemistry deficit in children with autism spectrum disorder may contribute to their social difficulties, new study finds.
Jul 22, 2015
Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds
Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD
Jul 17, 2015
Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too
Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking
Jul 2, 2015
Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study
Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant
Jun 11, 2015
Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism
Researchers suggest above-average perception at 9 months might be a clue to the disorder
Jun 9, 2015
Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk
Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests
Jun 5, 2015
Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism
These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds
Jun 5, 2015
Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says
But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism
May 22, 2015
Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism
Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds
May 15, 2015
Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life
Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says
May 14, 2015
Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds
Impaired communication skills may be apparent even in those deemed 'high-functioning'
May 14, 2015HDTV Article
Autism and Gender
Girls with autism spectrum disorder may have more severe social impairments than boys, new study finds.
May 13, 2015
Common Sports, Hobbies Often Popular Among People With Autism
Study undercuts notion that these individuals only focus on specialized pursuits
May 13, 2015
Girls With Autism Fare Worse Than Boys, Study Finds
Though they are far less likely to to be diagnosed with the disorder, their behavioral differences are worse
May 13, 2015
Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls
Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says
May 1, 2015
Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say
Apr 28, 2015
Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls
They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds
Apr 21, 2015
Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism
Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found
Apr 21, 2015
Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation
Report highlights need for more services for this age group
Apr 21, 2015
Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link
Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder
Apr 15, 2015
Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study
Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result
Apr 15, 2015
Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk
Future research will examine more families, different occupations
Apr 14, 2015
Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?
High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says
Apr 9, 2015
Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism
But research is still preliminary, expert says
Mar 25, 2015
Autism Tied to Higher Risk for Gut Troubles in Children
In study, kids with the behavioral disorder were more prone to symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation
Mar 25, 2015
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls
Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder
Mar 19, 2015
IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds
But multiple births, mother's age may account for the increased risk, researchers say
Mar 12, 2015
Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Slightly Higher IQ
Those with genes associated with the disorder scored slightly higher on thinking tests, study finds
Feb 13, 2015
'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study
Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say
Feb 6, 2015
Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact
Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis
Jan 28, 2015
Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study
20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say
Jan 26, 2015
Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds
Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say
Jan 22, 2015
Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says
Jan 19, 2015
Those With Autism May Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Shows
Brains of people without the disorder show similar patterns, possibly because of shared social experiences
Jan 12, 2015
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups
Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds
Jan 12, 2015HDTV Article
Autism and Behavioral Observation
Identifying symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder during a brief behavioral observation may not be reliable, new study finds.
Jan 5, 2015
Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?
Study finds slight evidence that family pets boost social skills in children with the disorder
Dec 22, 2014
Different Gene Mutations May Determine Severity, Type of Autism
Finding might explain why the disorder is never identical in patients, could improve diagnosis and treatment
Dec 18, 2014
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk
Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small
Dec 10, 2014
Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows
But researchers stress it does not cause developmental disorder
Nov 23, 2014
Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism
Expert offers tips for parents on how to help children stay calm during hustle and bustle of the season
Nov 10, 2014
Minority Kids May Be Missed in Autism Diagnoses: Study
White children more likely to be identified by schools, but researchers aren't sure what's behind this trend
Nov 3, 2014
Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study
But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say
Oct 29, 2014
Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments
Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says
Oct 28, 2014
More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder
20 percent of younger brothers, sisters also diagnosed by age 3, researchers report
Oct 24, 2014
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?
Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study
Oct 14, 2014HDTV Article
Sulforaphane and Autism Spectrum Disorder
A chemical found in broccoli may help improve symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder, study finds.
Oct 13, 2014
Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study
Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary
Oct 2, 2014
Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says
But 'underlying physical abilities are there'
Sep 30, 2014
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study
But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding
Sep 25, 2014
Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study
They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder
Sep 24, 2014HDTV Article
EEG and Autism Diagnosis
Brainwave test may help doctors diagnose and classify children on the autism spectrum, new research finds.
Sep 22, 2014
Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study
Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say
Sep 22, 2014
Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended
Sep 11, 2014
Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism
Researchers find lower levels of key sex hormones in small study
Sep 9, 2014
Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Delays
But, study doesn't show that parent-based therapy can change course of autism
Aug 27, 2014
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD
Aug 21, 2014
Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says
Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away
Aug 4, 2014
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Play Key Role in Kids' Social Skills
While looking for possible link to autism, researchers found hormone affected all kids
Jul 30, 2014
Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders
Sophisticated brain scans show the two conditions are somewhat similar, but are also markedly different
Jul 29, 2014
Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study
Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult
Jul 29, 2014
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism
Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues
Jul 22, 2014
Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too
Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety
Jul 21, 2014HDTV Article
Parenting a Child on the Autism Spectrum
Meditative techniques may help reduce stress and anxiety in mothers of children with autism.
Jul 21, 2014
Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study
Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder
Jul 9, 2014
Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism
Gene mutation appears linked to subtype of disorder
Jul 1, 2014
iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study
Combining use of device with therapy sessions helped minimally verbal children talk, interact
Jul 1, 2014
Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine
Jun 25, 2014
Adults With Asperger Syndrome May Have Higher Suicide Risk
British study found people with this form of autism often think of suicide, especially if depressed
Jun 24, 2014
Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids
Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds
Jun 23, 2014
Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids
But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes
Jun 18, 2014
Parents of a Child With Autism Often Forgo Further Childbearing: Study
Stress of caring for an affected child is probably a big factor, one expert says
Jun 9, 2014
Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person
Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds