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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
Jun 6, 2014
Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism
Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say
Jun 3, 2014
Hormone Levels in Womb Tied to Autism Risk in Boys: Study
Experts caution that finding is preliminary, with no current implications for treatment or prevention
May 29, 2014
Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism
Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe
May 15, 2014HDTV Article
Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Toddlers who engage in repetitive behaviors may be showing early signs of autism, new research indicates
May 14, 2014
Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study
Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults
May 14, 2014
Early Repetitive Behaviors May Signal Autism Risk
Research in siblings of children with autism may give parents a way to spot signs of the disorder earlier
May 14, 2014
Study Probes Why Kids With Autism Are Oversensitive to Touch, Noise
New brain imaging study shows certain regions are hyperactive to sensory stimuli
May 8, 2014
May 6, 2014
Skills Like Walking, Talking Don't Come Easily for Minority Kids With Autism
Phenomenon occurs twice as often in black children, 1.5 times more in Hispanics than in whites: study
May 5, 2014
Genes, Environment May Play Equal Parts in Autism Risk: Study
Interaction between the two is probably complex, needs more research, experts say
Apr 29, 2014
Older Mothers at Higher Risk of Child With Autism, Study Suggests
Researchers compared thousands of children born in Sweden over two decades
Apr 28, 2014
Autism Affects Motor Skills Too
As condition's severity rises, so do difficulties in movement, dexterity, study finds
Apr 28, 2014
Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review
Their risk for digestive problems is 4 times higher than in typically developing peers, researchers found
Apr 28, 2014HDTV Article
Autism and GI Issues
Children with autism spectrum disorder face a higher than average risk for gastrointestinal problems, new research finds.
Apr 25, 2014
FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism Treatments
Consumers should beware of false, misleading claims, says agency, which has issued warnings to makers
Apr 25, 2014
FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility
Apr 24, 2014
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids
Apr 21, 2014
No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice
Apr 16, 2014
Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests
Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder
Apr 16, 2014
Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say
Apr 15, 2014
Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism
The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests
Apr 14, 2014
Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say
Apr 7, 2014
Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?
Study finds slight increase linked to weight of fathers, not mothers
Apr 7, 2014HDTV Article
Parental Obesity and Autism Risk
Children of obese parents may face a higher risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Mar 27, 2014
U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids
Researchers say increase could be due to better diagnosis of the developmental disorder
Mar 26, 2014
More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy
Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development
Mar 14, 2014
Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'
People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests
Mar 13, 2014
More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism
Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed
Mar 12, 2014
Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study
These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest
Mar 7, 2014
Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems
Study found developmental or behavioral red flags in babies as young as 1 year
Feb 27, 2014
Gene Study Offers Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males
Girls seem to tolerate more genetic mutations than boys do before showing symptoms of disorder
Feb 26, 2014
Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small
Feb 10, 2014
Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds
School systems bear the brunt, not parents, researchers find
Feb 6, 2014
Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism
Children with the condition had busier brains at rest, scans showed
Feb 6, 2014
Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to Autism
Researchers found 6-month-olds who shifted their gaze away were more likely to develop disorder
Jan 31, 2014
A Challenge at Work Might Ease Autism Symptoms in Adults
Finding counters the notion that difficult behaviors are hard to alter in these patients
Jan 22, 2014
New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers
Study says stricter definition of the condition means fewer children will meet threshold
Jan 14, 2014
Sight, Sound Out of Sync in Kids With Autism, Study Finds
Researcher compares the processing delay to a poorly dubbed movie
Jan 14, 2014
Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism
Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms
Jan 7, 2014HDTV Article
Autism and Complimentary Alternative Medicine
Parents of children on the autism spectrum often use alternative therapies, some unproven and risky, according to new study.
Jan 2, 2014
Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
Study found an association, but researchers said such infections are common and most don't lead to problems
Dec 18, 2013
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk
Dec 12, 2013
Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?
Researchers see promise in two novel therapies
Dec 5, 2013
Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism
Study found it helped children bothered by ordinary noises, feel of toothbrush or shower water on skin
Dec 2, 2013
Can 'Love Hormone' Treat Autism?
Study suggests oxytocin boosts activity in social areas of brain in children with disorder
Nov 25, 2013
Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy May Not Raise Autism Risk
Researchers looked at offspring of women who had used SSRI drugs
Nov 22, 2013
'Mixing' of Senses More Common in Autism: Study
With synesthesia, sight, taste, smell and sound may blend
Nov 21, 2013
Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain
Two studies identify gene mutations that act together to disrupt the brain's wiring before birth
Nov 20, 2013
People With Autism May Recognize Faces in Different Way: Study
Findings may help explain focus on mouth, rather than eyes
Nov 18, 2013
Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism
But whether one causes the other isn't clear
Nov 18, 2013HDTV Article
Media Overload and Autism Spectrum Disorders
How do television, computers and video games affect sleep in children with autism spectrum disorders?
Nov 13, 2013
U.S. Adults With Autism May Face Housing Crisis
Nationwide poll finds shortage of services
Nov 8, 2013
What Happens When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods?
Case report suggests vitamin deficiencies, serious health problems can follow
Nov 7, 2013
Inside the Autistic Brain: New Research Challenges Current Beliefs
More neural connections, not fewer, seen in studies
Nov 6, 2013
Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism, Study Confirms
Digestive distress often accompanied by irritability, social withdrawal
Nov 6, 2013
Autism Sign May Appear in First Months of Life
Eye contact starts declining at 8 weeks, finds study
Nov 5, 2013
Autism, Language Problems May Be Linked in Families: Study
Relatives of those with disorder showed deficiencies on grammar, writing and vocabulary tests
Oct 28, 2013
More Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism Risk for Kids: Study
However, this doesn't mean more weight causes neurodevelopmental disorder, authors stress
Oct 28, 2013
Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says
Oct 22, 2013
Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds
Experts say parents should be cautious about their use
Oct 3, 2013
Missing Genes May Be Tied to Development of Autism: Study
Gene deletions, having only 1 copy of a gene instead of 2, may alter activity of brain neurons, researchers say
Oct 1, 2013
Kids With Autism Often Have Trouble Sleeping, Study Shows
From age 2.5 until their teens, children with the disorder tend to wake up frequently during the night
Sep 27, 2013
Teaching Sleep Tips to Parents Seems to Help Kids With Autism
Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important
Sep 25, 2013
Study Finds No Connection Between Autism, Celiac Disease
Research casts doubt on practice of placing children with autism on a gluten-free diet, experts say
Sep 25, 2013
Preemies' Woes Sometimes Due to Heredity, Study Says
Severe mental illness, learning difficulties often blamed on early birth, but may just run in family
Sep 18, 2013
Genetic Condition May Be Mistaken for Autism in Some Kids: Report
Rigorous evaluations needed to rule out deletion syndrome in children, experts say
Sep 18, 2013
Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently
Surveys looked at life after high school for 20-somethings with various disorders
Aug 29, 2013
New Clues to Causes of Autism Found
A certain group of enzymes may affect many genes linked to the developmental disorder, scientists say
Aug 27, 2013
What Is 'Play' to a Child With Autism?
Motion preferred to arts and crafts or pretending, study finds
Aug 26, 2013
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD
Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits