Autism News

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Article Title
3/30/2010
Susceptibility to Autism Tied to Genes

Researchers identify variations that point to spectrum disorders

3/15/2010
Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity

But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

3/15/2010
Newer Genetic Test for Autism More Effective

Study finds chromosomal microarray analysis detects more abnormalities

2/26/2010
Reading Remediation Seems to Rewire the Brain

Study findings could have implications for autism, stroke and other conditions

2/25/2010
Gene Mutation in Mice Sheds Light on Autism

Drugs targeting obsessive behavior might hold promise for people

2/17/2010
True Signs of Autism May Not Appear Until 1st Birthday

Expert suggests later screening that emphasizes social behaviors

2/15/2010
'Bonding' Hormone Might Help Some With Autism

High-functioning patients grasped interpersonal cues better after oxytocin treatment

2/12/2010
Another Study Refutes Vaccination-Autism Link

Whether measles shot was alone or in combination didn't matter, researchers say

2/10/2010
Autism-Related Hypersensitivity Better Understood

Scientists working with mice identify delay in key brain circuitry

2/10/2010
New Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental Illnesses Proposed

Suggested changes include not formally recognizing sex addiction, spotting those at risk for dementia

2/8/2010
Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child

Dad's age didn't matter unless father was older, mom much younger, study found

2/3/2010
Mealtime a Challenge for Some With Autism

Those with the disorder prone to restrictive, obsessive eating habits

2/2/2010
Controversial Autism Study Retracted by Medical Journal

1998 paper scared parents over possible link between MMR vaccine, developmental disorder

1/11/2010
Misconnections in Developing Brain May Cause Autism

Mounting evidence opens possibility of future drug treatment, researchers say

1/8/2010
1/5/2010
Autism May Cluster Among Highly Educated

California study finds a higher rate in neighborhoods with lots of college grads

1/4/2010
More Toddlers, Young Children Given Antipsychotics

Researchers question the 'worrisome' trend

1/4/2010
No Proof Yet That Special Diets Ease Autism

Experts say that, for now, parents should work with their child's doctors

1/1/2010
Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009

Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

12/18/2009
Brain Imaging Sheds Light on Social Woes Related to Autism

Atyical response to self-relevant thoughts may help explain interpersonal problems

12/18/2009
One in 110 U.S. Children Has Autism

Latest CDC estimates reflect growing prevalence of developmental disorder

11/30/2009
Working Intensely Early on May Help Autistic Kids

Language, social skills improve with specially designed program, study finds

11/15/2009
'Love Hormone' May Trigger Jealousy, Too

Oxytocin could be inappropriate for use with autism, expert cautions

11/13/2009
New Understanding of How the Brain Detects Emotion

Study findings might further autism research

11/9/2009
Handwriting Skills May Lag in Kids With Autism

Therapy to improve letter formation could boost self-esteem, researchers say

10/27/2009
Antipsychotic Drugs Spur Dramatic Weight Gain in Kids

Researchers urge other alternatives, close monitoring of patients

10/22/2009
Less Sensitivity to Hormone May Play Role in Autism

Treatment with oxytocin might improve social interaction, researchers say

10/19/2009
Mercury Levels Not Abnormal in Autistic Children

Study finds no differences when compared to kids without disorder

10/7/2009
Potential Pieces of Autism Puzzle Revealed

Researchers identify possible genetic links, but urge further study

10/5/2009
Autism May Be More Common Than Thought

U.S. government study estimates that 1 of every 91 children is affected

8/5/2009
Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language

Trouble seems to lie in visual processing, researchers say

7/27/2009
With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

Study finds no increase in gastrointestinal problems in kids with the disorder

7/17/2009
Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels

Behavior problems, not additional caretaking, seem to cause the distress

7/15/2009
Ability to Consider Other People's Thoughts Grows After Age 6

Brain scan study sheds light on social development

7/15/2009
Younger Teens Really Do Care What People Think

The opinion of others is key to their self-image, study finds

7/6/2009
Autism May Be Linked to Mom's Autoimmune Disease

Possible causes of disorder should now include celiac disease, study suggests

6/26/2009
Chromosome Abnormality Tied to Autistic Behavior in Mice

Finding could help advance autism research in humans

6/19/2009
Standard IQ Test May Undervalue People With Autism

Study shows they could solve problems faster than non-autistics on a different test

6/1/2009
Celexa May Not Help Kids With Autism

Study finds no benefit, and more side effects, but not all agree

5/20/2009
Gene Gives Clues to Why Autism More Common in Boys

Family study sheds more light on mysterious condition

5/4/2009
Brain Anatomy Could Point to Autism

These children tend to have larger amygdala, a neural center for emotion

4/28/2009
Research Highlights Genetic Risk for Autism

Expert calls new findings a 'crack in the facade' of the disorder

4/27/2009
Autism Tied to Older Moms, Breech Birth

But it's unlikely these factors cause the neurological condition, experts say

4/17/2009
Melatonin May Ease Sleep Problems in Autistic Children

Small study finds over-the-counter melatonin reduces time to slumber

4/2/2009
Asperger Syndrome Tied to Low Cortisol Levels

Finding could steer caregivers away from situations that would add to anxiety

3/2/2009
Gene Variant Allies Autism, Gastrointestinal Woes

It's associated with both brain development and GI system functions, study finds

2/14/2009
Men Must Contend With a Biological Clock, Too

Older males face higher risk of fathering children with medical problems, research finds

2/12/2009
Court Says Vaccine Not the Cause of Autism

Ruling, involving 3 families, seen as setback for parents who fear a link

2/9/2009
2 Genes Implicated in Autism

Finding might lead to better diagnosis, treatment, study suggests

1/16/2009
Saliva Test Could Indicate Autism

Presence of abnormal proteins might be sign of the condition, study says