Autism News

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12/14/2015
Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk, Study Suggests

But depression, not medication, might be a possible trigger, experts say

12/8/2015
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

11/13/2015
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

11/3/2015
Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study

Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

10/27/2015
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

10/26/2015
Scientists Explore Role of 'Love Hormone' in Boosting Social Ties

Oxytocin linked to marijuana-like molecule in the brain, study says

9/21/2015
Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery

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

9/14/2015
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

9/14/2015
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

9/14/2015
ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

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

9/4/2015
Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

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

9/1/2015
Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism

Results could help personalize care, experts say

8/6/2015
Social Skills Program for Young Adults With Autism Shows Promise

PEERS involves patients and caregivers to maintain social support and guidance

7/29/2015
Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study

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

7/27/2015
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Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

7/22/2015
Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds

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

7/17/2015
Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too

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

7/2/2015
Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

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

6/11/2015
Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism

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

6/9/2015
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

6/5/2015
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

6/5/2015
Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says

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

5/22/2015
Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

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

5/15/2015
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

5/14/2015
Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds

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

5/13/2015
Common Sports, Hobbies Often Popular Among People With Autism

Study undercuts notion that these individuals only focus on specialized pursuits

5/13/2015
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

5/13/2015
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

5/1/2015
Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

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

4/28/2015
Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls

They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds

4/21/2015
Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism

Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found

4/21/2015
Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation

Report highlights need for more services for this age group

4/21/2015
Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link

Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

4/15/2015
Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study

Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result

4/15/2015
Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

Future research will examine more families, different occupations

4/14/2015
Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

4/9/2015
Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism

But research is still preliminary, expert says

3/25/2015
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

3/25/2015
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

3/19/2015
IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds

But multiple births, mother's age may account for the increased risk, researchers say

3/12/2015
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

2/13/2015
'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

2/6/2015
Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact

Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

1/28/2015
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

1/26/2015
Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds

Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

1/22/2015
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

1/19/2015
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

1/12/2015
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups

Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

1/5/2015
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

12/22/2014
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