Autism News

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3/7/2013
Short-Term Exercise Might Boost Young People's Self-Control

Study findings, if confirmed, may have relevance for treating ADHD, autism

3/5/2013
Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children

Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

3/4/2013
Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds

70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

2/28/2013
Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression

Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

2/27/2013
Animals May Boost Social Interaction in Kids With Autism

Study found children were more talkative and engaged with people in presence of small pets

2/27/2013
Brain Connections Differ in Children With Autism

Study found more short-range connections, fewer long-range connections

2/26/2013
Can Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Autism?

Reports show promise, but more research is needed before recommendations are made

2/20/2013
Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show

Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

2/18/2013
Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females

Findings may help explain disorder's prevalence among boys

2/12/2013
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk

But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder

2/9/2013
Don't Overlook Eating Issues Tied to Autism, Study Warns

These feeding problems can lead to nutritional deficiencies, expert says

2/8/2013
Infants' Inattentiveness Might Signal Later Autism, Study Says

Signs of social impairment may be evident early, research suggests

1/31/2013
Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study

New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

1/16/2013
Autism Researchers Surprised by Impaired Brain Connections

Study upends common beliefs, they say

1/16/2013
For Some Children, Autism Symptoms May Fade With Age

Researchers not sure whether treatment or genetics explain the phenomenon, but suspect both play a part

1/14/2013
Researchers Link 25 New Gene Variants to Autism

Finding might one day help predict risk among younger siblings of those with the disorder

1/11/2013
Bullying Harms Kids With Autism, Parents Say

Many suffer emotional trauma, physical injury

1/3/2013
Genes Changes Seen in Alzheimer's Can Be Found in Infancy: Study

Prenatal brain development may influence psychiatric risk later in life, researchers say

1/1/2013
Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012

Other headlines included steroid/meningitis outbreak, demise of the routine PSA test

12/20/2012
Genes Linked to Autism Seem to Have Strong Tendency to Mutate

Study found mutations tied to many disorders tend to cluster in certain areas of the genome

12/18/2012
Many Adults With Autism Unhappy With Their Health Care

Better approaches needed to serve these patients, researcher says

12/17/2012
Asperger's, Autism Not Linked to Violence: Experts

Some media reports on man behind Connecticut shooting suggest that he had this mild form of autism

12/12/2012
Gene Study Uncovers More Autism Clues

Scientists spot nearly 100 genes linking the disorder with inherited fragile X syndrome

12/11/2012
Common Heart Drug Might Dampen Some Autism Symptoms

Study found benefit most pronounced in those with milder forms of developmental disorder

12/7/2012
Kids With Autism Common Users of ERs, Study Says

Findings suggest need for better outpatient psychiatric care

12/3/2012
Psychiatry Gets Revised Diagnostic Manual

One of the biggest changes: 'autistic disorder' will now be known as 'autism spectrum disorder'

11/30/2012
Could Baby's Crying Give Clues to Autism?

Small study found subtle differences in sounds made by at-risk infants through computer analysis

11/29/2012
Brain Scans Show Differences in Adults With Autism

Two new studies hint that immune system may play some role in condition

11/26/2012
Study Sees Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Autism Risk

Infants in high-smog areas were more likely to develop the condition

11/16/2012
Kids With Autism and Child Prodigies May Share Certain Traits

Study found high attention to detail, working memory scores

11/12/2012
Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism

Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

10/31/2012
Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism

Success of intensive interactive therapy highlights value of early intervention, researchers report

10/30/2012
Autism Tough to Spot Before 6 Months of Age, Study Suggests

Signs didn't typically emerge until later, and early diagnosis didn't mean case was more severe

10/19/2012
Kids With Autism Find It Hard to Describe Poor Behavior, Study Finds

Scans showed less brain activity in areas involved with language when these kids saw others being bad

10/12/2012
Could Stem Cells Treat Autism? Newly Approved Study May Tell

Children will receive infusion of stem cells from their own umbilical cord blood

10/8/2012
Nearly Half of Children With Autism Wander From Safety: Survey

Advocates say a system such as Amber Alerts is needed for these kids

10/2/2012
New Autism Criteria Will Have Minor Impact: Study

Most children should still be eligible for care, researchers say

9/28/2012
Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers

Knowledge isn't always power, some women say, study finds

9/27/2012
Research Lacking on Drugs for Older Children With Autism, Study Finds

Majority seem to be 'taking medications we have very little evidence for,' doctor says

9/25/2012
Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says

Gastrointestinal trouble, heightened sensory responses found in about one-fourth of kids

9/25/2012
'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice

New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

9/19/2012
Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism

Scientists say preliminary findings show it might help social withdrawal

9/13/2012
Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids

Many cases of autism missed when parents don't know what signs to look for, researchers say

9/3/2012
Almost Half of U.S. Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied

Problem is much more widespread than parents may realize, experts say

8/28/2012
Little Evidence on Value of Treatments for Autism: Report

Whether it's drug therapy or vocational training, more study needed to clarify benefits

8/22/2012
Older Dads May Raise Risk for Autism, Schizophrenia in Kids

New mutations in male DNA increase with age, study finds

8/1/2012
Pets May Help Kids With Autism Develop Social Skills

Study found if animal came into home after child was born, communication improved

7/23/2012
'Toe-Walking' More Common in Kids With Mental Woes: Study

Many healthy children also adopt this stance, which can lead to posture problems, experts say

7/2/2012
Family History of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder May Up Kids' Risk for Autism

The three conditions might share similar underlying risk factors, study authors say

6/26/2012
Brain EEG Test Might Help Spot Autism: Study

Children with the disorder showed differences in synchronization among brain regions