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Could dads' obesity raise autism risk for kids?

Children born to obese fathers, but not obese mothers, may have a slightly higher risk of autism than kids with thinner dads, a large new study su...

An Unexpected Discovery in the Brains of Autistic Children

[brain-patches3.jpg] Nobody knows what causes autism, a condition that varies so widely in severity that some people on the spectrum achieve envi...

Does Regressive Autism Exist?

Some clinicians and researchers divide autism into two types: one they refer to with some variation of “infantile” or “early onset” and another that ...

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

[autism_011_wide-dbc9cc9584ca53f4d6979f921a7686d13229f886-s40-c85.jpg] he symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but th...

Kids’ Sleep, Ear Troubles May Point To Autism

Frequent ear infections and waking up multiple times per night are among a growing list of potential early signs of autism, new research suggests....

Autism, Pollution, And Genital Malformations: The Missing Link

When it comes to autism, the rule for flogging research findings in the news media appears to be “Go big or go home.” And that gets us teasers lik...

Atypical Development in the Siblings of Children with Autism is Detectable at 12 months

typical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among the siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder, a study published by r...

Causal link found between vitamin D, serotonin synthesis and autism in new study

Serotonin and vitamin D have been proposed to play a role in autism, however, no causal mechanism has been established. Now, researchers show that se...

Problems in Siblings of Autistic Kids Can Be Detected Early

A new study discovers atypical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. ...

Asthma as a risk factor for autism?

[asthma-268x300.jpg] . Based on the examination of a large health insurance database based in Taiwan, researchers identified ove...

Genes maintain stability of autism traits over time

Traits that typically accompany autism, such as social impairments and communication difficulties, remain largely consistent as children age, and thi...

Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism?

You know the rule. The answer is, “No.” But the assertion has gone viral on social media thanks to the zombie-like resurrection of a long-told, oft-d...

On Autism, Environmental Toxicants, And Bias

. . . "As the authors of this review duly note but never quantify in a clear way (the reader must dig through thousands of words to pin down numbers)...

Do Medical Problems Reveal Autism Subtypes?

A Harvard Medical School analysis of electronic medical records suggests that some children with autism fall into one of three distinct subgroups ...

New insights into the mystery of autism: Could it be caused at birth by salt in the nerves?

High levels of salt in the nerve cells of newborn babies could be the crucial early trigger that results in autism later in childhood according to a ...

Speech Disrupts Facial Attention in 6-Month-Old Infants Who Later Develop Autism

rom birth, infants naturally show a preference for human contact and interaction, including faces and voices. These basic predispositions to socia...

Clinical research: Birth complications increase autism risk

In premature infants, bleeding inside the skull and respiratory distress requiring a certain type of ventilator may each contribute to an increased r...

Link between rare cancer neurofibromatosis and autism discovered

Almost a quarter of people afflicted with the rare cancer neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are also diagnosed with autism according to a new study publ...

Skill lag and loss common in children with autism

[skillLoss400b.jpg] There are numerous reports of children with autism learning how to do something, such as wave goodbye, and then losing that sk...

Clinical research: Extra X increases risk of autism

Men who have an extra X chromosome have an elevated risk of developing autism, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, according to a study published i...