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Autism affects brain development in boys and girls differently

Researchers at UC Davis have made a significant discovery about how autism affects brain development differently in boys and girls. Their findings, which were shared...

Eight ways to raise happier, healthier kids, according to experts

If you're raising kids, your goal is probably simple: You want happy and healthy young people who are ultimately equipped to navigate life on...

Children may overestimate smart speakers’ abilities

Children overrate the intelligence of smart speakers—such as Alexa, Siri, or Google Home—and are uncertain if the systems can think like humans or not,...

Philadelphia successfully treats youth PTSD with proven therapy

It's tough to make proven treatments a standard part of healthcare. In fact, only about 31% of attempts to add them to health care...

The hidden literacy of nonspeaking autistic individuals

For a long time, many have assumed that nonspeaking autistic individuals lack the understanding and ability to use language. This belief has led to...

Bullying in childhood linked to long-term mental health issues

A new study by researchers from UCLA Health and the University of Glasgow has uncovered a significant link between childhood bullying, the development of...

Scientists confirm link between gut health and autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects how people communicate and behave, often noticed through less interaction with others and doing the...

Scientists find important cause of autism

A team of researchers, including experts from Northwestern University, has made a significant discovery about how our brains develop. They found out that a certain...

Children with autism and ADHD have different sleep disorders

A study recently published in Autism Research has shed light on how sleep disorders vary significantly among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), those...

Neighborhood disadvantage linked to higher autism risk in children

A recent brief report published in JAMA Psychiatry sheds light on a concerning association: children born in more disadvantaged neighborhoods face an increased likelihood...