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U.S. autism rates are higher than before, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as 1 in 54 among children aged...

Scientists find an early behavior sign of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a strong behavioral sign to indicate which infants who have an older sibling with autism will themselves...

Science continues to suggest a link between autism and the gut. Here’s why that’s...

Many people will associate autism with traits including atypical social interactions, repetitive behaviors, and difficulties with speech and communication. But perhaps lesser known is the...

Common autism test may be unreliable, cannot capture autism signs

In a new study, researchers found that a common test used by doctors and researchers to measure autistic personality traits lacks reliability and might...

Why people with autism may highly sensitive to light and noise

Many people with autism spectrum disorders are highly sensitive to light, noise, and other sensory input. In a new study, researchers found a neural circuit...

Young men with autism lack this key stuff in brains

In a new study, researchers have shown that the brains of young men with autism have low levels of a protein that appears to...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...

Anxiety in autistic children – why rates are so high

Many aspects of the world can be overwhelming for autistic children, so it is unsurprising that dealing with the challenging impact of anxiety has...

New sperm test may show autism risk in future children

While the causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not fully understood, researchers believe both genetics and environment play a role. In some cases, the...

Autism and synesthesia may be linked on sensory and social levels

In a recent study from Radboud University, researchers found that synesthetes also often have enhanced sensory sensitivity and that they have similar social skills...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

This symptom could be the first sign of COVID-19

In a new study, researchers suggest that the first tell-tale signs of the coronavirus may be in an unexpected loss of smell. Ear, nose, and...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...