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1 in 44 children in the US has autism, study finds

In a new study from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers found the autism rate among 8-year-old children in the United States is...

Gut bacteria don’t cause autism. Autistic kids’ microbiome differences are due to picky eating

There has been much speculation that the community of bacteria living in the gut – known as the microbiome – may be different among...

Treating specific symptoms of autism or ADHD can help children, even without a diagnosis

For individuals experiencing mental health difficulties, early access to support services and effective intervention can be life-altering. To access these services through the health-care system,...

This pregnancy symptom linked to a much higher autism risk in child

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Perinatology, researchers found children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum—a severe form of morning sickness—during...

Processed foods may hold key to rise in autism

In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers found that processed foods may contribute to autism. This is a big step closer to showing the...

This type of food may contribute to autism, study shows

In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers found that processed foods may hold key to rise in autism. This is a big step closer...

Autism develops differently in girls than boys, study finds

In a new study from the University of Virginia, researchers found how autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests in the brains of girls. The researchers discovered that...

Majority of children with autism may be ‘doing well’

In a new study, researchers found that positive outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more common than previously thought. This is is...

Mistake discovered in autism guidelines – many could have missed a diagnosis

If a person thinks they might have autism, they will usually see their general practitioner as the first port of call. The GP will use...

Scientists find an important cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found that autism spectrum disorder may be caused by defects in the mitochondria of brain cells. The research was...