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Scientists find a new cause of autism

Scientists from Northwestern University and elsewhere found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...

Autism spectrum disorder: Uncovering clues to a complicated condition

Autism is a complex brain disorder that first appears during early childhood. It affects how a person behaves and interacts with others. People with autism...

Routine prenatal ultrasound could identify early signs of autism

According to a study in 2021, the autism rate among 8-year-old children in the United States is one in 44. The rate was the highest...

Screen time linked to autism in boys, study finds

In a new study from the University of Yamanashi, researchers found screen time is strongly linked to autism spectrum disorder among boys at age...

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...