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Higher lithium in drinking water may increase autism risk

Scientists at UCLA Health have conducted a new study linking lithium in drinking water with a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder in the...

People with autism have different brain development, study finds

A new study conducted by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute has found that people with autism have different brain development than those...

Scientists find how to detect autism in newborns

In a study from Rutgers University, scientists found brain-wave data collected during a hearing test routinely given to newborns could help clinicians spot neurodevelopmental...

ADHD more strongly linked to anxiety and depression compared to autism

Autistic people and people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience anxiety and depression. When these conditions occur together, though – as they often...

This study shows 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...

Early self-awareness of autism can lead to better quality of life

In a study from the University of Portsmouth, scientists found people who learn they are autistic when they are younger may have a heightened...

Elon Musk: how being autistic may make him think differently

The business magnate and new owner of Twitter Elon Musk revealed a while ago that he is autistic. Musk, the wealthiest person in the...

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...