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Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study

July 29, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The annual cost of caring for Americans with autism might reach $500 billion by 2025, a new study estimates, with outside estimates approaching $1 trillion.
Health economists at the University of California, Davis, analyzed national data and concluded that costs will range from $162 billion to $367 billion in […]


People Born Early May Have These Personality Traits in Common

July 28, 2015

Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.


Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds

July 22, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Low levels of a certain hormone may play a role in the social difficulties that children with autism spectrum disorders experience, new research suggests.
Vasopressin, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure, may play a role in social behavior, according to Karen Parker, a co-author of […]


Dad’s Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too

July 17, 2015

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Involved parenting by the father of an autistic child improves the mother’s mental health, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at the families of 50 children with autism. They found that when fathers took an active role in parenting during infancy, it benefited both the child’s development and the […]


Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

July 2, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found.
The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who didn’t about 80 percent of the time based only on “sniff […]


Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

July 2, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found.
The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who didn’t about 80 percent of the time based only on “sniff […]


Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism

June 11, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exceptional visual perception might be an early hallmark of autism, which could help predict a child will be diagnosed with the developmental disability, a new British study suggests.
Infants who more quickly perceived a mismatched symbol on a screen when they were 9 months old were […]


Parents’ Age May Be Factor in Child’s Autism Risk

June 9, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents’ ages may play a role in a child’s risk of developing autism, a new study suggests.
Past research has already reported a higher risk of autism among children of older parents, as was found in this new paper. But this study also suggests that children […]


Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says

June 5, 2015

Air pollution exposure may be linked to a child’s risk of autism, a recent study suggests.


Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism

June 5, 2015

FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Well-intentioned parents of children with autism may think that special diets or supplements can help their child, but a new study suggests that often these efforts lead to problems.
As the researchers explain, many children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are picky eaters, and parents may direct […]



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