WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While the origins of autism remain mysterious, new research points to the infant immune system as a potential contributing factor.
A team of Swedish and American researchers said levels of certain protein “markers” in newborns’ blood seemed to predict which children would go on to develop an autism spectrum […]
TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism learn new words the same way as other children do, but it takes them longer, a small study found.
The researchers compared 15 children with autism, aged 18 months to 7 years, and a control group of 15 children without the developmental disorder.
A series of tests […]
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While a U.S. government-funded job training program for people with autism has a high success rate, many who get jobs earn well below the federal poverty line, a new study finds.
“We found that over half of the people with autism who used Vocational Rehabilitation services got jobs,” said […]
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children are being diagnosed with autism at younger ages since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made changes to their diagnosis guidelines in 2007, a new study says.
The AAP guidelines now advise doctors to screen all children for autism during well-child visits when children are 18 months and […]
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Discovering that a child with autism has wandered away from the safety of home would be a terrifying moment for any parent.
Now, a new study reports that one-third of children on the autism spectrum engage in wandering behaviors.
“Wandering places children with autism spectrum disorders at risk of serious […]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds.
Researchers found that children living in a swampy region in central New York were 25 […]
FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New findings about where children with autism look during conversations could lead to changes in treatment programs, researchers say.
The researchers used special technology to monitor the eye movements of 18 children with autism between the ages of 6 and 12, and 19 children without the developmental disorder.
The researchers […]
By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Spacing pregnancies in close succession may increase the risk of autism in children, a large new research review suggests.
Examining existing research involving more than 1.1 million children, scientists also found that longer pregnancy spacing — in excess of five years — may be linked to […]
THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The autism rate among school-aged children in the United States has held steady in recent years, but it’s too early to determine whether rates are stabilizing, according to a federal government report released Thursday.
The autism rate was 1 in 68 children in 2012, the same as it was […]