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Pop quiz: Your child has autism because:A. He is allergic to turkey. B. Small pox vaccines are evil! C. He was born on the 8th of the month, and, according to your study of numerology, that's bad. ...Researchers offer glimpse into how autistic brains are wired.
Mothers suffer the most financially from having an autistic child, according to U.S. News & World Report. Credit: Getty Images
Imagine being a child with autism.Even in the mildest cases, you constantly feel out of sync with...Study says mothers of autistic kids take lower-paying, more flexible jobs.
2.6 percent of the children had autism -- more than two times the average rate reported in developed nations. Credit: AFP/Getty Images A six-year study looking at autism rates in a South Korean city could lead to new global estimates...Researchers found 2.6 percent of the children studied had autism.
Watch a video on how autism can be treated.Credit: Getty Images Moms of kids with autism usually try everything under the sun -- from medications to diets to behavioral therapies -- to help their kids. But there's new guidance in...There's new guidance in the world of autism treatment: While medications can be a mixed bag, behavioral interventions can help -- a lot.
These scans were used to look for flaws in the brain's circuitry that could be used to detect autism. Credit: Autism ResearchGiven the choice, it's likely most parents would choose to subject their child to one 10-minute MRI scan in lieu of days...Brain scans could one day be used as a tool to diagnose autism, a new study reveals.
Danish researchers say jaundice in newborns could be related to autism. Credit: Getty ImagesSome researchers have a jaundiced view of autism. Literally. They claim newborns who have jaundice might face a higher risk of the developmental...Some say observations may be what is jaundiced.
Only one out of five kids with autism are girls. Credit: CorbisGirls with autism? How absurd. Only boys could be that socially clueless. A Swedish researcher tells United Press International that's the prevailing attitude of the medical...Such profound levels of strange behavior usually only associated with boys
Is autism on the rise, or are American doctors better able to diagnose it? Credit: Beverly & Pack, FlickrThe Centers for Disease Control have updated their estimated number of American children with autism: The data now shows that between 1...
It's not often that a research study makes me really excited, but a study that has found fever can temporarily restore nerve cell communications in regions of the autistic brain, restoring a child's ability to interact and socialize during the fever...