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Out Of Sync Brains Provide Clues to Autism

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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. Sorr...
Researchers offer glimpse into how autistic brains are wired.

Autism Takes Grim Financial Toll on Families, Especially Moms

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 th...
Study says mothers of autistic kids take lower-paying, more flexible jobs.

South Korean Autism Study Shows Rates May Be Much Higher Than Thought

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 o...Researchers found 2.6 percent of the children studied had autism.

Treatments for Autism: What Works, What Doesn't

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 th...
There's new guidance in the world of autism treatment: While medications can be a mixed bag, behavioral interventions can help -- a lot.

Brain Scans May Be Diagnostic Tool for Autism, Study Says

These scans were used to look for flaws in the brain's circuitry that could be used to detect autism. Credit: Autism Research
Given 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.

Jaundice in Newborns Could Be Linked to Autism, Researchers Say

Danish researchers say jaundice in newborns could be related to autism. Credit: Getty Images
Some researchers have a jaundiced view of autism. Literally. They claim newborns who have jaundice might face a higher risk of the developmental co...
Some say observations may be what is jaundiced.

Girls With Autism Poo-Pooed by Doctors?

Only one out of five kids with autism are girls. Credit: Corbis
Girls 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 co...
Such profound levels of strange behavior usually only associated with boys

New CDC Data: As Many as 1 Percent of Kids May Be Autistic

Is autism on the rise, or are American doctors better able to diagnose it? Credit: Beverly & Pack, Flickr
The Centers for Disease Control have updated their estimated number of American children with autism: The data now shows that between 1 i...

World Autism Awareness Day

Odds are good that you or someone you know has been affected by autism. Yet there still are more questions than answers when it comes to the complex brain disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and ...

Study finds fever temporarily eases autism

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 ...

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