Diet for Autism: What Works?
Up to half of children with autism are placed on special diets by their parents to improve symptoms, despite conflicting evidence that they work.
MRI Shows Differences in Autistic Brain
Stanford University researchers say they have identified key differences in the brain gray matter of children with and without autism, which could potentially prove useful in the diagnosis and treatment of the developmental disorder.
Risk of Autism Recurrence Higher Than Thought
The risk of autism in a child whose older sibling is already diagnosed with the disorder is higher than previously believed, according to new research.
Birth Complications Linked to Autism
A wide variety of problems that crop up during labor and shortly after birth appears to increase a child’s risk for developing of autism, a new study shows.
Environment Plays Bigger Role in Autism Than Thought
One of the largest studies of twins shows environment may play a larger role in the development of autism than previously recognized.
Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy: Autism Risk?
Children born to women who take SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy may have a slight increase in risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a new study suggests.
Out of Sync Brain May Be a Clue to Autism
A brain that is out of sync may be an early clue of autism, researchers suggest.
New Clues on Genetic Causes of Autism
Genetic mutations not inherited from parents appear to explain some cases of autism, new research suggests. And the mutations may number in the hundreds.
Prenatal Vitamins May Lower Autism Risk
Taking prenatal vitamins may reduce the risk of having a child with autism, new research shows.
Brain Scans May Help Detect Autism
Brain scans known as functional MRIs may someday help in diagnosing autism, according to new research.