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    1. Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- What many parents of children with autism have long suspected -- that autism and gastrointestinal complaints often go together -- is now supported by a new study. The study, a review of medical research, found that child

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    2. FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism Treatments

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Companies that make false or misleading claims that their products and therapies can treat or even cure autism face possible legal action if they continue, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned them. As part of

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    3. No Link Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Existing guidelines on when and how

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    4. Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in brain connectivity may help explain the social impairments common in those who have autism spectrum disorders, new research suggests. The small study compared the brains of 25 teens with an autism spec

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    5. Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research. The new study also found that boys whose moth

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    6. Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to obese fathers, but not obese mothers, may have a slightly higher risk of autism than kids with thinner dads, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 93,000 Norwegian children they followe

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    7. U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in 68 American children is now diagnosed with autism or a related disorder, federal health officials reported Thursday. That's a 30 percent increase from just two years ago when the estimate was one in 88 children

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    8. More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism show key "patches of disorganization" in the outer layers of the brain, according to a new study said to offer more evidence that the developmental disorder begins in the womb. Experts have long belie

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    9. Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new DNA study begins to explain why girls are less likely than boys to have an autism spectrum disorder. It turns out that girls tend not to develop autism when only mild genetic abnormalities exist, the researche

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    10. Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of services for children with autism averages more than $17,000 per child each year -- with school systems footing much of the bill, a new U.S. study estimates. Researchers found that compared to kids without autism,

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