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  1. Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The annual cost of caring for Americans with autism might reach $500 billion by 2025, a new study estimates, with outside estimates approaching $1 trillion. Health economists at the University of California, Davis, anal

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  2. Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of a certain hormone may play a role in the social difficulties that children with autism spectrum disorders experience, new research suggests. Vasopressin, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure, may pla

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  3. Kids with Autism Respond Differently to Smells

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found. The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who

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  4. Diets, Supplements May Not Help Kids With Autism

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Well-intentioned parents of children with autism may think that special diets or supplements can help their child, but a new study suggests that often these efforts lead to problems. As the researchers explain, many

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  5. Animals May Ease Anxiety in Children With Autism

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being around animals may help reduce social anxiety in children with autism, new research suggests. The findings could lead to new treatment approaches that use pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs to help children with

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  6. Preparing Kids With Autism for Adult Life

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism have a better chance of finding and keeping a job if they can effectively perform basic daily tasks, such as bathing, brushing their teeth, cleaning and preparing meals, new research reveals. Investigators

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  7. Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging study of preschoolers has seemingly identified gender differences in the way autism may manifest itself in the brain. "This research adds to a growing body of evidence that there are differences between boys a

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  8. Girls With Autism Fare Worse Than Boys: Study

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While girls are far less likely than boys to be diagnosed with autism, girls with the developmental disorder show more impairments compared to their healthy female peers than comparable sets of boys do, new research su

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  9. Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study finds no evidence that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine raises the risk of autism -- even among children who are at increased genetic risk. Experts said the findings, reported in the April 21 issue

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  10. Young Adults With Autism: Unemployment, Isolation

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As children with autism grow older, many approach adulthood without continued access to the kind of special needs services they routinely received as children, a new report warns. The "National Autism Indicators Report: Tra

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