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    1. Baby's Immune System Might Hint at Autism Risk

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the origins of autism remain mysterious, new research points to the infant immune system as a potential contributing factor. A team of Swedish and American researchers said levels of certain protein "markers" in newbo

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    2. Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds. Researchers found that children living in a

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    3. U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The autism rate among school-aged children in the United States has held steady in recent years, but it's too early to determine whether rates are stabilizing, according to a federal government report released Thursday.

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    4. People With Autism Tend to Die Younger

      March 18, 2016 -- People with autism pass away younger on average than those without the condition, according to recent research. The Swedish study found that adults with autism and a learning disability are 40 times more likely to die early due to a neurological condition than those in the general

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    5. Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are not at higher risk for certain digestive system problems than those without the neurodevelopmental disorder, a small study suggests. The researchers focused on gastrointestinal disorders that prev

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    6. Panel Undecided on Screening All Kids for Autism

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's just not enough good data to determine whether there's value in routinely screening all young children for autism, an influential panel of U.S. health experts said Tuesday. After considering current information, a

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    7. Very Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born very prematurely are at higher risk for developing autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests. Researchers found differences in the brains of babies born before 27 weeks' gestation who were later di

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    8. Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've discovered a specific chemical in the brain they believe is linked to autism. The Harvard University researchers found that autistic behavior is associated with a breakdown in the signaling pathway

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    9. Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take antidepressants during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may put their children at risk for autism spectrum disorder, a new Canadian study suggests. Researchers said it seemed that children had an 87 p

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    10. Survey Method Change May Explain Autism Rate Jump

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 45 children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of parents. This apparent increase is likely due to a change of questions parents were asked

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