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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism may have a greater risk of obesity, with weight differences seen as early as preschool, a new study reveals. "A lot of things are happening for these families when their children are under 5, including g

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  6. 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Promising in Autism

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oxytocin, the so-called "love hormone," may help improve social skills in autistic children, a small new Australian study suggests. "The potential to use such simple treatments to enhance the longer-term benefits of other

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  7. Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The repetitive and restrictive behaviors common in autism aren't seen as often in girls as they are in boys with the disorder, a new study says. Researchers also found that there were differences in certain parts of the brai

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  8. Program Promising for Young Adults With Autism

    By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A special program for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improved their social skills, a new study finds. Because autism research tends to focus on therapies for younger children, the stud

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  9. 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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  10. 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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