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  1. Caution Urged for Autism Treatments

    Aug. 20, 2007 -- Unproven treatments for autism have increased as the number of children with autism and related disorders has grown dramatically, according to a team of Ohio State University researchers. "Fad treatments have grown as the numbers have gone up," says James Mulick, PhD, a professor of

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  2. New Theory on Autism and Genetics

    July 23, 2007 -- New research on the genetics of autism links most autism cases to spontaneous gene mutations. The findings, published in this week's early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, don't pinpoint specific autism genes. Instead, the study presents a general theory a

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  3. Cues May Signal Autism in Toddlers

    July 5, 2007 -- A new study suggests that about half of all cases of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may be diagnosable during the toddler years. The other half may be diagnosed later and may be a very different type of the behavioral and social disorder. Researchers found that certain early signs o

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  4. Fragile X Study May Hold Autism Clue

    June 28, 2007 -- Scientists report reversing symptoms of fragile X syndrome, a common genetic cause of autism and mental retardation, in lab tests on mice. The findings may eventually lead to the development of drugs for fragile X syndrome and perhaps for autism, according to the researchers. "Our s

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  5. Court Weighs Autism-Vaccine Link

    June 11, 2007 -- Federal courts are now set to decide whether there is a link between autism and childhood vaccines. But what do medical experts think? Parents are suing the federal government, claiming that a preservative in childhood vaccines led to autism in their children. Typically, symptoms of

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  6. Study: No Thimerosal Link to Autism

    May 16, 2007 -- New research adds to the evidence showing no causal link between autism and the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal. Researchers compared records of children exposed to thimerosal while in the womb and those not exposed and found no difference in autism rates. The study is one

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  7. Moms of Autistic Kids Cope Well

    May 7, 2007 -- The shock of a mother finding out her child has autism is life-changing for most. But a new study shows moms can fare well emotionally and still have a strong bond with their child. Christina Adams says when her son Jonah’s diagnosis was confirmed around the time of his third birthday

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  8. Siblings of Autistic Kids Also at Risk

    May 4, 2007 -- Toddler siblings of autistic children are more likely to exhibit some of the same atypical social behaviors as their brothers and sisters with autism, even when they don't go on to develop the disorder, new research shows. The siblings in the study were less likely to seek emotional c

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  9. New Early Clue to Autism

    April 2, 2007 -- Babies that don't respond to their names by age 1 likely have a developmental abnormality -- perhaps even autism, a MIND Institute study shows. "Failure to respond to name at the well-child 1-year checkup may be a useful indicator of children who would benefit from a more thorough d

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  10. Autistic Kids May Read People's Eyes

    March 26, 2007 -- Autistic children may be able to read people's emotions from their facial expressions, new research shows. The eyes and mouth may be the facial areas that autistic kids pay the most attention to, British autism researchers report in Child Development. Their findings counter previou

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