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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Autism Concerns

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delays in diagnosing and treating autism often occur when doctors ignore parents' concerns about their child's early development, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, of Oregon Health and Scienc

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    5. Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm may hold clues about whether a man's children will be at increased risk for autism, a small study suggests. Autism spectrum disorder is a group of developmental problems that can cause significant social, communi

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    6. Autism and Risk for Gut Troubles in Children

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism tend to have more gastrointestinal problems early in life compared to other children, a new study finds. Researchers compared these GI symptoms -- such as diarrhea, constipation and food allergy/in

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    7. Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Girls' Severe Autism

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered a new genetic cause of autism, singling out a rare gene mutation that appears to hamper normal brain development early on in powerful ways. The gene, CTNND2, provides instructions f

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    8. IVF Children May Have Higher Odds of Autism

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization, are twice as likely to have autism as those conceived without assistance, a new study finds. But researchers only found an a

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    9. Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Higher IQ

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes believed to increase the risk of autism may also be linked with higher intelligence, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the DNA of nearly 10,000 people in Scotland and also tested their thinking abilities.

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    10. 'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism appear to approach play differently than typically developing children, a recent study contends. "Children with autism lack a social component to their play and don't 'adjust' their play accordingly when

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