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  1. When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The life-threatening health problems that a 9-year-old boy with autism faced recently shed light on an issue that is rarely discussed. Many children with autism or other developmental disorders tend to eat an extremely nar

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  2. Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are far more likely to have digestive problems than those without the neurodevelopmental disorder, a new study finds. The gastrointestinal issues (GI) appear linked to autism-related behavioral problems, s

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  3. Autism Sign May Appear in First Months of Life

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- At least one sign of autism may begin as early as 2 months of life, new research suggests. The study of 110 babies found that infants later diagnosed with autism showed a decline in the amount of attention they paid to other p

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  4. Study Finds No Link Between Autism, Celiac Disease

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study finds no linkage between the digestive disorder celiac disease and autism. One theory about autism is that it may start in the gut, because some children with the disorder also suffer from gastrointestina

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  5. Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults with autism are less likely to find work or live on their own than their peers with other kinds of disabilities, two new studies show. The studies detailed the fates of a national sample of 20-somethings who ha

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  6. This May Be Mistaken for Autism in Some Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Some children diagnosed with autism may actually have a genetic deletion disorder instead, according to a new study. These children are often misdiagnosed because the social impairments associated with their developmental de

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  7. Who Will Care for Adults With Autism?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of youngsters with autism will grow up to be adults with autism. An estimated one of every 88 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and

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  8. Child's Risk When Older Sibling Has Autism

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have an older sibling diagnosed with autism are known to be at higher risk for the disorder themselves, but exactly how much of an increased risk has been debated. In a large new study, Danish researchers have fou

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  9. Kids With Autism Outperformed Others on Math Test

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism and average IQs consistently did better on math tests than non-autistic children in the same IQ range, according to a small new study. The superiority in math skills among children with autism was tied to pa

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  10. Mercury Exposure and Autistic Behavior: No Link?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to low levels of mercury in the womb because their mothers ate large amounts of fish during pregnancy don't appear to be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests. Worry that low levels of mercury migh

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