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Family & Parenting | Kids

Snow White Soothes 6-Year-Old Boy with Autism During Disney World Meltdown - Southern Living

Snow White swooped into action and seemed to know just what to do to make Brody feel at ease.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Find Alzheimer Medications May Help Treat Autistic Children

Scientists at work in a laboratory. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Israeli researchers have found that a medication used to treat Alzheimer’s …

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Spike In Autism May Be Linked To Preservative In Processed Foods, Study Suggests

While prior studies have suggested the role of genetic factors and environmental influence in ASD, this is the first study to note a molecular link from elevated levels of PPA, overproduction of glial cells, disruption of neural connections and autism spe

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Air Pollution May Increase Risk Of Autism In Children By 78 Percent - Study Finds

As scientists begin to delve more deeply into the effects of air pollution on very young children, they've unearthed an alarming statistic: exposure to fine pollution particles may increase the risk of children developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by

Psychology | Personality

Inherited Variations in Noncoding Sections of DNA Associated with Autism

A new study has identified an association between paternally-inherited rare structural variants in noncoding segments of genes and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study adds to a growing body of research describing genetic contribut

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

These very subtle movements line up with autism - Futurity

Diagnosing autism is still quite subjective, but certain movements could be "biomarkers" for more objective evaluation.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Are C-Sections Contributing to Autism?

Studies have found a link between C-sections and autism; one study found that children born by C-section had a 21 percent higher risk for developing autism.

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Could Prozac be a treatment for children with autism?

Infant mice bred to mimic the distinctive behaviors and brain abnormalities seen in autism saw dramatic improvement in their symptoms after treatment with the antidepressant Prozac.

News | In the News

Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals, NIH study suggests | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Scientists used lasers to map the growth rings in baby teeth generated during different developmental periods.

Health & Fitness | Health News

This Vitamin May Help Treat Autism

Autism research finds link between this vitamin and serotonin production.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous

Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

How Pokémon GO Is Helping With My Autism and Depression | I'm Not a Robot

So I've been playing a lot of Pokémon GO lately. Along with almost everybody else. I'm thinking this game is a unifying cultural phenomenon second only to

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Scientists Just Made a Major Breakthrough in Autism & Sensory

Last week brought some rare good news in the autism research world: For the first time, scientists have found a direct link between autistic behavior and a neurotransmitter, a kind of brain chemica…

Health & Fitness | Health and Nutrition

Genetic Testing That Is Providing Answers to Autism

Genetic testing shows that autism symptoms can be linked to genetic mutations.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Scientists Just Made a Major Breakthrough in Understanding Autism | Mother Jones

For the first time, researchers have connected autistic behavior to an important chemical in the brain.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Women in a new study who took antidepressants during their second and third trimesters of pregnancy showed an 87 percent increased risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, compared with women who did not take medications for depression whi

Politics | Politics

Doctors 'Horrified’ by Republican Candidates’ Outlook on Vaccines

“I watched the debate, and I was kind of horrified when I heard these comments,” a Harvard medical professor told Yahoo Health. During the debate, Donald Trump told the story of an employee whose “beautiful” baby developed a fever after getting a

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Gestational Diabetes May Impact Child's Autism Risk - MPR

In a study published in JAMA, intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes by 26 weeks was linked to a risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Earlier

News | In the News

Another Study Shows No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

Following a measles outbreak in California fueled by vaccination fears that scientists call unfounded, another large study has shown no link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism.

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No association found between MMR vaccine and autism, even among children at higher risk

In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), regardless of whether older siblings had ASD, find

Health & Fitness | Health News

In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes - LA Times

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, wheth

Family & Parenting | Kid's

In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, wheth

Entertainment | Entertainment

Jerry Seinfeld Says He's On The Autism Spectrum During Interview With Brian Williams

Jerry Seinfeld sat down with Brian Williams on NBC's "Nightly News" on Thursday and said he believes he has autism. "I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the spectrum," Seinfeld said. When asked to explain, t...

Family & Parenting | Access Consciousness Links

Autistic People Are Talented: Science and New Book Validate Douglas’s Long-term View | Access Consciousness Blog

“Autistic children are not disabled, they are actually very abled,” Access Consciousness Founder and best-selling author Gary Douglas has consistently