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Signs of autism by 18 months in younger siblings

About 20 percent of children who have older siblings with autism also develop the disorder. Of those children, 57 percent show symptoms as early as …

In autism, brain doesn’t ‘prune’ extra synapses

Neuroscientists have discovered extra synapses in the brains of children and adolescents with autism. The excess is due to a slowdown in the normal …

Kids with autism often have parents with similar traits

Parents of children with autism are more likely to have autistic traits themselves, according to new research.<p>Past studies have shown that the …

New Study Strengthens Gut Bacteria-Autism Link

New research adds more strength to the potential link between gut bacteria and autism.<p>In a small study, researchers from Arizona State University found evidence that gut bacteria may differ between children with and without autism.<p>Specifically, the researchers found that the fecal concentrations of …

"Increase" in Childhood Autism No Cause for Alarm: Experts

New CDC report finds differences in disease detection among states.<p>Autism rates have increased by about 30 percent in a select group of children in the United States, according to new data released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But despite such dramatic …

Study links autism to possible toxin exposure

Researchers say there’s a direct link in US counties between rates of autism and intellectual disability and the number of males born with malformed …