A new study finds that pregnant women with infections diagnosed during a hospital admission were at higher risk of delivering a child who later would be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
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A revised tool to help pediatricians screen for autism risk in one- and two-year-olds is more reliable than previous versions, according to a new study.
A recent study found that children with autism have constipation, diarrhea and sensitivity to foods six to eight times more frequently than typically-developing children.
Mice with autistic-like behaviors that were treated with a specific "good" bacteria had improvements in those behaviors, according to a new study.
Autism Speaks and the Guardian Angels have formed a partnership to address wandering in the autism community and to help find missing people.
Scientists say that nine genes associated with autism begin to affect the area of the brain called the pre-frontal cortex during the first two trimesters of pregnancy.
Boys who have a television or computer in their bedrooms get less sleep than those who don't, and that's particularly true for boys with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study in Pediatrics.
The problems children with autism may have with processing and recognizing faces may be more complex than previously believed, based on new studies.
Boys who go on to develop autism begin losing interest in other people's eyes between 2 and 6 months of age, according to a study published in Nature.