May 24, 2012

Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report

THURSDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) — Even though autism symptoms typically emerge before age 3, most children with autism are diagnosed when they’re 5 or older, […]
May 4, 2012

Health Tip: Recognize Early Signs of Autism

(HealthDay News) — Symptoms of autism can be difficult to recognize in very young children, especially in mild cases or in instances when a child has […]
April 11, 2012

In Mice, Drug Reverses Symptoms of Condition Linked to Autism

WEDNESDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug reversed many of the major symptoms of Fragile X syndrome in mice, researchers report. Fragile X syndrome […]
April 2, 2012

Certain Children With Autism Show More Improvement Than Others

MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) — About 10 percent of children with autism experience rapid gains in skills — progressing from severely affected to high functioning […]
February 23, 2012

Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism may benefit from medications to treat children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other related disorders, but […]
February 17, 2012

Brain Scans Might Spot Autism as Early as 6 Months of Age

FRIDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) — In children as young as 6 months old, changes in the brain that can lead to autism spectrum disorder may […]
January 26, 2012

Brain Activity May Help Predict Autism Before Age 1: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) — Infants younger than a year old who are at risk of developing autism may already have telltale brain responses when […]
January 24, 2012

Can Low Birth Weight Raise Autism Risk?

TUESDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — After studying data on more than 3,700 pairs of identical twins, researchers from Northwestern University found that low birth weight […]
January 20, 2012

Experts Weigh Changes to Definition of Autism

FRIDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) — The number of people diagnosed with autism will likely decrease if a new definition of the disorder is adopted by […]
January 16, 2012

Is Continued Lip-Reading an Early Sign of Autism?

MONDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) — Lip reading is one of the ways that infants learn to talk, a new study reports. The finding challenges the […]
January 10, 2012

Autism Gastro Problems May Be Linked to Gut Bacteria

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism have bacteria in their gut that is different from the bacteria seen in kids who do not […]
November 28, 2011

Head Size Tied to Regressive Autism in Boys

MONDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) — Boys with regressive autism have a larger head circumference and bigger brains than other children, a new study finds. The […]
November 8, 2011

Autistic Children May Have Too Many Brain Cells

TUESDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) — The brains of autistic children have far more neurons in the prefrontal cortex than the brains of kids without autism, […]
November 7, 2011

Where a Child Is Tested May Affect Autism Diagnosis

MONDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) — Whether health professionals diagnose a child with autism or with a milder form of the neurodevelopmental disorder such as Asperger […]
October 24, 2011

Could Airway Abnormality Point to Autism?

MONDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) — A researcher has found an abnormality in the airways of children with autism that she says may be the first […]