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(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 other mental or physical conditions. The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke mentions these possible early symptoms of autism: No pointing or babbling by age 1, or […]
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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 is a leading cause of autism, and its symptoms include developmental delays, hyperactivity, learning and memory difficulties, low IQ, seizures and social and communication deficits. Prior research
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MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) — About 10 percent of children with autism experience rapid gains in skills — progressing from severely affected to high functioning — but minority children with less-educated mothers are much less likely than richer white kids to fall into this group, a new study suggests. MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) […]
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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 clearer guidelines are needed, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,000 U.S. teens enrolled in special education programs, to assess the use of
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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 have the disorder, researchers have found. In their report, published Jan. 10 in the online journal mBio, researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in […]
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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 differences in head size weren’t detected when the boys were newborns. However, at age 4 to 6 months, boys who went on to be diagnosed with regressive autism tended […]
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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, finds a new study that could advance research into the disorder. “For the first time, we have the potential to understand why autism gets started,” said study author Eric […]
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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 syndrome isn’t determined only by the child’s symptoms, but by where the child is assessed, a new study finds. Researchers found wide variability at autism centers across the nation […]
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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 anatomical marker for the neurodevelopmental disorder. While examining children with autism who came in for a persistent cough, Dr. Barbara Stewart used a bronchoscope — which can see down […]
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