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But researchers can't prove a cause-and-effect connection.

Prenatal Multivitamins Linked to Lower Autism Risk

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:00:00

But researchers can't prove a cause-and-effect connection

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Re-analysis of stats from earlier study shows new estimate of DNA impact.

Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: Study

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:00:00

Re-analysis of stats from earlier study shows new estimate of DNA impact

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Prenatal supplements may help reduce harms of pesticide exposure, study suggests.

Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:00:00

Prenatal supplements may help reduce harms of pesticide exposure, study suggests.

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Study suggests genetic variations in the DNA of mitochondria may up risk for developmental disorder

Does Autism Risk Reside in Cells' Energy Engines?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:00:00

Study suggests genetic variations in the DNA of mitochondria may up risk for developmental disorder

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Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check.

Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:00:00

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

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More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work.

Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:00:00

Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

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Researchers seek to boost social abilities in small study.

Can a Spritz of 'Love Hormone' Help Kids With Autism?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:00:00

Researchers seek to boost social abilities in small study

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Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies.

Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:00:00

Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies

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Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report.

When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00

Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

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Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech,  language troubles.

Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism

Wed, 31 May 2017 14:00:00

Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech, language troubles

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Analysis of 19 trials turned up little proof they actually work; more definitive research needed.

Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Still a Question Mark

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:00:00

Analysis of 19 trials turned up little proof they actually work; more definitive research needed

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Small study found 'at-risk' babies did better if therapists trained parents to communicate more effectively.

Treat Autism Even Before Symptoms Show?

Thu, 11 May 2017 12:00:00

Small study found 'at-risk' babies did better if therapists trained parents to communicate more effectively

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Unproven therapies won't help and could be harmful, agency says.

FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism 'Cures'

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:00:00

Unproven therapies won't help and could be harmful, agency says

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