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Autism rate is 25% higher in areas where mosquito pesticide is sprayed aerially

Autism rate is 25% higher in areas where mosquito pesticide is sprayed aerially

Mosquitos are among our very least favorite visitors each summer, but is it possible that taking action against them is actually linked to increased rates of autism and developmental delays? A pilot study

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British grocery store will offer weekly quiet shopping hour for customers with autism

British grocery store will offer weekly quiet shopping hour for customers with autism

Simon Lea, the manager of ASDA Living, a grocery and lifestyle store in Manchester, England, suffered from anxiety for many years, which made shopping in busy stores a nightmare. But it wasn’t until

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Independence Day adaptive clothing makes getting dressed more manageable for kids with autism and cognitive impairments

Independence Day adaptive clothing makes getting dressed more manageable for kids with autism and cognitive impairments

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Robert De Niro pulls ‘Vaxxed’ autism documentary from Tribeca Film Festival line-up after backlash

Robert De Niro pulls 'Vaxxed' autism documentary from Tribeca Film Festival line-up after backlash

Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and esteemed actor/producer Robert De Niro is making headline news for a recent decision he made, and subsequently reversed, to include the controversial film

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London’s West End production of Wicked is planning its first autism-friendly performance

London's West End production of Wicked is planning its first autism-friendly performance

Taking any child to a play or musical on Broadway or (its British equivalent) the West End can be tricky, especially considering the expensive ticket prices and the certainty that he or she will want to

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Dad creates AngelSense app to keep tabs on children with autism via GPS-tracking & voice-monitoring

Dad creates AngelSense app to keep tabs on children with autism via GPS-tracking & voice-monitoring

Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder can include extensive challenges, running the gamut from behavioral issues to communication difficulties. One of the most worrisome and somewhat common

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Antidepressant use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy linked to 87% increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder

Antidepressant use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy linked to 87% increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder

A mama-to-be’s mental health is extremely important during the emotional months of pregnancy as well as the period after birth. A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics that examined antidepressant

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in mothers greatly increases the risk of their children developing autism

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in mothers greatly increases the risk of their children developing autism

Recent research has suggested that exposure to certain sex hormones early in life is linked with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, and data from a new large study published in Molecular

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1 in 45 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder

1 in 45 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder

A parent-based survey using a new questioning approach to assess autism spectrum disorders resulted in the finding of an autism rate of one out of every 45 children in the United States. This number,

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Sesame Street introduces a new Muppet character with autism to raise awareness and encourage acceptance

Sesame Street introduces a new Muppet character with autism to raise awareness and encourage acceptance

Given the sharp rise of children being diagnosed with autism in the United States (currently 1 out of every 68 children has autism), chances are your child’s class includes one if not more children

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Breastfeeding may help prevent autism in certain higher risk infants

Breastfeeding may help prevent autism in certain higher risk infants

Lack of eye contact has become an early telltale sign of autism, and new research suggests that breastfeeding may be helpful in helping babies with a certain genetic mutation that has been associated

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Study finds autism behaviors differ in boys and girls

Study finds autism behaviors differ in boys and girls

Autism can manifest in vastly different ways in each person. And according to a new, small study in Molecular Autism, researchers also found gender differences with regards to behavior among boys and

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to autism & high doses of vitamin D may help relieve symptoms of autism

Vitamin D deficiency linked to autism & high doses of vitamin D may help relieve symptoms of autism

Cases of autism are rising at an alarming rate. Some sources say autism is even increasing at a rate of 12% every year, but thus far no one has been able to put a finger on why autism rates are rising and

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7 year-old girl with autism creates greeting cards whose proceeds benefit the National Autistic Society

7 year-old girl with autism creates greeting cards whose proceeds benefit the National Autistic Society

Ava Marsh has found extraordinary solace and communication through her art, despite having being diagnosed with autism at age four and a half. Now age seven, Ava has been a very prolific artist since she

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Gestational diabetes linked to slightly higher risk of autism in children

Gestational diabetes linked to slightly higher risk of autism in children

Thus far, information about the association between maternal diabetes and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) has been limited, so recently a group of researchers decided to find out what, if any links

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Kaiser Permanente launches large-scale research study into the causes of autism

Kaiser Permanente launches large-scale research study into the causes of autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that remains somewhat shrouded by mystery and continues to baffle parents (and parents-to-be) around the world. The numbers of new childhood autism diagnoses has

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Study finds link between Autism Spectrum Disorder and BPA

Study finds link between Autism Spectrum Disorder and BPA

BPA is under constant scrutiny for its role in numerous health issues. It is best known for being an endocrine disruptor, and the FDA recommends that children under age three and pregnant women should

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MIT scientist links autism to Monsanto’s Roundup and predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT scientist links autism to Monsanto's Roundup and predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT research scientist and author Stephanie Seneff has studied autism for almost a decade, and her recent presentation regarding rising autism rates included a dramatic and controversial prediction.

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