Latino families face barriers on path to autism diagnosis

by  /  22 June 2017

Serious obstacles, including lack of information, impede Latino families’ quest for autism diagnosis and treatment.

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Medley of medical problems may precede autism features

by  /  21 June 2017
Children with autism are more likely than their neurotypical peers to have any of a host of medical conditions.

Mutant monkeys mimic features of autism, Rett syndrome

by  /  19 June 2017
Monkeys with a mutation in the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, have social difficulties and repetitive behaviors.

Doubt greets reports of suramin’s promise for treating autism

by  /  15 June 2017
A drug normally used to treat African sleeping sickness had only mild side effects in a widely reported trial of 10 boys with autism — but researchers question the study’s premise.

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Affinity for faces may emerge in womb

by  /  14 June 2017

Fetuses favor patterns of light that resemble faces over those without face-like features, suggests the first study of its kind.


U.S. health secretary Price, Democrats argue over agency’s budget cuts

by ,  /  12 June 2017

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price sparred with Democrats over the Trump administration’s budget cuts for his department and coming troubles in the individual health insurance market.


Parents’ interactions with infants may alleviate autism features

by  /  12 June 2017

Teaching parents to respond to cues from babies at high risk of autism eases the severity of autism features at age 3.


Maternal infection may alter neuronal signals, connections

by  /  9 June 2017

Pups born to pregnant mice infected with a mock virus are known to show changes in their immune system. These effects may in turn impair proper brain signaling, according to results presented Saturday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.


Republican cuts to Medicaid would hit rural America hardest

by ,  /  9 June 2017

Medicaid covered 45 percent of children and 16 percent of adults in small towns and rural areas in 2015, according to a new report.


Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy tied to autism risk

by  /  8 June 2017

Children born to women who had low blood levels of vitamin D while pregnant double their risk of autism.


Brain scans may forecast autism in high-risk infants

by  /  7 June 2017

Patterns of brain activity in 6-month-old babies accurately predict which children will be diagnosed with autism at age 2.


In autism, social difficulties may set the stage for anxiety

by  /  5 June 2017

Poor social skills are a risk factor for the development of social anxiety, but the reverse — anxiety foreshadowing social problems — is not necessarily true.


Rare form of regression is distinct from most autism

by  /  1 June 2017

A rare condition marked by a sudden and profound loss of skills is biologically distinct from other forms of autism.


Republicans defend health bill with false statements and euphemisms

by , ,  /  31 May 2017

Republican legislators interacting with constituents about repealing Obamacare seem to be using three main tactics: providing incorrect information, using euphemisms for the impact of their actions and deleting comments critical of them.

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