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Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds

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By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) — Severe language delays early in the life of a child with autism can be overcome, especially if a child exhibits nonverbal intelligence. A new study that looked at speech delays in children with autism spectrum disorders found that 70 …

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Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems

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FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Younger siblings of children with autism may show signs of abnormal development or behavior as early as 1 year of age, according to a new study. The findings suggest that parents and doctors should keep close watch for such symptoms at an early …

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Largest Study Ever Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine, Autism

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Amid ongoing U.S. measles outbreaks, one of the largest studies to date provides fresh evidence that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not cause autism. Danish researchers found no link between the MMR vaccine and autism, even …

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Gene Study Offers Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males

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By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new DNA study begins to explain why girls are less likely than boys to have an autism spectrum disorder. It turns out that girls tend not to develop autism when only mild genetic abnormalities exist, the researchers …

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‘Parent Training’ May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better

Autism Diagnosis Often Occurs Later for Black Children

By Jenifer GoodwinHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism often display challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that parents can learn to better handle tantrums and aggression, which may improve their child’s overall functioning. “Parent training is one of the best, evidence-supported treatment interventions in child …

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Prenatal Vitamins Might Lower Risk of Second Child With Autism

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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Something as simple as taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy might lower the odds of having a second child with autism. As researchers explain in a new report, once one child has been diagnosed with autism, …

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Getting Quality Autism Therapy From Thousands of Miles Away

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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — By the time he was 7 months old, John Michael Crawford had been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis, associated with a high risk of developmental delays, including autism. Early intervention programs are believed to help …

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Autism Diagnosis Often Occurs Later for Black Children

Autism Diagnosis Often Occurs Later for Black Children

MONDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) — Black children with autism tend to be diagnosed later than white children with the disorder, and this delay can lead to longer and more intensive treatment, researchers say. Lack of access to quality, affordable and culturally knowledgeable health care are among the reasons for …

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Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy

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By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In what they call a first, researchers say they can predict whether some infants under the age of 1 will actually develop autism in their second year. The new experimental technique, using standard brain screening, is designed to focus …

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Experts Slam Study Linking Ultrasound and Autism

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There is significant controversy over a study that found a possible link between autism and ultrasounds during pregnancy. The Boston Medical Center study included 107 children with autism and 313 without the disorder and found no association between autism risk and the number or length of ultrasounds the children’s mothers …

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