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Prevalence, structure and correlates of anxiety-depression in boys with an autism spectrum disorder
Age-Related Differences in Response to Music-Evoked Emotion Among Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
A recent study found that children on the spectrum were less responsive to music-evoked emotions than the control participants.
New research out today: "The role of oxidative stress, inflammation and acetaminophen exposure from birth to early childhood in the induction of autism". The wide range of factors associated with the induction of autism is invariably linked with either inflammation or oxidative stress, and sometimes both. The use of acetaminophen in babies and young children may be much more strongly associated with autism than its use during pregnancy, perhaps because of well-known deficiencies in the…
Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and Vanderbilt have found an association between stress and gastrointestinal issues in autism.
Children with autism should be checked for DCD, study recommends: Autism, DCD share similarities but lots of differences
Researchers are recommending in a new study that children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder should be checked for developmental coordination disorder since the two maladies are linked.
Relations among musical skills, phonological processing, and early reading ability in preschool children.
Study investigates the molecular basis for male predisposition to autism
Compulsions, anxiety replace autism in some children
Children with autism learn new words much like others do, study finds
"We found that if we use eye gaze in a meaningful way, and in a consistent pattern, kids with autism will pick it up on their own, and they'll learn new words.
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An encouraging new study comparing four-year-olds evaluated for autism in 2006 versus 2002 found that the children in 2006 received their first evaluation an average of five months earlier than those in that is, 27 months vs 32 months.
Children with autism are more likely to die from injury than neurotypicals.
Stress, not diet, likely source of GI problems in children with autism
Antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy: Folic acid could help to prevent autism
Folic acid has long been thought to be helpful in preventing autism, although recent studies have questioned this conclusion. A recent study, however, found that folic acid reduced autism risk among children of mothers with epilepsy.
Folinic acid could help children with autism communicate better