Study shows diabetes treatment helps reduce weight in children with autism
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A new study shows significant evidence that a common drug used to treat type2 diabetes - metformin - is also effective in helping overweight children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who take antipsychotic ...
Chemicals banned decades ago linked to increased autism risk today
Aug 23, 2016
Chemicals used in certain pesticides and as insulating material banned in the 1970s may still be haunting us, according to new research that suggests links between higher levels of exposure during pregnancy and significantly ...
Personalised wearable tech can help adults diagnosed with autism manage anxiety
Aug 18, 2016
Personalised wearable digital technology can help adults diagnosed with autism understand and manage their anxiety.
Autism risk in younger children increases if they have older sibling with disorder
Aug 05, 2016
A new Kaiser Permanente study found that the risk of younger siblings developing an autism spectrum disorder is 14 times higher if an older sibling has ASD. The study, which was published today in Journal of Developmental ...
Timing of autism diagnosis tied to choice of treatment
Aug 05, 2016
(HealthDay)—Children diagnosed with autism before age 4 are more likely to get behavioral therapy and less likely to be treated with drugs than those diagnosed later on, a new study says.
MSSNG study expands understanding of autism's complex genetics
Aug 04, 2016
A new study from Autism Speaks' MSSNG program expands understanding of autism's complex causes and may hold clues for the future development of targeted treatments. The report, appearing in npj Genomic Medicine is the largest-ever ...
Researchers identify autism genes using new approach
Aug 01, 2016
Princeton University and Simons Foundation researchers have developed a machine-learning approach that for the first time analyzes the entire human genome to predict which genes may cause autism spectrum disorder, raising ...
Unlocking the languages of autistic children in families
Jul 28, 2016
Researchers at the University of Kent are arguing that creativity and intermedial languages can be used as a bridge to communicate with autistic children.
Photos capture challenges for teens with autism, show animals as resource
Jul 27, 2016
An estimated 50,000 American adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will turn 18 each year. Past research has indicated that the transition from school to adulthood presents significant challenges to youth with ASD, ...
Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD
Jul 27, 2016
A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).