Kids with autism retain extra brain connections that other children weed out during development, researchers say in a new study that suggests drugs may be able to correct the issue.
While some children with autism may benefit from taking oxytocin, low levels of the so-called “love hormone” do not appear responsible for causing the developmental disorder, researchers say.
Kids with autism have less flexible brains, researchers say in a new study that may help explain why switching from rest to a task can be particularly difficult for those on the spectrum.
Even at young ages, individuals with autism are far more likely to be obese or overweight than their typically-developing peers, a new study finds.
Further allaying fears about a link between vaccines and autism, a systematic review finds that immunizations are generally safe and that the benefits far outweigh risks.
With autism numbers rising every few years, some researchers in the field are sharply questioning the reliability of the government statistics.
Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.
Congress is one step closer to renewing the nation’s primary autism legislation.
A new study is adding to evidence that prenatal exposure to pesticides may significantly increase a child’s risk of autism.
New research suggests that a decades-old drug may be able to reverse symptoms of autism and now the medication is set to be tested in children with the developmental disorder.
Google is partnering with the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization in what’s being called an unprecedented move that could transform what’s known about the developmental disorder.
The lifetime cost of caring for just one individual with autism can be as high as $2.4 million, researchers say.
Mothers who experience greater stress during pregnancy appear to be at increased risk of having children with autism-like traits, a new study suggests.
With evidence that computer software may be able to spot signs of autism just as well as trained experts, researchers are looking to make the technology widely available via an app.
An international review involving more than 1.25 million children is further debunking long-held concerns about an association between vaccines and autism.