Federal officials say there’s an urgent need for people to donate their brains for research on autism, Down syndrome and other disorders and now they’re taking a more active role in the effort.
Health & Behavior
New evidence suggests that a nasal spray of a naturally-occurring hormone may help improve socialization among children with autism.
The number of American children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
After years of spending cuts, a new report finds that mental health budgets increased in 37 states this year.
Most federally-funded autism research is “potentially duplicative,” according to a new government report that finds coordination and oversight lacking.
Many with autism also experience a condition that causes unusual sensory triggers, a new study indicates, such that hearing music or seeing a color may conjure a taste or a smell.
Contrary to long-held beliefs, new research suggests that delivering babies by cesarean section does not lower their risk for cerebral palsy.
Boys are more likely than girls to be born prematurely and have a higher risk of death or disability regardless of where they are born in the world, researchers say.
Health insurers must cover mental health services at the same level as physical ailments under new federal rules.
Autism can be detected in infants as young as 2 months by tracking their eye movements, researchers say, marking the earliest signs of the developmental disorder ever observed.
One of the world’s largest drugmakers will pay to settle allegations that it marketed powerful psychiatric drugs to treat kids with developmental disabilities and for other unapproved uses.
How much weight a mother gains while pregnant may offer clues about autism, a new study suggests.