An effort to track the health of 100,000 kids from birth to adulthood may stop before its official start in a potential setback for those looking for answers on autism and other disorders.
Health & Behavior
Dentists often rely on restraint and sedation to treat kids with disabilities, but with the right approach, these children are learning the skills to be treated just like other patients.
The substantial rise in autism in recent years is primarily, but not entirely, due to changes in how the developmental disorder is defined and reported, a new study suggests.
There may be many more children than previously thought with developmental disabilities resulting from alcohol exposure during pregnancy, researchers say.
For children experiencing dozens or even hundreds of seizures a day, an experimental drug derived from marijuana could make all the difference.
Scientists say they’ve identified scores of genes linked to autism, offering a greater understanding of the roots of the developmental disorder that could lead to better treatments.
While the vast majority of kids with developmental disabilities are cared for at home, pediatricians are being reminded that out-of-home placements remain an important option.
With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children.
People with disabilities are falling far short when it comes to consuming recommended levels of vitamins and other nutrients, researchers say.
A new study has found links between autism and exposure to higher levels of certain air toxics during pregnancy and the first two years of life.
Making an appointment with a psychiatrist is often an uphill battle no matter if you’re insured or if you intend to pay out of pocket, a new study suggests.
A chemical that’s found in broccoli and other vegetables may be able to dramatically improve behavior and social skills in those with autism, researchers say.