Exposure to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy — particularly during later stages — may double a woman’s risk of having a child with autism, a new Harvard study suggests.
A surgery that improves mobility for some kids with cerebral palsy leaves others even more likely to lose balance. Now researchers are working to understand who’s most likely to benefit.
For those with developmental issues but no firm diagnosis, mapping a child’s complete genetic information can quickly offer answers and potential treatment options, researchers say.
Autism diagnosis currently relies on clinical evaluation, but a new study suggests it may be possible to detect the disorder with near perfect accuracy using brain scans.
A potential cancer treatment may also relieve behavioral symptoms of a condition associated with autism and intellectual disability, researchers say.
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.
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.
With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children.
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.
Monthly home visits to teach parents how to best work with their children with autism can go a long way toward improving kids’ interactions, researchers say.