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.
Genes may play a bigger role in cerebral palsy than previously thought with researchers finding heightened risk in siblings and other relatives of those with the condition.
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.
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.
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.
Autism researchers say they desperately need people with the developmental disorder to become brain donors. Now a new network is launching to streamline efforts to solicit donations.
Though less likely to smoke or drink, a new study finds that adults with autism are at higher risk for a slew of health problems ranging from diabetes and obesity to heart failure.
In what federal health officials say is a call to action, a new study finds that nearly half of adults with disabilities are physically inactive putting their health in serious jeopardy.
Children with autism from certain backgrounds are more likely to develop typically before suddenly losing critical skills like speech and the ability to make eye contact, researchers say.