Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a developmental disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. About 1 in 68 children in the United States has autism. Here's the latest news on autism and possible treatments for the condition.
A 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among 8-year-old children is the highest it's ever been.
Pregnant women who have high levels of a byproduct from the banned insecticide DDT in their bodies may be more likely to have a child with autism, a new study finds.
A growing number of clinical trials are looking into whether compounds in marijuana can be used to treat some of the symptoms of autism.
The percentage of kids with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report.
A new machine learning program can predict, in 6-month-old babies, which ones will go on to develop autism, researchers report.
A 101-year-old drug that is often used to treat people in Africa with parasitic infections may help ease some of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in children, a new study finds.
The real threat for those with autism is not vaccines but rather the proposed changes to Obamacare, which could reduce services for people with the condition.
Brain scans of infants as young as 6 months old may be able to predict whether a child will develop autism, a new study suggests.
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