A drug called bumetanide aimed at eliminating autism symptoms in people with certain forms of the condition is showing promise in the early stages of research.
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.
The number of U.S. children estimated to have autism could decline as a result of new criteria to diagnose the condition, a new study suggests.
Doctors are testing whether infecting people with worms or giving them hot baths could reduce some symptoms of autism.
Newborn babies have the fundamental building blocks of self-awareness already in place, according to new research that finds that babies use sensory information to identify their own bodies.
How long infants spend looking at other people's eyes may be an earlier marker of autism, a new study suggests.
Eating certain types of fatty acids, such as omega-6 fatty acid, in pregnancy may reduce the risk of autism.
New research suggests that the reason children with autism avoid eye contact isn't purely due to lack of social skills.
Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who first proposed a link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism is suing the British Medical Journal.