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Autism Linked to Placenta Abnormalities

A new finding could enable detect of increased risk of autism at birth, which could enable early treatment or interventions

April 26, 2013 — Karen Rowan and MyHealthNewsDaily

Oxytocin May Alleviate Some Autism

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences followed a small group of high-functioning people with autism and found that they responded more to social cues when given the hormone oxytocin. Karen Hopkin reports

February 16, 2010

Autism Risk Linked to Particulate Air Pollution

Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists reported

December 18, 2014

The Autism Diet

Can avoiding bread and milk ease the disorder?

April 1, 2007 — Mark Alpert
Understanding Autism: The Search for Answers

Understanding Autism: The Search for Answers

Autism is one of three diagnoses that the DSM-5 includes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While our understanding of this condition has grown exponentially, research has been fraught with controversy. Autism appears to be on the rise, depending on how you define it, and its causes more complex than imagined. In this eBook, Understanding Autism: The Search for Answers, Scientific American’s editors have gathered the most current information on autism, including how it’s diagnosed, risk factors, treatments and therapies.

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March 18, 2013

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