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Autism Causes

Autism's Big Elephant In The Room

Holly Robinson Peete | Posted 04.01.2016 | OWN
Holly Robinson Peete

When some autism parents who are at their wits end dare to doubt, question or voice their concerns and desire for more conversations and research about potential effects of environmental triggers -- including inoculations, GMOs, pesticides and other things -- it can be met with cruel indifference and mean-spirited name calling.

Environment As Important As Genes In Autism

Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents

(Reuters) - Environmental factors are more important than previously thought in leading to autism, as big a factor as genes, according to the largest ...

April Is Autism Awareness Month -- Light It Up Blue!

Lisa Masters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

Autism Awareness month is here again. Puzzle pieces will be scattered everywhere to remind us of an unknown future for those whose world is somewhat different than most, and on April 2, the world will turn a lighter shade of blue.

Older Fathers More Likely To Have Autistic Grandchildren

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty

* Study shows autism risks may build up over generations * Scientists think gene mutations in sperm may be a factor * Au...

Catherine Pearson

Study: Autism Linked To Fever And Flu During Pregnancy | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents

Perhaps the single biggest question among parents concerned about autism is what causes the developmental disorder, which now affects one in 88 childr...

Catherine Pearson

Maternal Obesity, Diabetes Tied To Autism Risk | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Parents

In yet another study underscoring the importance of good maternal health, researchers are now linking, diabetes and hypertension with neurodevelopment...

How We Can Collectively Stop Losing Our Children To Autism

Jenny McCarthy | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Jenny McCarthy

We can either continue to collectively stand on the sidelines and debate what is causing autism and if it is an epidemic or we can get on the field and start addressing the real problem -- a generation of children with autism.

Could Prenatal Ultrasounds Contribute To Cases Of Autism?

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 09.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Michealene Cristini Risley

New research suggests that concerns about a possible relationship between autism and environmental exposures may be well founded.

Catherine Pearson

Autism: Environmental Factors Messing With Our Kids? (STUDY) | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living

The debate about what causes autism continues, with two new studies suggesting there might be more of an environmental component at play than previous...

Breakthrough Discovery On The Causes Of Autism

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

While we don't have all the answers, and more research is needed to identify and validate the causes and treatment of autism, there are new signs of hope.

Autism Autoimmune Disease Link Considered

HealthDay | Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Children of mothers who have autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease have up to a three times greater ris...

Jenny McCarthy's Autism Crusade: Healing, Hope... And Controversy

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Every 20 minutes, a child is diagnosed with autism. In a study of select populations around the United States, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) f...

Autism Spectrum Disorders A Focus Of HBO Special

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

According to the Center for Disease Control in 2007, autism affects 1 out of every 150 children, up from 1 out of every 10,000 in 1980.