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Causes of Autism

5 Things That Do NOT Cause Autism

Shanell Mouland | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

When people posit or perpetuate some of these ideas about what causes autism, it hurts our community irreparably.

Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy To Autism

Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:37am EDT (Reuters Health) - In a new study from California, children with an autism spectrum diso...

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 larg...

Autism Linked To Flawed Prenatal Brain Growth

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 03.27.2014 | Parents

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence ...

STUDY: Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Don't Cause Autism

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

BY GENE EMERY NEW YORK Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:15pm EST (Reuters Health) - Women who take a common type of antidepressant during pregnancy are not ...

Common Birth Practice Might Be Linked With Autism

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents

CHICAGO -- The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, preliminary findings that need investiga...

What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

One of the questions I am most commonly asked as a psychiatrist specializing in child psychiatry is, "What causes autism?" My answer often leaves the questioner feeling a little bit shortchanged, especially with the current surge of new reports linking yet another "risk factor" to autism.

Kathleen Miles

FREAKY FREEWAYS | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.11.2013 | Los Angeles

Babies exposed to air pollution in the womb are more likely to have autism than those whose mothers spend pregnancy in clean air, according to a new s...

Surprising Risk Factor For Autism

Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Babies who are exposed to lots of traffic-related air pollution in the womb and during their first year ...

An Autism Diagnosis Is Just The First -- But The Hardest -- Step

Amy Markoff Johnson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Parents
Amy Markoff Johnson

We'd come to see that this diagnosis wasn't a death sentence, or even a life sentence. It was an arrow pointing in the direction of understanding, of community, of information, and of resources to help individuals and families who need it.

The Autism Breakdown

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents

Some questions and answers about autism. Q: What causes autism?...

Autism And Obesity During Pregnancy May Be Linked

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents

CHICAGO — Obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism, provocative new research suggests. It's among the first...

TIME: Living Near A Highway May Contribute To Autism Risk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There is no cure for autism, and researchers are still looking for its cause -- some combination of genes and environment. ...

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: A Puzzle

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ariane Zurcher

How much does my child really understand? What is she thinking? What is it like to live in her body? What sounds does she hear?

No Link Found Between Vaccine Mercury And Autism

Yahoo! News | Frederik Joelving | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new government study adds to the evidence that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative until recently found in many vaccines, does not increase chi...

STUDY: Why Autism Affects Boys More Than Girls | Alice Park | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Among the many mysteries that befuddle autism researchers: why the disorder affects boys four times more often than girls. But in new findings reporte...

Peaceful Revolution: When Did It Get So Hard To Be A Mom?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Ten years ago, we didn't worry about sending a peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into school with our children, and we didn't medicate our eight year olds to get them through the school day.