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US autism estimate rises to 1 in 68 children

NEW YORK (AP) — The government's estimate of autism has moved up again to 1 in 68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in two years.  More »

U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in 68 American children is now diagnosed with autism or a related disorder, federal health officials reported Thursday. That's a 30 percent increase from just two years ago when the estimate was one...  More »

Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth

A small study that examined the brains of children who died found that certain abnormalities were common in autistic children but not in kids without the disorder. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at l...  More »

More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism show key "patches of disorganization" in the outer layers of the brain, according to a new study said to offer more evidence that the developmental disorder begins in the womb. Exp...  More »

New criteria may reduce autism diagnoses

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of U.S. kids diagnosed with autism has been on the rise, but that trend could turn around with new diagnostic criteria coming into effect, researchers say. By applying the new symptom che...  More »

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