As many as 1.5 percent, or 1 in 68 U.S. children on average may have autism, according to new estimates released today by the CDC.
The brains of children with autism contain a built-in patchwork of defects, suggesting that the developmental disorder begins while they are growing in the womb.
Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. But sometimes it can lead to some harmful misinformation. Join Trace as he talks about conspiracy theories in the medical world and why they can be harmful for adults and children.
Women and girls are much less likely to have an intellectual disability than males, possibly due to a female protective effect.
Small, early clinical trials of the unconventional treatment have lessened the repetitive behaviors and other symptoms of the disorder.
Singer Susan Boyle has announced she's been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism. It affects millions, but scientists understand very little about it. Guest host Annie Gaus talks about the disorder, and why it's so hard to study.
For children with autism, a dose of oxytocin -- the so-called love hormone -- seems to fine-tune the activity in brain areas linked to social interactions, according to a new study.
Just when it seems the scandal surrounding Andrew Wakefield can't get any worse, it does.
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