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.
The Australian girl's mother had refused to vaccinate her, and she contracted whooping cough at the age of five.
A measles outbreak that hospitalized nearly a dozen children in Minneapolis can be traced back to one doctor's fraud.
The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information, a report now says.
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