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Mar 27, 2014 04:30 PM ET // Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
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.
Mar 26, 2014 07:00 PM ET // AFP
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.
Mar 24, 2014 05:25 AM ET
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.
Mar 2, 2014 02:00 PM ET // ABC Science News
Women and girls are much less likely to have an intellectual disability than males, possibly due to a female protective effect.
Dec 12, 2013 10:25 AM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Small, early clinical trials of the unconventional treatment have lessened the repetitive behaviors and other symptoms of the disorder.
Dec 11, 2013 06:33 AM ET
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.
Dec 3, 2013 11:40 AM ET // Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
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.
Jan 11, 2011 07:02 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Just when it seems the scandal surrounding Andrew Wakefield can't get any worse, it does.
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