Adults on the spectrum frequently have a range of other conditions — but they rarely get the help they need.
A prospective study shows that antipsychotics mess up metabolism, autism is tied to a doubled risk for food allergies, and a report reveals pervasive sexual harassment in science.
Young people with autism have more psychiatric and medical conditions than do their typical peers or those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Boys with autism have smaller heads, are shorter and weigh less at birth than typical children do — but all that changes by age 3.
Autism is not associated with ultrasound frequency or duration, maternal age and education affect autism odds, and people on the spectrum benefit from their ‘special interests.’
Women who are overweight or obese when pregnant increase their risk of having a child who is later diagnosed with autism by about 30 percent.
Mice born to obese mothers have irregular microbiomes, brain abnormalities and autism features.
Subsets of neurons lacking a gene called RAI1 contribute to Smith-Magenis syndrome, a rare condition related to autism.
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