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Tag: prevalence

August 2015

Sibling study questions cesarean section link to autism

by  /  4 August 2015

Contrary to previous findings, children born by cesarean section are not at an increased risk of autism, says a Swedish sibling study.

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June 2015

Large Swedish study casts doubt on autism ‘epidemic’

by  /  12 June 2015

Although increasing numbers of people are receiving an autism diagnosis, the proportion of the population with autism symptoms has remained steady. This finding, from a study of more than 1 million Swedish children, backs the theory that autism’s rise stems from greater awareness of the disorder.

Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Maureen Durkin: Understanding autism’s rise

by  /  2 June 2015

Autism is undoubtedly on the rise, but we may never be able to fully explain why, says Maureen Durkin.

May 2015
Week of MayMay
News / Spotted

Spotted: Crucial count; animal anxiolytics

by  /  22 May 2015

The world’s most populous country takes stock of autism, and guinea pigs ease anxiety in children with the disorder.

March 2015

Age of parents explains little of surge in autism

by  /  31 March 2015

Increasing parental age accounted for just 2.7 percent of the rise in autism prevalence between 1994 and 2001, according to a study of New York City families published 17 March in Maternal and Child Health Journal.

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How to make sure autism isn’t lost in translation

by  /  27 March 2015

With the help of Korean mothers, doctors and teachers, researchers have created a culturally appropriate translation of an information kit on autism.


False diagnoses inflate autism rate in India

by  /  17 March 2015

Rushed doctors and lack of culturally appropriate screening tools are boosting autism diagnoses in India.

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January 2015

U.S. expands program to track autism prevalence

by  /  16 January 2015

The U.S. government is expanding its autism monitoring program to better understand the rising prevalence of the disorder, particularly in light of controversial changes to autism’s diagnostic criteria.

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November 2014

Rise in autism fueled mainly by diagnostic changes

by  /  18 November 2014

A significant proportion of the rise in autism prevalence in Denmark stems from changes in diagnostic practice, suggests a study published 3 November in JAMA Pediatrics.

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News / Toolbox

Screening tools for autism translated for use in India

by  /  5 November 2014

Standard screening tools translated into Hindi and Bengali reliably distinguish Indian children with autism from their unaffected peers.

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