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August 2015
Opinion

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
News

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.

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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.
 

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May 2015
Week of MayMay
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2015
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.

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March 2015
Opinion

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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Opinion

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.

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Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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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