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Tag: prevalence

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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October 2014
Opinion

Timing between pregnancies may alter autism risk

by  /  28 October 2014

Children born too soon or too long after their siblings have an increased risk of autism, a new study reports.

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News

Large study links maternal infection to autism risk

by  /  9 October 2014

Having an infection during pregnancy significantly raises the risk of having a child with autism, finds the largest epidemiological study to date to examine the link.

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August 2014
Opinion

Tools for autism screening must vary with language, culture

by  /  1 August 2014

At its core, autism is the same disorder worldwide. But most screening methods for the disorder were developed in the U.K. and U.S., and linguistic and cultural differences can alter their performance elsewhere.

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July 2014
Opinion / Viewpoint

Why inferring autism’s causes from epidemiology is dangerous

by  /  29 July 2014

Epidemiological ‘just-so’ stories, which infer causes of autism from general trends in prevalence, are in danger of repeating the mistakes of social Darwinism, says Mayada Elsabbagh.

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News

Maternal factors, birth order up autism risk

by  /  17 July 2014

Having one child with autism raises the odds of having a second child with the disorder 20-fold, according to one of the largest epidemiological studies so far to address the inheritance of autism risk.

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June 2014
News

Clinical research: Down syndrome, autism often coexist

by  /  27 June 2014

Nearly 40 percent of people with Down syndrome also meet the criteria for an autism spectrum disorder, suggests a U.K. study of nearly 500 children, published in Autism Research.

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News

Autism not the only neurodevelopmental disorder on the rise

by  /  19 June 2014

The growing prevalence of autism is no different from that of other neurodevelopmental disorders, finds a study of more than 4.5 million people in four countries.

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May 2014
Opinion

State laws for autism coverage are uneven across U.S.

by  /  23 May 2014

States with the weakest infrastructure for diagnosing children with autism often lack laws requiring compensation for treatment costs, finds an analysis published 30 April in the journal Autism.

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