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January 2013
Opinion

Rising interest

by  /  8 January 2013

Since 2000, the number of scientific papers published on autism has been growing faster than the overall rate of scientific publications. 

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News

Clinical research: Death rate high in autism

by  /  8 January 2013

Of the 305 people diagnosed with autism in Utah in the 1980s, 29 have died. This is about ten times higher than the death rate in the general population during the same time period, according to a study published 25 September in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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December 2012
News

Flu during pregnancy raises child’s risk of autism

by  /  13 December 2012

Women who have the flu while pregnant double their risk of having a child with autism, according to a large study published 12 November in Pediatrics. The results add to growing evidence of a connection between maternal infection and autism.

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News

Epidemiology: Complex disorder

by  /  6 December 2012

Researchers are digging into the myriad causes of autism to refine its definition and find elusive biological signatures.

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November 2012
Opinion

Messy maps

by  /  23 November 2012

Geographical differences in autism prevalence can largely be accounted for by socioeconomic factors, according to research published 31 October in Environmental Health. The study confirms the importance of controlling for variables such as parents’ educational status when searching for environmental links to autism.

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News

Clinical research: Premature birth raises risk of autism

by  /  21 November 2012

The risk of developing autism increases for every week short of 37 weeks of gestation, according to a large epidemiological study published 1 September in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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October 2012
News

Clinical research: Israeli study shows high autism prevalence

by  /  5 October 2012

A new study finds that 48 of every 10,000 children in Israel have autism. This rate, published 27 July in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, is higher than previous estimates for Israel, but lower than the reported U.S. prevalence.

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September 2012
News

Regression may mark one-third of autism cases

by  /  27 September 2012

About one in three children with autism abruptly lose language, social or other developmental skills in their second year of life, according to a meta-analysis published 2 August in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Utah, revisited

by  /  25 September 2012

New analysis of an in-depth study of autism rates in Utah in the 1980s highlights how changing diagnostic guidelines may be contributing to the rise in prevalence.

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Opinion

Delayed diagnosis

by  /  18 September 2012

Children with autism are being incorrectly diagnosed with developmental delay, and Hispanic children with developmental delay are going undiagnosed, according to a study in California.

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