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Prenatal Exposure to Pollution Raises Risk of Autism in Kids

Pollutants in the air are known to affect brain development, but the first national study of in utero exposure and autism rates raises new concerns.

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Hospital infection in pregnancy tied to higher risk of autism

Tuesday, December 24

A new study finds that hospital-diagnosed bacterial infections in pregnancy are associated with a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders.

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Hospital-diagnosed maternal infections linked to increased autism risk

Monday, December 23

Hospital-diagnosed maternal bacterial infections during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published Dec. 23 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Research linking autism symptoms to gut microbes called groundbreaking

Friday, December 27

A new study showing that feeding mice a beneficial type of bacteria can ameliorate autism-like symptoms is "groundbreaking," according to University of Colorado Boulder Professor Rob Knight, who co-authored a commentary piece about the research appearing in the current issue of the journal Cell.

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Psychosocial interventions by non-specialists for children with autism spectrum disorders

Monday, December 23

Many children with intellectual disability or lower functioning autism spectrum disorders, particularly those in low and middle income countries, do not receive psychosocial treatment interventions for their condition. If non-specialists were able to deliver such care, more children may be able to receive treatment.

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