TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- The pre-pregnancy width of a woman's waist -- but not whether or not she is actually obese -- may be tied to autism risk in her children, new research suggests.
What's behind the association remains unclear, the researchers said. But it could lie in the fat-induced activity of inflammatory chemicals known as cytokines, which are "known to be involved in the development of autism," said the study team led by Dr. Geum Joon Cho.
MONDAY, March 19, 2018 -- Young children who sustain a severe head injury may struggle with attention problems as they grow older, researchers say.
A new study reports that kids who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury around ages 3 to 7 are three and a half times more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by the time they enter middle school.
TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- For young people with autism, the leap to adulthood can feel like jumping off a cliff, but researchers may be zeroing in on a safety net.
In a small study, young adults who had one of two psychotherapies were better able to deal with the thinking, flexibility and social awareness challenges of autism. They were also more employable as a result, because those issues can often hold adults with autism back, particularly in the workplace.