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Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused.
In a study published in the May 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, led by Mr. Sven Sandin, of the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and King's College London, researchers analyzed past studies to investigate possible associations between maternal age and autism.
A new study estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder.
The Autism Research Institute mobilizes international experts in the effort to hold back this devastating disorder, and to discover effective treatments and prevention strategies. ATLANTA, Aug.
Children who live in West Coast states with higher levels of annual precipitation appear to have higher rates of autism, U.S. researchers say.
Thimerosal, a Mercury-based preservative once used in routine childhood vaccines, may not be a cause of autism as previously believed.
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