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Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Children With Behavioral Disorders

Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Children With Behavioral Disorders

Exercise shows promise for improving self-regulation and classroom functioning among children with complex behavioral health disorders.

Study Investigates Link Between Autism and Maternal Flu Infection or Vaccination

Study Investigates Link Between Autism and Maternal Flu Infection or Vaccination

For the first time, investigators studied the link between maternal flu vaccination during pregnancy and increased risk of ASD.

Arbaclofen May Benefit Some Patients With Autism

Arbaclofen May Benefit Some Patients With Autism

Study results suggest continued study of arbaclofen for autism spectrum disorder.

Substance Use Disorders in Autism Revisited

Substance Use Disorders in Autism Revisited

Autism is a heritable neurodevelopmental disorder that is approximately 4 times more prevalent in males than females.

Reduced Functional Connectivity of the Amygdala in Young Children With Autism

Reduced Functional Connectivity of the Amygdala in Young Children With Autism

Investigators examined functional connectivity between the amygdala and the mPFC, bilateral temporal lobe, striatum, thalamus, cingulate cortex, and cerebellum in children diagnosed with autism and age-matched control participants.

Autism: Does Race, Sex Affect Risk of Younger Siblings With Affected Older Siblings?

Autism: Does Race, Sex Affect Risk of Younger Siblings With Affected Older Siblings?

While past studies have shown that younger siblings with an affected older sibling are at higher risk of autism, these findings have not been evaluated in a large, racially and ethnically diverse population.

Hearing Impairment May Be Early Signal of Autism

Hearing Impairment May Be Early Signal of Autism

Researchers identified an inner-ear problem that might impair speech processing.

New Study Finds No Link Between Labor Induction and Autism

New Study Finds No Link Between Labor Induction and Autism

These results are contrary to results from a prior large population study.

Early Immune Biomarkers Identified for Autism Subphenotype

Early Immune Biomarkers Identified for Autism Subphenotype

The immune system dysregulation during pregnancy may lead to or exacerbate neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism.

Autism Risk Doubled With Increased Maternal Folate Levels During Pregnancy

Autism Risk Doubled With Increased Maternal Folate Levels During Pregnancy

Women who took vitamin B and folate supplements during pregnancy were less likely to have a child with autism.

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