autism

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No Link Between Measles Vaccine and Autism, New Study Says

Despite a recent anti-vaccine movement, there is no link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) and autism in children, a new study says.

04/21/2015

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Autism Could be Linked With Moms’ Diabetes During Pregnancy

Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women’s chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study.

04/14/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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Autistic Va. Inmate Pleads Guilty to Officer Assault Charge

A Virginia inmate with autism has pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting a correctional officer and plans to seek a pardon from the governor.

01/08/2015

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Study Shows Treatment In Infants Reduces Symptoms Of Autism

There is new hope in the fight against autism and it starts before a child is even diagnosed.

09/10/2014

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Disabilities in Kids Rise; Not Physical Problems

Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.

08/18/2014

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Md. Police Search For Missing Autistic Man

Rockville police are asking for the public’s help in locating an autistic man who went missing from his home in the predawn hours of July 8.

07/11/2014

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Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

A recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

06/26/2014

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PETA ‘Got Autism’ Ad Draws Fire

Campaign features a cereal frownie face in a bowl of milk and asks “Got Autism?”

05/30/2014

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Md. Girl Pleads ‘Responsible’ For Bullying Autistic Boy

A 17-year-old Maryland girl accused of assaulting a 16-year-old autistic boy pleaded responsible to two misdemeanor charges after her case was transferred from adult to juvenile court.

05/29/2014

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