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Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests. Other ASDs include Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Experts estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism. Males are four times more likely to have autism than females.
Broccoli contains an ingredient that could target the "Achilles’ heel" of cancers

Broccoli contains an ingredient that could target the "Achilles’ heel" of cancers

Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic

Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic

Long-term antibiotic treatment slows growth of amyloid plaques in male mice but not in females

Long-term antibiotic treatment slows growth of amyloid plaques in male mice but not in females

Ethical and social implications of embodied AI in mental health care

Ethical and social implications of embodied AI in mental health care

Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of age

Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of age

Nanoparticles present in many food items affect gut microbiota, study shows

Nanoparticles present in many food items affect gut microbiota, study shows

Research on repetitive worm behavior may shed light on repetition in humans

Research on repetitive worm behavior may shed light on repetition in humans

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Study: Under-connectivity is the underlying cause of brain disorders

Study: Under-connectivity is the underlying cause of brain disorders

State bans pesticide linked to developmental problems

State bans pesticide linked to developmental problems

Researchers seek to settle some discrepancies related to brain anatomy and ASD

Researchers seek to settle some discrepancies related to brain anatomy and ASD

Autism estimates for the USA are wildly inaccurate, say experts at INSAR 2019

Autism estimates for the USA are wildly inaccurate, say experts at INSAR 2019

Lack of autism risk gene disrupts prefrontal cortex connectivity in mice

Lack of autism risk gene disrupts prefrontal cortex connectivity in mice

UK Government to 'consider all options' to control measles outbreak

UK Government to 'consider all options' to control measles outbreak

The sense of touch is defined and fully functional before birth

The sense of touch is defined and fully functional before birth

Novel chemical probe enables live imaging of brain immune cells

Novel chemical probe enables live imaging of brain immune cells

Targeting antidiuretic hormone vasopressin shows promise for autism

Targeting antidiuretic hormone vasopressin shows promise for autism

Viral infection in utero associated with behavioral abnormalities in offspring

Viral infection in utero associated with behavioral abnormalities in offspring

Mount Sinai study identifies 20 new genetic associations with bipolar disorder

Mount Sinai study identifies 20 new genetic associations with bipolar disorder

Globally measles at an all time high

Globally measles at an all time high