Posts tagged “Autism”

Scientists take a step closer to more effective autism testing

February 20th, 2018
Scientists take a step closer to more effective autism testing

Scientists have taken a major step forward in the quest to find more effective tests for autism. Researchers claim to have taken the first steps in a bid to use blood and urine tests as a means of diagnosing autism in children. The study, which was led by the University of Warwick’s Dr Naila Rabbani, […]

Charity Warns of Premature Death for People with Autism

March 22nd, 2016

Representatives from the charity Autistica have warned that people with autism are dying earlier than the general population. The charity states that research carried out in Sweden suggests that autistic people are dying significantly earlier than the general population, most commonly as a result of epilepsy or suicide. The study, which has been published in […]

New Study Links Autism to Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy

December 22nd, 2014
New Study Links Autism to Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy

A new study conducted by researchers in America has linked autism to exposure to polluted air during pregnancy. A team of researchers from The Harvard School of Public Health found that air pollution was linked to higher levels of autism among a group of 1,767 children. Researchers discovered that levels of autism in children doubled […]

The Truth about Autism Medical Insurance Coverage

October 13th, 2010
The Truth about Autism Medical Insurance Coverage

From autism summits to forums for autism care providers, to charity events and awareness rallies, parents of autistic children in the U.S. are raising awareness to the growing number of children afflicted with this illness while advocating for insurance coverage. According to a study entitled “The Lifetime Distribution of the Incremental Societal Costs of Autism”, […]

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