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Autism Treatment: Some Kids Miss Out

As many as one third of U.S. children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't get behavioral or medication treatment to help them manage their neurodevelopmental challenges.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Could Zinc Deficiency In Utero Lead to Autism?

Autism has been linked to genetic and environmental factors, such as zinc deficiency. A new study provides more information about the zinc-autism connection.

By Diane Domina

PCOS and Autism: What's the Connection?

According to a British study, polycystic ovary syndrome increases a woman’s risk for having a child with autism.

By Diane Domina

Diabetes During Pregnancy Raises Autism Risk

Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes all increase a woman’s risk of having a child with an autism, according to this study.

By Diane Domina