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Something in the Air: Autism Risk May Be Tied to Pollution

Researchers may be one step closer to understanding what causes autism. The possible cause? Air pollution.

Air Pollution May Play Role in Autism

Past research has posed many theories about factors that could influence autism in children, and the authors of a new study may have found one more. Children born in areas of high pollution may be more likely to have the disorder, the new study suggests.

Mother’s Iron Level Tied to Child’s Autism Risk

Iron deficiency has been associated with autism in past studies, such as one published in Pediatrics in 2012. And children of mothers who have too little iron during pregnancy may also have a higher risk of getting this condition.

Child Disability Rates Offered Surprises

One of the national surveys that investigates health conditions in children also tracks disability rates. And a recent study found a surprising trend in those rates.

Being Mindful of Parenting Stress

Parenting a child with autism and/or other disabilities can be rewarding yet stressful. Learning to manage that stress can help moms be more effective parents.

Pesticide Exposure While Pregnant Linked to Autism

To date, there is still no known single cause of autism. But recent research may have uncovered a new potential player in the development of the condition.

It Might Be More Than Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which individuals experience seizures. But often children with epilepsy have other health concerns as well.

No Link Between Vaccines and Autism, Large Study Confirms

Vaccines have prevented millions of illnesses, yet some uneasiness about their safety persists for some parents. One of the biggest concerns has been shot down again.

Autism: A Family Affair

Researchers have searched for possible causes of autism in just about every area imaginable. But it appears that at least part of the cause may be within a child's genes.

Tummy Troubles in Kids with Autism

It's often thought that children with autism also tend to have more stomach trouble than other children. But is that really the case?