Health News

Autism Drug Gets 'Breakthrough' Status
A possible treatment for autism has been granted expedited development and review.
Labor Induction and Autism Risk
There has been speculation as to whether induction of labor might play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorders, but a new study may ease that fear.
Parent Age and Autism Risk
You may have heard that an older mom's age may influence her child's risk for autism, but babies born to teen moms and older dads may also be at risk.
How Training Could Help Parents of Kids with Autism
Parents of kids with autism may want to opt for a parental training course to help them manage their child's behavior.
This Vaccine Played No Part in Autism Risk
The cause of autism remains a mystery, but new evidence may rule out one possible cause — bringing researchers closer to understanding this disorder.
Another Possible Factor in Autism Risk
Many factors during pregnancy can affect a baby's development. Among those factors may be gestational diabetes, which could affect your baby's neurological development.
More Tummy Troubles for Kids with Autism
Caring for a child with autism comes with struggles, and many parents may find that stomach problems in kids may be part of those struggles.
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.
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.