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Autism can be revealed by your voice patterns

New technology that analyses your vocal characteristics might improve diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder, shows new research.

When almost all Asperger’s symptoms disappear

Swedish researchers followed a group of boys with Asperger syndrome over 20 years. Their lives took different directions. Just over one-fifth of these boys grew out of most of their symptoms.

These dolls can teach autistic children better speech

Children with autism often have language problems. New research shows that hearing various language sounds while watching a little puppet or doll might help them improve.

MMR vaccine: Science exposes the biggest myths

The MMR vaccine has been accused of many things, from containing mercury to triggering autism. Here we look at four of the most serious claims and separate fact from fiction.

Study links autism with circumcision

A new study suggests that circumcision increases the risk of developing autism. Pain could be a possible reason for the connection, says scientist.

Risk of autism mainly from common gene variants

Most of the genetic risk of autism comes from variations in common genes, rather than rare mutations.

ADHD and autism can be detected much earlier than previously thought

Children with ADHD or autism display symptoms even before they turn two years old, reveals new study. Scientists believe they can use the knowledge to treat children more effectively.

Increased hormone levels in the womb linked to autism

Autistic boys were exposed to an increased level of male sex hormones before they were born, researchers discover.