Autistic Spectrum Disorder

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Broccoli

Broccoli could 'hold the key' for treating autism

"Broccoli chemical may improve autism symptoms," The Daily Telegraph reports.

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DDT pesticide

Possible pesticide link to autistic disorders

"Pregnant women who live near fields sprayed with pesticides can run more than three times the risk of having a child with autism," the Mail Online reports.

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Autism linked to high levels of male hormones in the womb

New research suggests that exposure to high levels of testosterone and three other steroid hormones in the womb increases the risk of a baby boy developing autism.

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Pregnancy

Autism begins in the womb

New research suggests problems in brain development long before birth may cause symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder.

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HealthFriends

IVF poses minimal risk of autism and low IQ

"Children born after certain infertility treatments at higher risk of autism," reads the headline in The Independent. The news is based on a large long-term Swedish study. Researchers looked at…

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