How Many Kids Have Autism? Diagnosis Numbers Are Stabilizing, Data Show
Autism rates increased for two decades; now the number of kids diagnosed with the developmental disorder might finally be leveling out.
Surrogate Who Refused To Abort Baby With Heart Defect: ‘I Had No Rights’
A surrogate refused a baby’s parents’ wish for an abortion after finding out the unborn boy had a heart defect. Now she is calling on people to love them for their decision ultimately to "choose life."
Why Autism Diagnosis Varies By Race: Scientists Compare Black And White Parents
Black parents might report issues in their child’s development differently, leading to a racial disparity in how and when autism is diagnosed — and hurting the chances for early intervention.
ADHD Diagnosis With A Brain Scan? Doctors See Patterns In MRI
Doctors might be able to diagnose ADHD more accurately using brain scans, getting help to kids who need it.
Autism Gene Mutation Causes Too Many Brain Connections, Scientists Say
Kids with autism might have trouble learning because their brains are overloaded with connections.
6 Myths You Probably Learned About Puberty That Were Wrong
"You can't get pregnant while on your period," and other myths you might have believed.
Autism Cure Research 2017: Hormone Oxytocin Reverses Attention, Social Dysfunction In Rats
A hormone that naturally occurs in our bodies might one day be used to treat people with autism.
Children Have Closer Relationships With Family Pets Than With Siblings, Study Suggests
Is your pet a part of the family? A new study shows that kids and animals may be closer than siblings.
Autism And Anxiety Symptoms: How They Differ; New Test Helps Identify Symptoms In Children
Autism and anxiety symptoms can sometimes overlap, which can make it difficult to properly treat children with the disorders.
Stuttering Brains Are Different All Over, Scientists Say
Brains of people who stutter are different in areas affecting speech and emotion.