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Healthline.com: Another Study Shows Tdap Vaccine Not Linked to Autism Risk

Healthline.com: Another Study Shows Tdap Vaccine Not Linked to Autism Risk

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that Tdap vaccinations for pregnant women do not increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder in their children.

The study assessed more than 80,000 children born between 2011 and 2014 at Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals.

Children of mothers who received

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Healthline.com: What to Do If You Think You Might Be on the Autism Spectrum as an Adult

Healthline.com: What to Do If You Think You Might Be on the Autism Spectrum as an Adult

Autism is characterized primarily by social and behavioral challenges, including:

differences in how people perceive their environments and those around them communication barriers due to how people both process and verbalize information the need to maintain rigid — and sometimes repetitive — patterns and rituals that can interfere with

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Healthline.com: Long-Term Use of Tylenol During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Autism, ADHD

Healthline.com: Long-Term Use of Tylenol During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Autism, ADHD

 

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Acetaminophen is one of the most common treatments used by pregnant women for pain and fever.

The compound, sold under the brand name Tylenol, is usually considered safe during pregnancy. New evidence suggests prolonged use might have serious effects on unborn children.

A recent Israeli study finds

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Healthline.com: Do Police Need to Be Trained on Handling People with Autism?

Healthline.com: Do Police Need to Be Trained on Handling People with Autism?

An incident involving a police officer and a teen in Arizona spotlights the debate over law enforcement and people with autism.

While on patrol in Buckeye, Arizona, a police officer notices a teenager sitting alone on a park bench.

The teen is doing something with his hands.

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His motions are

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Healthline.com: Autism Is Becoming More 'Mainstream'

Healthline.com: Autism Is Becoming More 'Mainstream'

There are now more people with autism on-screen and in the workforce.

The two trends are related and, advocates hope, will open the door to even more progress.

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“Sesame Street” debuted a character with autism in April after extensive collaboration with autism groups.

Filmmaker Rachel Israel wanted to

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Healthline.com: Does Older Sperm Cause Autism?

Healthline.com: Does Older Sperm Cause Autism?

As requests for testing embryos for autism skyrocket, doctors search for the complex causes and make the case for neurodiversity.

Women have long known that their biological clocks are ticking, with their fertility beginning to decrease rapidly in their mid-30s. On the other hand, there’s never seemed to be an

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Healthline.com: Prozac Improves Autism Traits in Mouse Model

Healthline.com: Prozac Improves Autism Traits in Mouse Model

Breaking research examines the importance of serotonin in autism.

Researchers found that Prozac, given during development, can reduce autism-like traits in mouse models of the disorder.

Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are varied but often include difficulty with socializing and exhibiting repetitive behaviors.

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An estimated 1 in

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