The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Autism

How Common Is Autism Spectrum Disorder in the US?

A new survey of parents estimates that one child in 40 has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The rate in Canada is lower.

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Autism

If Mom Overdoses on B Vitamins, Will Her Child Be Autistic?

Women whose B vitamin levels were elevated during pregnancy were significantly more likely to have a child with autism spectrum disorder.

A pregnant woman holding a pill bottle in one hand making the halt gesture with her other hand
Autism

Mothers on Antidepressants May Have Babies with Autism

SSRI antidepressants such as Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft taken during pregnancy increased the risk for the child to develop autism spectrum disorder.

broccoli sprouts
Autism

Help for Autism from Broccoli Sprouts?

Young men with autism had fewer symptoms when they took sulforaphane derived from broccoli sprouts.