CHICA Automated System helps pediatricians screen for Autism

Studies show that early intervention can substantially improve the long-term prognosis for children with autism, but most are not diagnosed until they are 4-1/2 to 5 years of age, according to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. The Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation system (CHICA) is an automated system that helps pediatricians […]

Another study links air pollutants to autism

Pittsburgh — Yet another study has found a possible link between air pollutants and the increasing number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the US. The study, which was led by Dr. Evelyn Talbot of the University of Pittsburgh, suggests that man-made toxins present in the atmosphere may be contributing to the rapidly […]