Autism Causes

Autism And Diabetes Could Be Linked

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women's chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study. The risk ...

Researchers Close In On The Genes Responsible For Autism

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Living

A genetic mutation causes mice to over-groom to the point of near baldness, except for an obsessively touched-up strip of hair between the ears. Su...

Canadian Scientists Find More Genes Possibly Linked To Autism

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A Canadian-led international research team has identified several new genetic mutations that appear to be linked to autism spectrum disorder...

Could Autism Be Caused By One of These 10 Chemicals?

Everyday Health | Ian Landau | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada Living

By: Ian Landau, Everyday Health Doctors from the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Centre in New York are calling for renewed efforts to ...

The Return of the Refrigerator Parent?

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Living
Romeo Vitelli

While the refrigerator parent theory of autism was largely abandoned during the 1970s, there are still a few die-hard supporters. Not surprisingly, parents of autistic children still react angrily to any suggestion that flawed parenting causes autism.