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Causes of Autism

Autism linked to older grandfathers and abused mothers

Having an older grandfather or being a mother who was abused in her youth are linked to higher odds of having a child with autism, according to two studies published in a leading US psychiatry journal.

Friday, 22 March, 2013, 3:38am

US study links autism to roadside pollution

Minoru Shinohara is upbeat.

Researchers in California have found that exposure to roadside pollution during pregnancy is associated with autism. The study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found evidence that pollution may affect the developing brain among children whose mothers lived in areas where there was poor air quality, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

City lags in autism diagnoses and care, experts say

Hong Kong admits it is failing its autistic children, and the situation is likely to only get worse as latest findings reveal more children are being diagnosed with the condition.

One campaigner at the city's first summit on autism said that the official number of autistic children is just a few thousand, but the actual figure could be as high as 200,000.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Autism concerns

Half of Hong Kong's children currently diagnosed as autistic may be denied treatment following a major change to the clinical definition, concern groups warned.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Dads weigh in on offsprings' health

14 May 2007 - 12:00am

Ask Mr brain...all will be epxlained

Where did the bikini get its name from? The two-piece swim suit is named after the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

While it might seem like a good idea to name a skimpy outfit after a tropical island in the South Pacific, the bikini was named for rather different reasons.

13 Jan 2000 - 12:00am