Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds.

Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of face-to-face taunting and cyberbullying may greatly increase the risk that victims will become bullies themselves, a new study suggests.

More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report.

Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of gay fathers are as well-adjusted as kids of heterosexual parents, a new survey finds.

Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are being diagnosed with autism at younger ages since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made changes to their diagnosis guidelines in 2007, a new study says.

'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Discovering that a child with autism has wandered away from the safety of home would be a terrifying moment for any parent.