Acetaminophen Linked to Autism and Other Neurological Disorders in Children

Acetaminophen Linked to Autism and Other Neurological Disorders in Children

Citing new studies linking the analgesic drug acetaminophen (a chemical also known as paracetamol or by brand names Tylenol and Panadol) to the development of neurological conditions such as autism, attention-deficit disorder and hyperactivity in their children, women in the United States have filed 87 lawsuits in seven states against several pharmacies that sell the […]

Autism Can Be a Growth Market

Autism Can Be a Growth Market

The title of this article should make everyone cringe. It is borrowed from an even more cringeworthy title of an article by David Feshbach that recently appeared in Barron’s financial magazine… “Autism Can Be a Growth Market, if Investors Help Scale It Up.” Clearly, there is an expectation that the autism epidemic of the past […]

Private Equity Firms Profiting from Increases in Autism

Private Equity Firms Profiting from Increases in Autism

It is no secret that there have been significant increases in the development of autism among children in the U.S. over the past three decades. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledges that, today, at least one in 44 eight-year-old children have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)1 and some autism […]

Autism Rate Now 1 in 30 Among American Children

Autism Rate Now 1 in 30 Among American Children

A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found that the number of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States has risen to 1 in 30. The study, which was conducted by public health researchers at Guandong Pharmaceutical University in China, looked at data from the annual National […]

There is No Autism Epidemic?

There is No Autism Epidemic?

The prevalence of autism among children in the United States in the 1960s was estimated at 1 in 10,000. By the 1980s, prevalence of the neurological condition had increased to about 2 in 10,000 children. By the 1990s, the rate under the broader classification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was estimated at 1 in 2,500 […]

Prevalence of Autism Up Around the World

Prevalence of Autism Up Around the World

A new report published in the journal Autism Research found the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has grown to about 100 in 10,000 children—up from 62 in 10,000 children a decade ago. The figure is based on a systematic review of 71 epidemiological studies providing 99 ASD prevalence estimates from 34 countries, primarily the […]

Autism Prevalence Rates in U.S. and Northern Ireland Continue to Rise

Autism Prevalence Rates in U.S. and Northern Ireland Continue to Rise

At the height of the fear and confusion associated with the declaration of a coronavirus pandemic public health emergency and strict social distancing regulations in the spring of 2020, U.S. health officials published a report that, in 2016, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was estimated to affect one in 54 eight-year old children in the U.S., […]

Autism Numbers Increase by 10 Percent in U.S.

Autism Numbers Increase by 10 Percent in U.S.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of children diagnosed with autism in the United States continues to increase. In a report published on Mar. 27, 2020, the CDC estimated the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the country is now one in 54 children—up from one in […]

Autism Prevalence is Declining in California Counties With Higher Incomes

Autism Prevalence is Declining in California Counties With Higher Incomes

Story Highlights Researchers have documented that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is declining in financially secure, predominantly Caucasian communities in California, in contrast to steeply rising rates seen in counties where many families of every race are living in poverty. Researchers did not determine whether the observed declines are related to accessibility of […]