CDC: 1 in 88 Kids Has Autism; Docs Debate Cause

One in 88 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, by age 8, according to a study released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- a rate that has risen far above the 2006 estimate of 1 in 110. But experts remain locked in debate about whether these numbers tell the whole story. The CDC report, which analyzed data from 2008, indicates a 23 percent rise in diagnoses of ASDs over a two-year period. The news could be most alarming for boys. The...Full Story
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