6/2/2008

Tiny infants and those born early are twice as likely to develop autism, with premature girls facing five times the average risk, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in the June issue of Pediatrics. That could improve screening of such children said study author Diana Schendel, lead health scientist at the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

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