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9 hrs ago | Molecular Psychiatry

Disturbed cingulate glutamate metabolism in adults with...

Correspondence: Professor L Tebartz van Elst, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Section for Experimental Neuropsychiatry, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Hauptstrasse 5, Freiburg 79104, Germany.


Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine

14 hrs ago | ScienceBlogs

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years [Respectful Insolence]

Only really long time readers will remember this, but back in the day , I discovered Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his antivaccine nuttery when he published his epically bad piece of antivaccine conspiracy mongering, Deadly Immunity, both in and Rolling Stone .


Related Topix: Folk, The Kennedys, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Activism, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, US Politics, Naturopathy, Medicine

18 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Two-way interaction between neurons and astrocytes plays an important ...

Throughout our lives, our brains adapt to what we learn and memorise. The brain is indeed made up of complex networks of neurons and synapses that are constantly re-configured.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Phoenix New Times

Arizona's Rate of Children Not Being Vaccinated Climbs Yet Again

The percentage of Arizona kindergartners not getting vaccinated went up yet again this year.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Kids, Family

Jenny McCarthy's son is being bullied at camp: 12-year-old Evan has autism

Jenny McCarthy said her 12-year-old son, Evan, is being bullied at summer camp but doesn't realize it, People reported Monday.


Related Topix: Health, Celebrities, Jenny McCarthy, Family, Kids, Vaccinations


The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ): Evidence from Asperger...

In Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 31, No. 1. , pp. 5-17, doi:10.1023/a%3a1005653411471 Currently there are no brief, self-administered instruments for measuring the degree to which an adult with normal intelligence has the traits associated with the autistic spectrum.


Related Topix: Health, Mathematics, Science

Medical Daily

Autism Risks Determined Most By Genetic Variants, Not Necessarily The Environment

The bulk of risk factors underlying autism may be based less on rare gene mutation than on common genetic variation, a new joint international study finds.


Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine, Environment, Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biology

Science Daily

Diagnostic criteria for Christianson Syndrome

A new study provides the most definitive characterization of the autism-like intellectual disability disorder Christianson Syndrome and provides the first diagnostic criteria to help doctors and families identify and understand the condition.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Brown University, Genetics

Largest study to date shows majority of autism is genetic

The bulk of risk, or liability, for autism spectrum disorders was traced to inherited variations in the genetic code shared by many people.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

The Straits Times

British artist Stephen Wiltshire inspires students in visit to Pathlight School

The 40-year-old savant toured the autism-focused school in Ang Mo Kio at the end of a 10-day trip which has seen him paint a panorama of the city's skyline from memory.


Related Topix: Health

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Diagnosis, therapy help boy, 5, find his voice

As she begins their daily exercise of going through sheets of sounds and words for the 5-year-old boy to pronounce, she occasionally has to remind him to stay focused.


Related Topix: Health

Robert Kennedy's Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Activism

Robert Kennedy is obsessed with the notion that vaccines cause autism. He's particularly obsessed with the discredited idea that thimerosal, a preservative used in some vaccines, causes autism.

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Related Topix: Health, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, US News

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Can You Really Afford a New Child?

Expecting a child this summer? Most births in the U.S. occur in August, with July a close second.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Chicken Soup for the Soul:Parent dilemma: Is there a right way to let your children fail?

When Tim Brewster was a kid, he often told his father about new, harebrained ideas.


Related Topix: Health, Opinion

Erie camp helps students with autism connect

A girl next to him wrapped a blue blanket more tightly around her thin frame and fiddled with a chain of plastic stars.


Related Topix: Health, Gannon University, Kids, Family


Book Club on Friday, July 18, 2014

NASA faked the moon landing. The measles-mumps-rubella vaccine causes autism. Climate change isn't real.


Related Topix: Mumps, Health, Chiropractic, Medicine


'A Better World' (US 2014): Book Excerpt

Marcus Sakey's thrillers have been nominated for more than fifteen awards, named New York Times Editor's Picks, and selected among Esquire's Top 5 Books of The Year.


Related Topix: Hidden City, Entertainment, Television, Health

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Erie Times News

Program preps autistic students

"I just have to learn to distance myself a little more," the 19-year-old from Sewickley said.


Related Topix: Health, Sewickley, PA


Cognitive health claims range from sublime to ridiculous, experts say

When it comes to what's an allowable claim in the realm of cognitive health, ignorance and confusion abound, experts say.


Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Supplement, Acetyl-L Carnitine

The Straits Times

Artist Stephen Wiltshire puts his heart into drawing Singapore's cityscape

One look at a panoramic cityscape is all it takes for the image to be etched in British artist Stephen Wiltshire's memory for the rest of his life.


Related Topix: Health