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4 hrs ago | Erie Times News

Erie camp helps students with autism connect

The boy sat at the table, legs crossed, shoes off, and slowly rocked his body in his chair while he flipped through a thick history book.


Related Topix: Health, Erie, PA, Gannon University, Warren, PA, Family, Kids

14 hrs ago |

Autism! America's new national crisis.

A new study out of California found a connection between pregnant mothers' exposure to pesticides and the risk their children will have autism.


Related Topix: Health

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Times Leader

Early childhood screenings offered with support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation

A hearing assessment program for at-risk preschool children will begin in the fall thanks to support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Luzerne County, PA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Harvard University

Berkman Buzz: July 11, 2014

While students will always need to think critically and ask the right questions, emerging in this new world is the need for a skill set we call 'knowledge in action,' a kind of athletics of the mind aided by Internet-enabled devices, search engines, and pools of data from a wide variety of outlets...But imagine that you're Googling "vaccine autism" ... (more)


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Health


Depressed adults with Asperger's at higher risk for suicide

According to new research, adults who have Asperger's syndrome are at a much higher risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts than the rest of the public.


Related Topix: Health, Depression

New Documentary on Asperger's Syndrome from Writer/Producer Robin A. Borakove Released

Writer/Producer Robin A. Borakove always felt different than many of her friends and family members.


Related Topix: Health

Thu Jul 10, 2014


'Song of the Shank,' by Jeffery Renard Allen

Thomas Greene Wiggins , an African American born a slave in Georgia in 1849 and who used the performing name Blind Tom, was perhaps the most successful concert pianist of the 19th century: touring America and Europe as a child, an adolescent and an adult, playing the White House and being written about by such expressive concertgoers as Mark Twain ... (more)


Related Topix: African-American, Health

WPTV Local News

Family deals with damaging lightning strike

A Boca Raton family already struggling with a special needs child is now left with no television, computers, broken kitchen appliances, and other damage after lightning hit their home Wednesday.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, ADHD

The Times Leader

Grant will provide hearing assessments for preschoolers

A hearing assessment program for at-risk preschool children will begin in the fall thanks to support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family, Luzerne County, PA, Health, Medicine, ADHD


Asuragen Receives New York State License for Molecular Genetic and...

Asuragen, Inc. , a molecular diagnostic company using genomics to drive better patient management, announced today that it had received a clinical laboratory permit from the state of New York to offer Xpansion Interpreter, its reflex test for fragile X carriers and miR Inform Thyroid for use in the management of patients with thyroid nodules.


Related Topix: Asuragen, Genetics, Health

The Daily Record

Council praised for autism action plans

Lucie Dudgeon from Bridge Street, Lockerbie, said the proposals to be raised at the education committee tomorrow would raise awareness of the condition and "help hundreds of parents".


Related Topix: Health, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Kids

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Camel's milk: The new dairy superfood

The camels are coming! Actually, they're already here. In fact, the current camel population in the U.S. is approximately 5,000 and predicted to increase.


Related Topix: Drink, Milk, Health, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Vitamin C, Supplement, Vitamin A, Lactoferrin

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Creator of Road Safety for Kids Products Advocates Helping Children with Autism

As children develop and grow, their perception of the world alters and morphs. Their impression of right and wrong progresses, they develop a deeper understanding of empathy and their sense of danger and risk improves.


Related Topix: Health, Kids, Family

Contra Costa Times

editorial: California must improve vaccination rates

One of the worst forms of ethical negligence in the United States is the trend of parents forgoing vaccinations for their children.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, California, Pediatrics, Medicine, Sacramento, CA, Opinion

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Mental Help Net

Review: Routine Vaccines for Children in U.S. Deemed Safe

There is evidence for some adverse events associated with routine vaccines recommended for children in the United States, although these events are rare, according to a review published online July 1 in Pediatrics .


Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Chickenpox

Daily Kos

Agricultural pesticides cause autism. Don't hold your breath.

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you would think that I spend a lot of time discussing autism spectrum disorders .


Related Topix: Health, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Davis, CA, UC Davis, US News, Liberal Political News


Watch out, world - leaving "The View," Jenny...

She was a terrible fit on "The View," but at least the presence of tight producer control and a diverse set of co-hosts kept her from spewing anti-vaccine views.


Related Topix: Health


Heptares Announces Publication In Nature Of First Structure Of...

Heptares has solved structures across all major GPCR families providing platforms for wide-ranging structure-based and antibody drug discovery programmes Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, announces the publication of a scientific article describing the first high-resolution X-ray ... (more)


Related Topix: Health

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Star Tribune

Autism risk is linked to pesticides

Pregnant women who live near agricultural fields where pesticides are sprayed are at increased risk of having a child with autism, a study suggests.


Related Topix: Health, Agriculture, Science, UC Davis, Davis, CA, Genetics, Medicine

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

An isolated existence: Autistic teens battle hidden demons

"Call me crazy, but I hear things that torture me on an unrelenting basis that never, ever, ever shut up.


Related Topix: Health