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2 hrs ago | USA Today

'Life, Animated': How Disney films rescued autistic boy

Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism By Ron Suskind Kingswell; 368 pages; $26.99 4 stars out of 4 Ron Suskind's latest book, "Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism," Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY.


Related Topix: Health, Arts, Literature

6 hrs ago | UPI

Nick Lachey discusses brother's autism for the first time

Nick Lachey opened up about his 19-year-old brother's autism diagnosis while speaking to CBS news a week after he launched the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction to raise awareness for autism.

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7 hrs ago | BioSpace

Antidepressants Use During Pregnancy Tied To Autism In Boys,...

SSRI Use During Pregnancy Is Associated With Risk Of Autism, Developmental Delays In Male Children - Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors , medications frequently prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health disorders, is associated with a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorder and developmental ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Depression, Genetics, Medicine

8 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

'It's OK to be different': Autistic and blind musical savant Tony DeBlois will play in West Lafayette

Tony DeBlois doesn't see the world, he hears it. He started playing the piano at age 2. By age 9, he was performing professionally in nursing homes.


Related Topix: Health, Lafayette, IN, Berklee College of Music, Purdue University, Student Society, Xi Delta, Sororities

11 hrs ago |

The ongoing debate: To vaccinate or not

Although experts and the vast majority of Americans contend that refusal to have a child vaccinated leaves everyone at risk of contracting once sidelined diseases, more and more parents are opting out and for such reasons as: On that last item, truth be told, by age six, a child will have been "shot" about 24 times-and that's too many for concerned ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Mumps, Family, Kids

12 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Identifying learning disabilities

The spectrum of learning disabilities is wide, and it's important to identify which particular one may be affecting your child so the proper treatment can be administered.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, ADHD

Tue Apr 15, 2014

St. Albert Gazette

The autistic mind

When I first became a pregnant, I worried. Like most new parents I had the concern, 'What if something is wrong with my child?' For many people Down syndrome, cerebral palsy among other disabilities are at the forefront of their concern.


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Rabid Conspiracy Theorist Jenny McCarthy Desperately Spins: 'I'm Not Anti-Vaccine'

View co-host Jenny McCarthy is now attempting to backtrack on her anti-vaccine conspiracy theories.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Celebrities, Jenny McCarthy, Family, Kids, Mumps

Science writers slam Jenny McCarthy over anti-vaccine stance: She's a moron

Jenny McCarthy is under fire for allegedly reversing her anti-vaccine position and is being slammed for spreading misinformation, the Raw Story reported Tuesday.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Celebrities, Jenny McCarthy, Mumps, Medicine, ADHD

Aberdare Online

Living with Autism - a personal story for Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism awareness month and much is being done to alert people to the problems encountered by those who are autistic and their families.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, ADHD

Phoenix New Times

More Arizona Parents Not Having Their Children Vaccinated

The number of Arizona parents choosing to not have their children vaccinated is increasing.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Maricopa County, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, University of Arizona, Yavapai County, AZ


What Vaccinations Do You Need As an Adult?

Vaccines have been everywhere in the news lately: There was a recent measles outbreak on the Upper East Side in New York that then spread to lower Manhattan, as well as a measles outbreak in Seattle that was traced to a patient who attended a Kings of Leon concert on March 28. A recent study from Emory University also blew up headlines after it was ... (more)


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine


MRC Bashes Jenny McCarthy for Being Anti-Vaccine, Forgets It's Anti-Vaccine Too

In an April 14 NewsBusters post , Scott Whitlock criticizes Jenny McCarthy for "attempting to backtrack on her anti-vaccine conspiracy theories."


Related Topix: Life, Conspiracy Theory, Hobbies, Health, Human Sexuality

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

Mother doesn't link vaccinations and autism in her case

The only thing that hasn't seemed to change in the last 13 years is the number of years it takes to diagnose a child with autism.


Related Topix: Health, Vaccinations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health News Digest

SSRI Use During Pregnancy is Associated with Risk of Autism

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors , medications frequently prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health disorders, is associated with a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays in male children, a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs has found.


Related Topix: Health, Depression, Genetics, Medicine

CBC News

Anti-vaccine message from some Alberta naturopaths spurs debate

One video posted on a Calgary wellness centre's website suggests that vaccines and autism are linked despite the lack of scientific evidence.

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Jenny McCarthy sets record straight on autism and vaccines: I'm not anti-vaccine

Jenny McCarthy slammed reports that she's anti-vaccine, saying she is opposed to children getting multiple vaccination shots in one doctor's visit, she wrote in a Chicago Sun-Times editorial Sunday.


Related Topix: Health, Vaccinations, Celebrities, Jenny McCarthy

Newberry Observer

Instruction for autistic students guided by unique approach

When a child comes up to a teacher's desk and repeatedly asks for attention while waving a worksheet in her face, nine times out of 10 a teacher will ask the child to have a seat and then raise his or her hand.


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The Daily Record

Marks & Spencer's gets thumbs up from our style judges after...

Interpol hunt: Daughter tells of agony over dad's disappearance as crimefighters step up bid to trace men who vanished without a trace STEFNIE Ewing, 28 - whose father Archibald disappeared in 2003 - is just one of many relatives who is desperate to find out what happened to her loved one.


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Jenny McCarthy thinks in shades of gray, or so she thinks [Respectful Insolence]

Never look a blogging gift horse in the mouth, I always say. Well, sort of. It just figures that I could only do two posts that weren't about vaccines before circling back around to the topic of the antivaccine movement.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jenny McCarthy, Health