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43 min ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

AutismOne: The Cutting-Edge Autism Conference Announces One in Two Advocacy Debut in Chicago

Today, more than ONE IN TWO children suffers from chronic illness. Although many experts discuss primary triggers for autism, birth defects, infertility, gut disorders, cancer, and other chronic illnesses, triggers continue.


Related Topix: Health

6 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

How Two Companies Accidentally Committed Anti-Vaccine PR Blunders

Measles in Manhattan, mumps in Ohio, and whooping cough in San Diego have been making the news over the past month, with at least five outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases under way now around the U.S. Health officials are blaming low vaccination rates, and many states that allow parents to opt out of vaccines for reasons other than health ... (more)


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Mumps

10 hrs ago | Student Life

Autism awareness panel discusses spectrum disorders and inclusion

Professor Michelle Augistin speaks during the Autism Awareness Panel in Seigle Hall Tuesday.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Education Etc.

11 hrs ago | The Standard Blade

Funding structure often hurts dual diagnosis

Alex Meredith, 29, left, draws as his mother, Carol, observes at the family home in Littleton, Colo., on Feb. 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Littleton, CO, Health, Medicine, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Lakewood, CO, Psychiatry

Wed Apr 16, 2014


New autism books, films and web resources

The month of April is when I receive a lot of valuable information about autism books, films, resources and late breaking news.


Related Topix: Health, UC Davis

The Daily Beast

Anti-Vaxxers' Newest SchemeBy Russell Saunders

After years of alignment with anti-vaxxers, Jenny McCarthy says she's not anti-vaccine-she's pro 'one poke per visit.'


Related Topix: Health

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


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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Related Topix: Health


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

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

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

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.


Related Topix: Health

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