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Bethlehem vo-tech students build supports for inclusionary art and its message
Northampton Area High School sophomore Amanda Strohl, left, 15, of Bath, and Freedom High School senior Brittany Sloss, right, 18, of Bethlehem Township, Pa., unveil a painting during a presentation at the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School on March 5, 2014.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
Health News Digest
A Look At Health Communication
The CDC defines health communication as "The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual decisions that enhance health."
Ignorance and Bliss
Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study. 'Proctor, a professor of the history of science at Stanford, is one of the world's leading experts in agnotology , a neologism signifying the study of the cultural production of ignorance.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Co-Parenting with a Partner on the Autism Spectrum
With as many as 1.5 million Americans having some form of autism, including milder variants such as what used to be called Asperger Syndrome, many of those on the autism spectrum are also parents.
The Macon Telegraph
Quilters take on a special cause
Close, for a quilting/sewing bee taking in '50s rock classics as they stitched away at the Olive Branch Senior Center.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Inside the mind of the TV detective
Scandi-drama The Bridge is known as much for the personal life of Swedish detective Saga Noren and her Danish colleague Martin Rohde as for its gritty monochrome crime scenes.
Ben's trek along the Great Wall for autism charity
Ben Kirimli, 27, of Bexhill Road, St Leonards, spent seven days on the expedition, collecting more than A 2,000 for Autism Sussex.
Genetic Trigger Discoverd For Most Common Form of Mental Disability and Autism
The most common form of intellectual disability is caused by a mechanism which shuts of an associated gene, a new study finds.
Vaccines called safe option
In spite of misinformation, vaccines remain a safe, scientifically proven way to prevent disease, according to Dr. Margaret O'Dell.
Health Report 3-7-14
Spaulding Rehab Hospital Cape Cod presents a free "Mondays in March" pediatric educational lecture series for parents, health professionals, educators and caregivers of young children.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Jazlynn is making a difference
Headlight Photo Jazlynn Eberling, 14, does her beadwork in preparation for the 49th annual Rockhound Round Up this weekend at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fairgrounds.
Sonoma Valley Sun
Movie trivia: Rain Man
Dustin Hoffman, working alongside a 26-year-old Tom Cruise, won an Oscar for his role as an autistic savant in "Rain Man," from 1988.
Student named Rachel Canning mistaken for spoilt brat suing her...
I'm not her! Student with same name as 'spoiled' teen suing her parents is hit by internet trolls - but she uses opportunity to drum up support for charity USF student Rachel Canning received a barrage of hateful comments because she shares her name with New Jersey student suing her parents After receiving more than 30,000 visitors to her Facebook ... (more)
Researchers find clues to autism in our genes and our gut
Elaine Hsiao is a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry and biology at Caltech. She is currently studying the mechanisms by which microbes modulate host production of neuroactive molecules and aims to better understand how the human microbiota influences health and disease.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
TN autism license plate nears goal
With 10 more preorders, Tennessee will be ready to launch a specialty license plate that will benefit local autism nonprofits.
Atypical development in the siblings of children with autism is detectable at 12 months
Atypical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among the siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder, a study published by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and UCLA has found.
Detection of clinically relevant genetic variants in autism spectrum...
American journal of human genetics , Vol. 93, No. 2. , pp. 249-263, doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.06.012 Autism Spectrum Disorder demonstrates high heritability and familial clustering, yet the genetic causes remain only partially understood as a result of extensive clinical and genomic heterogeneity.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Please Don't Confuse Me With Facts, Vaccine Editon
A couple of days ago I watched Othello for the first time. By chance, I had never seen or read it before.1 But that Shakespeare.
Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Thomas Kienzle reports for the Associated Press on a study which found public health campaigns touting vaccines' effectiveness and debunking the links between autism and other health risks might actually be backfiring, and convincing parents to skip the shots for their kids .
Pro-vaccination campaigns have opposite effect, study claims
Parents who prefer not have their children vaccinated are posing a major health problem, researchers now say, but show little sign of changing ways.