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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Convincing parents to vaccinate

"When I was a tenth-grader, there was a boy in my class whose name was Billy Lynn, and he had leukemia," Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, reminisced at a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles on ... (more)


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, US Politics, US News

8 hrs ago | CiteULike

Screening adults for Asperger Syndrome using the AQ: a preliminary...

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Related Topix: Health

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Rise of measles linked to report

A discredited claim that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine causes autism and bowel disease could be the reason for the spread of measles in the latest outbreak, a health official says.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Mumps


TCA: PBS 'Nova' Panelists Scorch Jenny McCarthy Over Vaccine Position

During a PBS Q&A session for its Nova program, Vaccines: Calling The Shots , the conversation eventually wound its way around to Jenny McCarthy .


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jenny McCarthy

Science Blog

Study links enzyme to autistic behaviors

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behaviors, and other behaviors on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits.


Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine, UC Riverside, Minocin, Minocycline (generic)

Silicon Alley Insider

Two MIT Grads Founded A Startup That Almost Exclusively Employs People On The Autism Spectrum

ULTRA Testing cofounder Rajesh Anandan hopes to grow his team of testers to at least 250 in the next three years.


Related Topix: Health, Computers, Barnes & Noble, Retail, Barnes and Noble

The Daily Beast

RFK Jr.'s Twisted Anti-Vaxx HistoryBy Russell Saunders

Despite multiple studies showing no link between vaccines and autism, RFK Jr. continues to use his position to spread that lie.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Influenza, Preventive Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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


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

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