Day: August 5, 2017

Thehindu.com: Autism may reflect a brain imbalance

Thehindu.com: Autism may reflect a brain imbalance

A study by Stanford University investigators suggests that key features of autism reflect an imbalance in signalling from excitatory and inhibitory neurons in a portion of the forebrain, and that reversing the imbalance could alleviate some of its hallmark symptoms. In a series of experiments conducted on a mouse model

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Patheos.com: Dogs Are the Latest Victims of Anti-Vaxxers and the Vaccine-Autism Myth

Patheos.com: Dogs Are the Latest Victims of Anti-Vaxxers and the Vaccine-Autism Myth

That’s right. The long-debunked myth that vaccines cause autism is now threatening the lives of dogs, despite the fact that the condition has never been diagnosed in canines.

Veterinarians in Brooklyn (NY) say locals have been influenced by the national anti-vax movement led by Jenny McCarthy and other non-scientists who

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Longislandweekly.com: An Abundance Of Heart

Longislandweekly.com: An Abundance Of Heart

September marks the start of another new school year and, for football diehards, it’s also the kickoff to a new season. The flowing together of the two brings to mind the moving story of former Florida State University (FSU) wide receiver Travis Rudolph and Bo Paske, a sixth-grade boy with

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Seacoastonline.com: I believe in vaccines, but understand the fear

Seacoastonline.com: I believe in vaccines, but understand the fear

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Romper.com: 10 Special Needs Moms Share The Worst Thing They Heard About Their Child & Your Heart's …

Romper.com: 10 Special Needs Moms Share The Worst Thing They Heard About Their Child & Your Heart's …

My twice exceptional child is, well, thrice exceptional to be exact. All that exceptionality comes with a few major challenges, though. What child doesn’t, of course, but without a doubt the worst things to deal with is what other people say about my special needs child. I asked parents about

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Coventrytelegraph.net: Cinemas set to show autism friendly screenings of summer blockbusters

Coventrytelegraph.net: Cinemas set to show autism friendly screenings of summer blockbusters

Two Coventry cinemas are offering autism friendly screenings of summer blockbusters this month.

Coventry Showcase Cinema and Odeon have partnered with a leading autism support organisation to provide movie-goers with a more comfortable viewing environment.

The cinemas will be screening autism friendly viewings of The Emoji Movie and Captain Underpants.

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Hindustantimes.com: This holiday season, Railways staff to sport outfits designed by Ritu Beri

Hindustantimes.com: This holiday season, Railways staff to sport outfits designed by Ritu Beri

This festive season, Railways staff wearing designer uniforms that reflect the spirit of the nation will welcome passengers onboard, courtesy one of India’s leading designers, Ritu Beri.

The new designs will be worn initially by staffers on a few Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains as part of Project Swarn. Railways reportedly

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Blog:Triple AAA- Alcohol and Autism (initial splurge)

Blog:Triple AAA- Alcohol and Autism (initial splurge)

I’ve been mentally writing this one for ages.  But it’s just too big to fit in a post, and when I start methodically breaking it down, the task becomes too large to start.  Now I have asked my GP to refer me for diagnosis, though, it feels important to make a start.  I’ve read a lot recently about women going for diagnosis, but the professional undertaking that diagnosis feeling that their issues are related to

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