Day: October 8, 2017

Mirror.co.uk: Wildlife presenter Chris Packham reveals his surprise response if he was offered a “cure” for his …

Mirror.co.uk: Wildlife presenter Chris Packham reveals his surprise response if he was offered a “cure” for his …

Chris Packham has admitted if he was offered a “cure” for his Asperger’s, he’d turn it down.

In a deeply personal BBC2 film – Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me – he explains how he has spent most of his life knowing he was “a little bit weird” but hiding it

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Thechronicleherald.ca: Fundraiser for Rowan's Room will help provide support to Valley kids with autism

Thechronicleherald.ca: Fundraiser for Rowan's Room will help provide support to Valley kids with autism

Attending Rowan’s Room helped change Laura White’s daughter’s life. Now, the Meadowvale mom is hoping to help other children have the same experience.

Rowan’s Room is a centre in Middleton that offers resources to parents of children with autism. Inspired by her own daughter Rowan, who was diagnosed with autism

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People.com: Washington Man Sentenced to 65 Years in Prison for Fatally Torturing His Girlfriend's Autistic Son

People.com: Washington Man Sentenced to 65 Years in Prison for Fatally Torturing His Girlfriend's Autistic Son

A Washington man convicted of torturing his girlfriend’s son with autisim to death and abusing her younger son was sentenced to 65 years in prison, according to multiple reports.

Matthew Christenson, 45, was convicted in August of both homicide by abuse and second-degree murder for the 2014 death of Otto Smith,

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Phillyvoice.com: Multivitamins during pregnancy linked to lower rates of autism with intellectual disability

Phillyvoice.com: Multivitamins during pregnancy linked to lower rates of autism with intellectual disability

Mothers who regularly took multivitamins during pregnancy were significantly less likely to give birth to children with autism and a co-occurring intellectual disability, according to new research out of Drexel University.

The research team, based out of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, analyzed data collected over more than a decade

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Auburn-reporter.com: Auburn man sentenced to 65 years for abusing, killing autistic youth

Auburn-reporter.com: Auburn man sentenced to 65 years for abusing, killing autistic youth

Five months of “horrific abuse” inflicted upon a minor.

Those are the blunt words King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Mary Barbosa told a court two years ago to describe what 42-year-old Matthew Christenson of Auburn did to the 18-year-old, severely autistic son of the woman with whom he lived with

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News-medical.net: Researchers find surprising differences in first-ever whole-brain map of inhibitory neurons

News-medical.net: Researchers find surprising differences in first-ever whole-brain map of inhibitory neurons

October 6, 2017

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have collaborated on the first-ever quantitative whole-brain map of inhibitory neurons in the mouse brain. These brain cells play a crucial role in regulating response to stimuli and have been widely implicated in many psychiatric conditions.

The researchers found surprising

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News-medical.net: UC Berkeley researchers to develop new ultra-high-resolution MRI brain scanner

News-medical.net: UC Berkeley researchers to develop new ultra-high-resolution MRI brain scanner

October 6, 2017

Functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, has transformed our view of the brain, allowing researchers to pinpoint areas associated with everything from depression and dementia to playing chess and engaging in sex.

Its key limitation, however, is resolution: Even the most powerful scanners, using strong 7 to

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Blog:Losing It Slowly- No Company-Anxiety and IBS

Blog:Losing It Slowly- No Company-Anxiety and IBS

When I get anxious, I have to run to the bathroom….a lot.  I looked it up once, and apparently it is an evolutionary response up there with fight or flight. No one wants to eat something that smells like pee and poop.  Its gross.  Therefore, in the wild, you panic, you go, and the predator is like, ya, not all that hungry now.

There are a thousand things that trigger my rather sensitive digestive system. 

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Nydailynews.com: Radio host Delilah's teenage son takes his own life after 'battling depression for some time'

Nydailynews.com: Radio host Delilah's teenage son takes his own life after 'battling depression for some time'

The teen son of syndicated radio star Delilah committed suicide after a long battle with depression.

The self-proclaimed “Queen of Sappy Love Songs” posted a somber note to Facebook saying her son, Zachariah, died on Tuesday.

“He was being treated, counseled, and embraced fiercely by family and friends while battling depression

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Goodnewsnetwork.org: Barber Lies Down on Floor to Cut Hair of 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism

Goodnewsnetwork.org: Barber Lies Down on Floor to Cut Hair of 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism

This Canadian easily makes the cut as the most accommodating barber in Quebec for the way he makes haircuts bearable for super-sensitive children with autism.

A recent photo of the good-natured barber, Franz Jacob, shows him down on the floor with Wyatt, whose mother posted on Facebook praising the “everyday hero”

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Msn.com: Are TV's characters with autism realistic?

Msn.com: Are TV's characters with autism realistic?

TORONTO – Characters with autism are increasingly finding prominence in film and television, most recently in the new TV network offering “The Good Doctor” and “Atypical,” which debuted in August on the streaming service Netflix.

Such series may provide viewers with a glimpse into the world of those with autism

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