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Washingtonpost.com: Mom accused of feeding child bleach in an effort to cure autism

Washingtonpost.com: Mom accused of feeding child bleach in an effort to cure autism

A father in Indianapolis last week accused his wife of feeding their child bleach to help cure her autism — something his wife had read about in a Facebook group.

Police arrested the 28-year-old mother on Saturday after she allegedly put drops of hydrochloric acid and water-purifying solution in her young daughter’s drinks.

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Washingtonpost.com: Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

Washingtonpost.com: Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

Artist’s conception of a network of brain cells. Researchers have found similar signs of disrupted neuronal communication in five psychiatric disorders. (iStock)

Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing

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Washingtonpost.com: We had a great day at the park with our autistic son, until someone called the police

Washingtonpost.com: We had a great day at the park with our autistic son, until someone called the police

The author’s son, Johnny. (Courtesy of May Cobb)

It had been a good day at the park. A miracle day, in fact, for our family. Our 5-year-old son, Johnny, who is moderately autistic and prone to violent outbursts and self-injurious behavior, had sailed through the outing without a meltdown. So

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Washingtonpost.com: Regulators who targeted anti-vaccine doctor may pay millions for humiliating him

Washingtonpost.com: Regulators who targeted anti-vaccine doctor may pay millions for humiliating him

Mark Geier built a medical practice in Rockville and a national reputation for propagating the discredited theory that vaccines cause autism. The Maryland Board of Physicians suspended his license seven years ago because he was treating autistic children with a drug considered dangerous for young people and not known to

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Washingtonpost.com: Is GMO opposition immoral?

Washingtonpost.com: Is GMO opposition immoral?

In his deeply flawed argument castigating opposition to genetically altered crops as anti-science and immoral, Mitch Daniels failed to mention the trove of scientific research documenting the harmful effects of the billions of pounds of the pesticide glyphosate that have been dumped on genetically modified crops and into our

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Washingtonpost.com: The link between autism and older parents is clear, but the why is not

Washingtonpost.com: The link between autism and older parents is clear, but the why is not

By Sarah DeWeerdt,

Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, according to multiple studies published in the past decade.

Especially regarding fathers, this effect is one of the most consistent findings in the epidemiology of autism. The link between a mother’s

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Washingtonpost.com: 'I have this thing called autism': A boy's eloquent message to his fourth-grade classmates

Washingtonpost.com: 'I have this thing called autism': A boy's eloquent message to his fourth-grade classmates

Lisa Jolley shared a video of her 9-year-old son George, where he describes his life with autism. In the video, George describes his favorite things, including Harry Potter and tacos. (Lisa Jolley/YouTube) George Yionoulis was just beginning fourth grade at a public school in Raleigh, N.C., when his parents

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Washingtonpost.com: 4 common myths about vaccines

Washingtonpost.com: 4 common myths about vaccines

By Consumer Reports,

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site.

Over the years, vaccinations that help protect children from infectious diseases such as measles and mumps have saved hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States and prevented millions of hospitalizations, according to the

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Washingtonpost.com: For children with autism, haircuts can be traumatic. Here's how one barber changed that.

Washingtonpost.com: For children with autism, haircuts can be traumatic. Here's how one barber changed that.

Francis Franz Jacob lies on the floor of his barbershop in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, as he cuts the hair of Wyatt Lafrenière, 6, who has autism. (Courtesy of Fauve Lafrenière)

A few weeks after Francis Franz Jacob opened his barbershop in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, in the fall of 2015, he welcomed a

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Washingtonpost.com: Video shows Florida child care workers berating boy with autism

Video shows Kaderrica Smith and Alexus Henderson taunting and throwing objects at an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with autism. A warrant for the arrest of two child care workers was issued on Sept. 21.

Video shows Kaderrica Smith and Alexus Henderson taunting and throwing objects at an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with

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Washingtonpost.com: Nowhere to go: Young people with severe autism languish weeks or longer in hospitals

Washingtonpost.com: Nowhere to go: Young people with severe autism languish weeks or longer in hospitals

Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals because of a lack of community treatment programs able to deal with their outbursts, according to interviews with parents, advocates and physicians from Maine to California as well as federal

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Washingtonpost.com: Video shows Florida child care workers taunting, throwing objects at 8-year-old autistic boy

Washingtonpost.com: Video shows Florida child care workers taunting, throwing objects at 8-year-old autistic boy

Video shows Kaderrica Smith and Alexus Henderson taunting and throwing objects at an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with autism. A warrant for the arrest of two child care workers was issued on Sept. 21. (WFLA)

Police in Winter Haven, Fla., have issued warrants for the arrest of two Florida child

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Washingtonpost.com: My son has a rare form of autism that cruelly reversed his development. Learning to surf helped save him

Washingtonpost.com: My son has a rare form of autism that cruelly reversed his development. Learning to surf helped save him

Dan Mulvaney, who suffers from a rare form of autism, has found joy on a surfboard. Surrounding him from left to right are family friend Harvey Weisenberg, his father James Mulvaney and two surf instructors. (Photo courtesy of James Mulvaney)

Our son, Dan, hit all of his early life milestones 

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