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9 hrs ago |

Whitby family challenged with three autistic teenagers

Some parents have more on their hands than others. It's safe to say Whitby resident Julie Wormington has her hands full, as all three of her teenaged children have autism.


Related Topix: Health

13 hrs ago | Thurrock Gazette

Triplets in treble joy

ONCE, twice, three times a winner...William James became the third recipient of a Jack Petchey award, following in the footsteps of his two brothers.


Related Topix: Health, Essex County, England, United Kingdom,

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Vaccinations not only protect your children, but everyone else's at the same time.

As people have become distrusting or fearful of government, doctors and drug companies, a sizable fraction have started refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Opinion

The Globe and Mail

Flying high to help fight autism

Chris Elgar, left, will join fellow pilot Dave McElroy to fly around the world in 80 days, raising funds for autism research.


Related Topix: Health, Flying, Life, Hobbies


To Hear My Name -- "Mama"

All families face times of challenges and triumphs, but families of children with special needs understand the special significance when their children reach developmental milestones.


Related Topix: Health

Hemsworth and South Elmsall Today

Oliver on flyer for charity

Dedicated teenager Oliver Morgan - who has a form of autism - is running a special train to raise awareness of the condition.


Related Topix: Health

This week in health: Mandatory vaccines, brutal allergies and more

In the wake of a recent outbreak of measles in British Columbia and a considerable amount of back-and-forth in recent months by the pro- and anti-vaccine crowd, the Ontario government has just announced plans to beef up the immunization schedule for the province's children.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Chickenpox, Health

Central Western Daily

Triple challenge: Justin's big month on the tour de charity

DETERMINED: Nothing will stand in the way of Justin Omrod completing the challenges he sets for himself.


Related Topix: Health

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Shields Gazette

Einstein helps South Tyneside students become autism aware

Learners made information boards, featuring images and biographies of famous celebrities and historical figures diagnosed with, or believed to have had, autism.


Related Topix: Health, Tyne and Wear County, England

The Sydney Morning Herald

Ping Lian Yeak: the autistic savant who is a prodigious artist

Thanks in large part to the tenacity and love of his mother, Ping Lian Yeak is not only a recognised autistic savant, but slowly moving towards attaining a degree of independence.


Related Topix: Health, World News, Malaysia, Boulder, CO

Fort Francis Times

Child anti-vaccination message wrong: Matthews

It's "outrageously irresponsible" for celebrities like Jenny McCarthy to encourage parents not to immunize their children against potentially deadly diseases, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews said yesterday.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

AutismOne: The Cutting-Edge Autism Conference Announces One in Two Advocacy Debut in Chicago

Today, more than ONE IN TWO children suffers from chronic illness. Although many experts discuss primary triggers for autism, birth defects, infertility, gut disorders, cancer, and other chronic illnesses, triggers continue.


Related Topix: Health

The Motley Fool

How Two Companies Accidentally Committed Anti-Vaccine PR Blunders

Measles in Manhattan, mumps in Ohio, and whooping cough in San Diego have been making the news over the past month, with at least five outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases under way now around the U.S. Health officials are blaming low vaccination rates, and many states that allow parents to opt out of vaccines for reasons other than health ... (more)


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Mumps

Student Life

Autism awareness panel discusses spectrum disorders and inclusion

Professor Michelle Augistin speaks during the Autism Awareness Panel in Seigle Hall Tuesday.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Education Etc.

The Standard Blade

Funding structure often hurts dual diagnosis

Alex Meredith, 29, left, draws as his mother, Carol, observes at the family home in Littleton, Colo., on Feb. 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Littleton, CO, Health, Medicine, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Lakewood, CO, Psychiatry

Wed Apr 16, 2014


New autism books, films and web resources

The month of April is when I receive a lot of valuable information about autism books, films, resources and late breaking news.


Related Topix: Health, UC Davis

The Daily Beast

Anti-Vaxxers' Newest SchemeBy Russell Saunders

After years of alignment with anti-vaxxers, Jenny McCarthy says she's not anti-vaccine-she's pro 'one poke per visit.'


Related Topix: Health

USA Today

'Life, Animated': How Disney films rescued autistic boy

Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism By Ron Suskind Kingswell; 368 pages; $26.99 4 stars out of 4 Ron Suskind's latest book, "Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism," Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY.


Related Topix: Health, Arts, Literature


Nick Lachey discusses brother's autism for the first time

Nick Lachey opened up about his 19-year-old brother's autism diagnosis while speaking to CBS news a week after he launched the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction to raise awareness for autism.

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Related Topix: Health


Antidepressants Use During Pregnancy Tied To Autism In Boys,...

SSRI Use During Pregnancy Is Associated With Risk Of Autism, Developmental Delays In Male Children - Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors , medications frequently prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health disorders, is associated with a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorder and developmental ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Depression, Genetics, Medicine