Liz Lidov

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Common Vaccine For Pregnant Women Doesn't Increase Autism Risk, Shows Study of 80,000 Kids

Can we freaking drop this already.<p>New research has shown that a common childhood vaccination given to pregnant women does not put their children at …

Public Health

15 Surprisingly Amazing Coleslaw Recipes That Will Be the Star of the Picnic

There’s nothing sadder than a bowl of gloppy, store-bought coleslaw languishing at the end of a picnic table. But when done right, coleslaw is one of …

'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

You Can Balance Hormones, Brighten Skin, and Boost Mood With This 1 Diet

No matter what your health goal is, there's likely a meal plan that can help you achieve it. And while eating for hormone health differs from person …

Do Schizophrenia and Autism Share the Same Root?

In children with a deletion on chromosome 22, having autism does not boost the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life, according to a new …

Everyone needs to stop ignoring the real toxins that are linked to autism

A mountain of research has been conducted and published on a possible link between vaccines and autism, with hundreds of advocacy and scientific organizations refuting it . They also point out the public health risk of avoiding vaccinations. Yet the fear this unsubstantiated link has generated has …

Autism

Researchers Might Have Located The Brain Switch Responsible For Autism's Social Struggles

This is where some aspects of autism start.<p>For people diagnosed with one of the many disorders associated with autism, connecting with others …

Frankie’s older brother doesn’t talk: The struggles of siblings of autistic children

Frankie has a brother who is two years older, 40 pounds heavier and has never spoken a meaningful word to him. At night, Dominic plays songs from Sesame Street so loud that Frankie sleeps with a pillow over his head to drown out the clamoring voices. <i>Somebody come and play. Somebody come and play</i> …

Inspiring America: Growing Car Wash Company Employs Autistic Adults

Like many parents of children with autism, John D'Eri worried about his son Andrew's future. Living in a world where most people with autism are overlooked in the workplace, D'Eri knew he had to take action.<p>In 2013, he and his son Tom decided to open a car wash business with a purpose: to help …

The Real Reasons Autism Rates Are Up in the U.S.

The prevalence of autism in the United States has risen steadily since researchers first began tracking it in 2000. The rise in the rate has sparked …

The Hidden Link Between Autism and Addiction

It’s believed that people on the spectrum don’t get hooked on alcohol or other drugs. New evidence suggests they do.<p>Shane Stoner’s addiction began in 2008. He lost a factory job, his parents divorced, his father died—and then a relative introduced him to heroin. “I felt like heroin gave me …

Autism

Andrew Wakefield, vaccines and autism: Everything you need to know about Vaxxed

Does the MMR vaccine cause autism? No it definitely does not.<p>The film Vaxxed has sparked a wave of heated debates in the UK and given a voice to the …

Congress Just Repealed Rules To Keep Guns From The Mentally Ill

Republicans said they didn't want to "stigmatize" people with disabilities.<p>WASHINGTON ― Congress took its final step Wednesday to repeal a Social Security Administration rule that was written to prevent mentally incompetent people from buying guns.<p>By law, people who have been “adjudicated as a …

Using Improv To Help Kids With Autism Show And Read Emotion

It can be difficult to socialize and make friends for many children with autism. Often that's because reading body language and others' emotions doesn't always come easily.<p>Many of us seem to learn these social skills naturally, but maybe there's also a way to teach them.<p>The Psychology Lab at …

MMS: A Rogue New ‘Lobotomy’ for Autistic Children

Like the ice-pick ‘cure’ of the ’50s, a new ‘therapy of despair’ has parents seemingly shrugging off FDA warnings in hopes of making their children …

Brain Structure Might Explain Why Boys Are 5 Times More Likely to Develop Autism

A brain-based divide.<p>Researchers have discovered that girls with brain structures that are more "male typical" are more likely to develop autism than …

Dirt Coffee, Which Trains Adults Diagnosed with Autism, Plans Littleton Location

The mission of Dirt Coffee, a caffeine-centric operation founded in 2013, is to train and employ young adults with autism. The non-profit, which has been operating out of a coffee truck, serves locally roasted, fairly traded and organic coffee and espresso and strives to "change perspectives, …

The Secret to Creating Successful Morning Routines No One Ever Talks About

I wake up at 5:45 a.m. every weekday.<p>I drink a full glass of water, a cup of iced coffee, and get in the shower.<p>I get dressed, and I meditate for 20 minutes. After meditating, I write/edit for one and a half to two hours before I go to work.<p>I have developed the famous "morning routine," many of us …

Time Management

The Challenges of Autism in Small-Town America

Lacking easy access to specialized care, some families are turning to video-conferencing for treatment.<p>Morning circle is off to a rough start at LilyPad Learning Center. On a bright Monday in September, in the large preschool classroom in Madrid, Iowa, 15 children sit cross-legged, patiently …

Autism

Worried About Screen Time? Don't Let Kids Go It Alone

There are more than 80,000 educational apps in Apple's app store. It seems like a great way to encourage brain development and make your little one the smartest baby genius. But just sticking a tablet in your kid's hands might not be as helpful.<p>Sure, use the app. But it's not a babysitter — you've …

‘Aging out’ of autism services brings big stress

A new study analyzes the perspectives of adolescents with autism to identify challenges as they “age out” of services.<p>The findings highlight the need …

This Canadian Province Could Ban Pedestrians From Texting While Walking

On Thursday, a member of the Toronto city council turned her attention to a modern scourge: distracted walkers.<p>Councilwoman Frances Nunziata put …

When Brides Attack -- 5 Tips For Dealing With a Bridezilla

She might be your fiancée, sister, best friend or daughter. You love her and want nothing but the best for her and her dream wedding. You were ecstatic when you found out she was engaged, but now, well let's just say when you see her number come up on your call display, a sense of dread washes over …

California woman gives up home to care for thousands of cats

PARLIER, Calif. (AP) — It started with a few kittens. But nearly a quarter century later, a California woman has transformed her 4,000-square-foot …

Pets

How To: 3 Bakers' Tricks to Getting a Perfect Crispy Bread Crust at Home

One of the best qualities about fresh bread (such as sourdough) is a thick, crispy crust—which is easy to create in a commercial oven, but can be …

Genetically modified monkeys created to help scientists study autism

Monkeys that develop autism-like symptoms could be used to identify brain circuits involved in common autistic behaviours and test new treatments<p>Genetically modified (GM) monkeys that develop symptoms of autism have been created to help scientists discover treatments for the condition.<p>The macaques …

The First Time I Realized My Nonverbal Autistic Child Was Communicating

<b>Danelle and Olivia's Breakthrough Moment</b><p>"The first time I realized my nonverbal child, Olivia, was trying to communicate with me I just lost it. It felt like every emotion I had ever experienced rushed through me all at once. I felt immense joy that I could now get a glimpse into her world that had …

Brain Imaging Shows Why Kids with Autism Have Social Difficulties

Scientists believe that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties in social interactions at least partly due to an inability to …