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Systematic reconstruction of autism biology from massive genetic mutation profiles

• B. J. O’Roak,<br>• P. Deriziotis,<br>• C. Lee,<br>• L. Vives,<br>• J. J. Schwartz,<br>• S. Girirajan,<br>• E. Karakoc,<br>• A. P. MacKenzie,<br>• S. B. Ng,<br>• C. Baker,<br>• M. J. Rieder,<br>• D. A. Nickerson,<br>• R. …

Autism

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

Support the news<p>To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has …

Guns

One injection could kill cancer

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated …

Before You Take Ibuprofen, Try This

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen are widely used to treat pain and don’t require a prescription. But recent …

Pain

Gingerbread Latte Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 350°F. Process flour, crystallized ginger, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, …

Dessert

15000 scientists warn time is running out to save the planet

Twenty five years ago, a majority of the world’s living Nobel Laureates united to sign a warning letter about the Earth; today, scientists have taken …

Why Eye Contact Is So Distressing For People With Autism

When Xolie Morra Cogley greets clients at her dog grooming business in Seattle, she struggles to make eye contact, a common trait among people with autism. Once the customers leave, eye contact with the dogs is much easier ― and essential.<p>Cogley, 37, who describes herself as an “autistic woman of …

Autism

Stanford research: Autism linked to imbalance in how brain cells chat

The brain cells in people with autism show no damage, yet something is profoundly wrong with how they talk to one another.<p>A new Stanford study …

Neuroscience

'The worst pain a woman can go through': ER docs misdiagnosed my twisted ovary

In early June, Anne Wheaton, wife of "The Big Bang Theory" actor Wil Wheaton, began experiencing excruciating pain on her right side, pelvis and torso. In the ER doctors suggested it was a kidney stone, gave her medication and sent her home to see if it would pass. Days later, her agonizing pain …

New Jersey

Pharma Frantically Searching Humanity’s Medicine Cabinet For Non-Opioid Pain Medicines

As opioid addiction continues to ravage large swaths of the country, doctors are being urged to prescribe fewer narcotic painkillers, putting …

Medicine

What is the vagus nerve?

The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emanate from the brain. It transmits information to or from …

The back pain industry is full of crooked methods, book claims

Injections, surgeries, chiropractic “adjustments,” and addictive painkillers.<p>Charlatans and snake-oil salesmen preying on the desperation of millions …

Pain

For Those With Autism, Eye Contact Isn't Just Weird, It's Distressing

"It burns."<p>For many people with autism, avoiding eye contact isn't a sign that they don't care – instead, it's a response to a deeply uncomfortable …

Autism

PRIVATE FUNDING FOR YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD

Parents of children with special needs have a lot to think about. You are your child’s greatest advocate and strongest support system. Financial …

Retirement

Many operations could be unnecessary, says leading surgeon

Certain types of elective surgery only benefit patients because of placebo effect, says Prof Andy Carr<p>Thousands of people could be undergoing unnecessary, risky and expensive surgeries as most procedures have never been subjected to the rigorous testing drugs are required to have, a leading surgeon …

Medicine

Hypnosis, grounded in science

Imagine a scenario where your mind had the power to cure debilitating anxiety, eliminate chronic pain or kick an addiction. Adriana Barton reports on the growing scientific support for hypnosis, the mind-body therapy bypassing hucksters for hospital wards<p>Last summer, at age 14, Sue Jones suffered …

Hypnosis

Encouraging autistic kids’ obsessive habits can help them later in life

It may be that every child is born with the potential to be exceptional at something. But finding and cultivating ability is difficult, especially when a kid doesn’t just shine and display easily recognizable talents. This is true for all children but especially so for kids with autism spectrum …

Autism

The hidden challenges of invisible disabilities

Millions of people work with disabilities they rarely talk about, but greater awareness can help both employers and employees, writes Jessica Holland.<p>Fighting to make it as an actor can be tough.<p>“It’s a cut-throat profession,” says Isabella McGough. “You need to look physically strong, and show …

Mental Health

Extensor tendonitis: Causes, recovery, and prevention

Extensor tendons are found just under the skin of the hand or the top of the feet. Extensor tendonitis is an inflammation of these tendons, and many …

Newly Discovered Galaxy is a Rare Russian Doll of Star Rings

Astronomers at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have just discovered a galaxy unlike any other in …