Autism Spectrum

Bifidobacterium Lactis: The Bacterium That Could Help You Lose Weight & Fight Inflammation

Some of the most common questions I get as an integrative gastroenterologist are about probiotics, or the "good" bacteria living in the gut. One of …

Wellness

Heterogeneity in clinical sequencing tests marketed for autism spectrum disorders

1.<p>American Psychiatric Association. <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i> 5th edn (American Psychiatric Publishing, Arlington, VA, …

Developmental Disabilities

WA autism program a ‘resounding success’ as more schools jump on board

“Two of our students have already been able to leave the program and successfully move full-time into their mainstream class with minimal …

High School

Study Shows That Soot From Polluted Air Can Reach the Placenta

The idea that air pollution can hurt developing fetuses in the womb is not controversial. But new preliminary research presented this week seems to …

Particles

Why highly intelligent people suffer more mental and physical disorders

People with high IQ are considered to have an advantage in many domains. They are predicted to have higher educational attainment, better jobs, and a …

Immune System

J.C. Penney schedules a shopping event for children with autism

J.C. Penney is bringing one of its shopping events for school-aged children with autism to Frisco. The back-to-school shopping event is Saturday at …

Autism

What moms of kids with invisible disabilities want you to know

While some disabilities demand recognition via a wheelchair, hearing aid, or portable oxygen tank, others are more subtle, but that doesn't make them …

Motherhood

Old Mill High student on autism spectrum earns Eagle Scout rank

Old Mill High School student <b>Raymond Boyer</b> may be on the autism spectrum, but the spectrum does hasn’t slowed him. The highly-functioning senior was …

Culinary Arts

Chesco Man Sentenced To 100 Years In PA's Largest Child Porn Bust

The local man, who had a stash of 14 million child porn images, took videos of his sexual abuse of an underage girl on the autism spectrum.<p>A Chester …

Disability

Fundraising event this Saturday to support N.L. Autism Society

Robert Kenny carefully pulled an armful of carrots from the ground outside the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism on Monday afternoon.<p>Kenny is a person …

Developmental Disabilities

Analysis of gut microbiota profiles and microbe-disease associations in children with autism spectrum disorders in China

1.<p>Sun, X., Allison, C., Matthews, F. E. & Sharp, S. J. Prevalence of autism in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan a systematic review and …

Developmental Disabilities

Want better security? Look to the autism spectrum

LAS VEGAS—Rhett Greenhagen may not have the best sense of social cues. When it comes to patterns and link analysis, however, this one-time CIA …

Autism

Depression Diagnosis Accompanies ASD in 20% of Young Adults

Almost 20% of young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also were diagnosed with depression in a study that tracked participants into their …

Mental Health

New Travel Agency Caters To Families With Autistic Children

Autism Family Vacations is owned and operated by Sara Nowacki, who helps families book trips that are autism-friendly in a variety of ways.<p>MILWAUKEE, …

Autism

Louisiana lifts limit on patients who can access medical marijuana | NOLA.com

State regulators on Monday (Sept. 17) got rid of a rule that limited the number of patients Louisiana doctors can recommend medical marijuana to.<p>The …

Cannabis Industry

Heavy Risks: On the Link Between ‘Severe’ Autism and Obesity

Among autistic children, those with severe autism traits are more than three times as likely to be obese as those with milder traits.<p>Nearly half of …

Research

“Kingdom of Us,” “Asperger’s and Me” grab Griersons nominations

Chris Packham (<i>Asperger’s and Me</i>), Lucy Cohen (<i>Kingdom of Us</i>) and Catey Sexton ( <i>Raped: My Story</i>) are among the directors to be nominated in more than …

Asperger Syndrome

Autism Walk aims at raising awareness and funds at Westfield's Stanley Park Sept. 22

The Western New England Walk for Autism Speaks kicks-off at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at Stanley Park in Westfield

Autism

Plays: 'A Therapy Session with Myself'

Casting a new full-length drama about living with social anxiety, depression, and Asperger's syndrome. The production will premier in January at the …

Asperger Syndrome

New Regional Music Groups Forming at Shelton Intermediate School

The Kennedy Center is Organizing Music Bands for Middle/High School Students With Autism and Their Peers Who Live in Lower Naugatuck Valley<p>Everybody …

High School

Haddonfield Plays & Players Receives $87K Grant

The grant will be used for capital improvements for the local theater company.<p>HADDONFIELD, NJ — Haddonfield Plays & Players has received $87,360 in …

Box Office

Autism can bring extra abilities and now we’re finding out why

WE HAVE been looking at autism all wrong, says Anna Remington. Our understanding of the condition has been skewed by an overly medical focus that …

Autism

Thousands of autistic girls and women 'going undiagnosed' due to gender bias

Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a “male condition”, according to one of the UK’s leading neuroscientists.<p>Prof Francesca Happé, director of the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London, warned that …

Autism

Anandamide: Endocannabinoid The Autistic Brain is Lacking

The brains of people with autism spectrum disorder have low anandamide, a cannabinoid made by the body. This means cannabis could be the breakthrough …

Developmental Disabilities

B.C. school for students with autism ‘at capacity’ as wait list grows

It’s a problem faced by many parents of special-needs children: sometimes, the regular school system doesn’t work for them.<p>One Vancouver school has …

Autism

What You Should Know About Sotos Syndrome

Sotos syndrome is also known as cerebral gigantism and Sotos sequence. It’s a genetic disorder that affects children. Sotos syndrome causes …

Disability

'Curious Incident' follows quirky young sleuth

A 15-year-old amateur detective named Christopher goes for a walk only to discover a neighbor’s dog speared by a garden fork.<p>Both Sherlock Holmes …

Canadian Literature

How to End the Autism Epidemic

In this interview, J.B. Handley, founder of Generation Rescue, discusses autism and what he believes can be done to help turn this tragic trend …

Autism

59E59’s Agnes Rides the Hurricane Party Raft to a Resounding Success | Times Square Chronicles

59E59’s Agnes Rides the Hurricane Party Raft to a Resounding Success<p>The storms are all coming this week. Making landfall in force in off-Broadway …

Times Square

The Predator openly skewers the Predator movies. It may be the best one.

Why do they keep making these movies? Why do we keep seeing them? Even the newest entry doesn’t seem to know.

Sterling K. Brown