Despite growing awareness and advances in treatment, the fast-growing developmental disorder of autism has enormous personal, family, and economic impact — and no known cure.
For example, one in 50 children have an autism spectrum disorder, affecting 1 to 1.5 million Americans. The disorder is...
About 1 in 50 children in the United States now have autism, making it the country’s fastest-growing serious developmental disability, according to a new Centers for Disease Control study from March 2013.
While health insurance coverage for autism varies by state, treatment costs for families and society...
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Walter Owino describes a typical working day at a specialist autism hospital in Bedfordshire I'm an early starter, out of bed by 5am. I enjoy the tranquillity of this period. It also allows time to do work-day preliminaries, including checking my diary, and reading clinical...
The medical community has only recognized Asperger syndrome as its own distinct medical entity since 1994. Most clinicians consider Asperger syndrome to be in the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Currently, the medical community does not have a clear consensus...
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Thu, Aug 23 2012
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Also: Sales of cigars and roll-your-own tobacco rise sharply; a study suggests pets might help autistic children learn two important social skills; and nursing schools are facing a faculty shortage.
Adults with autism should be supported to find and hold down a job, which would have innumerable benefits for their care The NHS needs to recognise the symptoms of autism in adults better, say new guidelines from Nice, the government's NHS watchdog. Because autism can affect people past childhood...
Healthcare Network | guardian.co.uk
Thu, Jun 28 2012
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This morning's health news ranges from the ramifications of a Supreme Court decision on the 201o health overhaul to the rising influence of pharmacists and the loss of valuable tissue used in autism research.
Also: An FDA panel votes against expanded use of a blood-thinning drug; a study finds calcium supplements increase the risk of heart attack; and an international group launches an emergency polio-vaccination plan.
Here's what's making health news this morning:
Also: Insurers back telemedicine, drugmakers face Republican probe, and pateints get left behind as they pick up more of their health car tab.
J&J's CEO vows to fix the manufacturing problems resulting in Tylenol recalls and other health news grabbing headlines this morning.