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Autism (INACTIVE)

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  • Researchers study brains of violent psychopaths, find empathy

    Could cannibal Hannibal Lecter be capable of empathy? Psychopaths do have empathy, researchers say, but it doesn't come naturally. A brain-imaging study of 18 violent, psychopathic criminals in the Netherlands, the largest such study undertaken,...
  • Autism is shared among siblings, study finds

    A second child is seven times more likely to be diagnosed with autism if an older sibling has the diagnosis, but environmental factors may be playing a significant role, according to a study of 1.5 million children born over a 24-year period. The data...
  • Autistic brain circuits make mother's voice just another sound

    Autistic brain circuits make mother's voice just another sound
    A human voice has no special ring to the autistic brain because areas related to reward and emotional context are not well wired to its center of voice recognition, a Stanford University study has found. The findings, published Monday in the...
  • Mental illness in youth: a common struggle

    Mental illness in youth: a common struggle
    Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
  • Brain dead: Why is D.C.'s answer to the jobs crisis a deficit solution?

    Last week, President Obama proposed an initiative to map the complete structure and activity of the brain. The so-called BRAIN project (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) would kick off next year with $100 million in funding...
  • Q&A: Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health

    <b>Q&A:</b> Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health
    Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
  • Early diagnosis can make a big difference in child's ability to manage autism

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What symptoms should parents watch for if they are worried a young child may have autism? Is it possible to diagnose autism before age 2? ANSWER: With careful evaluation by an expert, diagnosing a child younger than 2 with autism is...
  • Experts question validity of sensory processing disorder

    Experts Question Validity of Sensory Processing Disorder Q: My son always seems to be in trouble at school. His teacher told me she thinks he has sensory processing disorder. What is that? A: Many professionals don't think sensory processing disorder is...
  • Murder? Yes. But 'cold'? No.

     
    This revised posting is featured in my Sunday print column “The murder was committed in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner,” said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maureen O'Brien, speaking earlier this week to reporters about the...
  • Martial Arts Program Helps Autistic Kids Master Space, Confidence

    Martial Arts Program Helps Autistic Kids Master Space, Confidence
    "Awesome!" squeals Justin Slattery, after the sensei flips him over his shoulder with a solid thud onto the mat. But the 6-year-old's karate lesson isn't about cool stunts. For several weeks, he has been diligently working on his coordination and focus,...
  • Patient-Centered Hub Offers Hope, Help For Families Affected By Autism

    Patient-Centered Hub Offers Hope, Help For Families Affected By Autism
    Lauren was about 2-years-old when she was diagnosed with autism, and her mother, Darcie Crawford, was overwhelmed, not only by this news, but about how to proceed in finding the right specialists and services for her little girl. "We didn't really know....