| Jun 9, 2009
| 10:00 AM
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Institute will take part in what's being called one of the largest studies to examine the early causes of autism.
While other studies have asked if autism is caused solely by genetics or only by...
| Jun 10, 2009
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute are joining in what is being called one of the largest studies to examine early causes of autism.
Medical experts have been trying for years to unravel why children develop autism. Is it...
| Nov 23, 2009
Dr. Carlos Pardo was trying to head off trouble.
The Johns Hopkins neurologist and his colleagues had autopsied the brains of people with autism who died in accidents and found evidence of neuroinflammation. This rare look inside the autistic brain had...
| Jul 6, 2009
With summer in full swing and many families headed to the pool and beach, we're reminded that diving accidents are a common cause of spinal cord injuries. Males between the ages of 15 and 25 are the most common victims of diving injuries, 90 percent of...
| Dec 7, 2009
Four that worry physicians
The Chicago Tribune examined four treatments in depth. Medical experts said that the therapies have not been proved to help children with autism and that each also carries risks.
What it is: Antibodies...
| Sep 3, 2010
Infants frequently gaze at people's faces. It's as if they're fascinated and, perhaps, yearning for interaction with the people in their lives. Infants who don't exhibit this fondness for human faces, researchers say, may be exhibiting one of the first...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 9:27 PM
Austin Story doesn't remember the late-summer outing at a friend's lakefront home in New Jersey, or the rocks he climbed near a waterfall. Or how he lost his footing and, as his horrified mother looked on, fell about 50 feet.
The 14-year-old lay...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 6:23 AM
True, they only adorn our homes for a few weeks. And yes, when the day comes to take them down, we'll curse all the impossible-to-vacuum needles they leave behind on the carpet.
But Christmas trees are beautiful and signify the most joyous time of the...
| Nov 22, 2010
NOV. 19 - 21
FIRST ANNUAL WreathFEST Neighborhood: Brooklyn Park Area When: Nov. 19: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 20: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Nov. 21: noon- 5 p.m. (winners announced at 1 p.m.) Venue: Chesapeake Arts Center 194 Hammonds Lane,...
| Jun 2, 2010
Among the most baffling observations about autism is that some children appear to have symptoms early in life while others develop normally and then regress prior to age 3. Still others have mild developmental delays then experience a plateau in...
| Feb 6, 2010
| 6:55 PM
Roof collapses in Southern Maryland
Updated 9:53 p.m.:
A roof at the St. John School in Hollywood Md., collapsed Saturday destroying six classrooms, the library, the computer lab and offices, said a spokeswoman with The Archdiocese of Washington.