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Autistic Children Can Benefit From Owning A Pet Dog
2014-04-15 05:15:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Autistic children could benefit from interacting with dogs, which could provide the youngsters with unconditional love, companionship, stress relief and opportunities to learn responsibility, according to research published in a recent edition of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. “Children with autism spectrum disorders often struggle with interacting with others, which can make it difficult for them to form friendships,”...

2014-04-14 23:12:26

Your Autism Coach, a leading autism parent coaching and seminar company, has released a free excerpt from its upcoming new book, The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. Parents can download the excerpt at http://www.yourautismcoach.com or call (347) 869-4705 to request a copy. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, which is an increase of over 30%...

2014-04-14 23:01:48

Speech therapist and occupational therapist with Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, to train Clay County Sheriff's Office deputies on how to help a child with autism who has wandered/run away. Green Cove Springs, Florida (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 A 2012 study in Pediatrics confirmed what some parents already knew: nearly half of all children with an ASD attempt to elope from a safe environment. (ASD is the clinical term used to describe any form of autism or disorder on...

2014-04-14 14:11:21

The phenomenon has long been known in psychology: traumatic experiences can induce behavioral disorders that are passed down from one generation to the next. It is only recently that scientists have begun to understand the physiological processes underlying hereditary trauma. "There are diseases such as bipolar disorder, that run in families but can't be traced back to a particular gene", explains Isabelle Mansuy, professor at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. With her research group...

2014-04-14 12:36:52

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- April is Autism Awareness Month. Finding and securing affordable childcare for autistic children is one of the biggest challenges parents of these children face. According to the CDC, 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum which means that this problem affects millions of families in the United States each year. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140412/MN04198 What many families don't know is that for about...

2014-04-11 23:25:34

Special Learning’s webcast training now provides CEU credits, delivering on-demand virtual training on autism and other Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) topics for professionals with busy schedules. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile applications and training and educational resources for the autism and special needs community, is pleased to announce that it has received approval from Behavior Analyst Certification Board...

2014-04-11 14:44:32

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known. These interactions had not been detected earlier because they involve alternatively spliced forms of autism genes found in the brain. In their study, published in the April 11, 2014...

2014-04-10 23:26:44

The latest report by the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1-68 children have autism. Dallas Texas (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 This new estimate is roughly 30% higher than previous estimates in 2012 and is based on the CDC’s surveillance study abstract; Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years—Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010. The study was released March 27, 2014. The number of children...

2014-04-10 23:03:32

Special Learning’s webcast training now provides CEU credits, delivering on-demand virtual training on autism and other Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) topics for professionals with busy schedules. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile applications and training and educational resources for the autism and special needs community, is pleased to announce that it has received accreditation from the Behavior Analyst...

2014-04-10 23:01:50

The Firm is representing men and boys in Risperdal lawsuits who allegedly developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, due to Risperdal. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 As Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/ ) continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a new study which reveals the off-label use of atypical antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal is rising among children in foster care. The research, which was published...


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Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

Entomophobia
2013-12-24 10:17:24

Entomophobia, known also as insect phobia, is a specific phobia of one or more classes of insects. More specific cases include apiphobia (fear of bees) and myrmecophobia (fear of ants). The symptoms regarding this phobia are much like of the symptoms regarding many other irrational fears. An entomophobic is expected to experience enough anxiety upon viewing or otherwise coming into contact with an insect that he or she experiences full-blown panic attacks. With the extreme and serious...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.