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2011-04-02 12:53:00

Autism is a national health emergency, now affecting nearly 1% of America's children NIXA, Mo., April 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) joins with organizations worldwide in recognizing April as Autism Awareness month. With one in 110 children now diagnosed with autism, and autism mortality rates doubling that of the general population,(1) NAA is once again calling upon legislators and government health agencies to declare autism a national health...

2011-01-13 09:09:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Andrew Wakefield issued the following statement today on the recent British Medical Journal articles: "The British Medical Journal and reporter Brian Deer recently alleged that my 1998 research paper was 'a hoax' and 'an elaborate fraud' and that my motivation was profit. "I want to make one thing crystal clear for the record - my research and the serious medical problems found in those children were not a hoax and there was no fraud...

2009-09-08 05:00:00

Doctor Who Made Millions Off MMR Manufacturer Does Not Tell Public of His Financial Relationship during NBC Dateline Broadcast AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As autumn approaches and millions of Americans consider taking an H1N1 Swine Flu vaccination, the integrity of all vaccine developers has been called into question by the financial relationship of a leading vaccine advocate and a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Dr. Paul Offit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...

2009-04-14 10:43:00

NORMAN, Okla., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's Bridge presents Autism Research Institute's Defeat Autism Now!(R) Regional Conference June 13-14, 2009, at The Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center at 2501 Conference Drive in Norman. The conference will feature seminars devoted to educating doctors, parents and professionals. Presenters including Elizabeth Mumper, MD; Bryan Jepson, MD; Dan Rossignol, MD; and Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, will discuss topics such as behavioral and biomedical...

2008-12-01 12:05:00

U.S. parents of children with autism are squeezed much more financially than parents with children who have chronic health care needs, according to a recent study. While parents of autistic children spend more on their kids' health care needs, they are three-times more likely to have to quit their jobs or reduce work hours to care for their kids, said researchers. "This is the first national survey that looked at the impact on families of having kids with special health care needs," said...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.