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NEW STUDY ADDS KEY PIECE TO AUTISM PUZZLE
The first study to use eye-tracker technology to monitor eye movement of children with autism spectrum disorder during an interactive conversation shows that children with the developmental disability fixate longer on a speaker's mouth rather than the eyes when the conversation turns emotional. READ MORE
AUTISM DIAGNOSIS TAKING TOO LONG, EXPERTS SAY
Children with autism spectrum disorder are still being diagnosed later than they should be, meaning they are not getting access to specialist services early enough, warn medical experts in the UK. READ MORE
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THINK YOU HAVE IBS? FIND OUT FOR SURE BEFORE STARTING A TREATMENT PR Newswire READ MORE
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FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES!
Since I was 9 years old I have tried to convince my Mother that horses are fantastic creatures! Her answer was telling as she would always respond "I don't know them" and therein laid the problem. As a child I begged and begged for horseback riding lessons and one day my dream came true. I can see it all right now as it unfolded before my eyes and nose. The barn with stalls on both sides, rather dark inside, was where my first lesson took place. The smell of manure was a new one then but one I would not only become very familiar with over the years but come to cherish. I sat upon a huge horse which was probably not the best idea for my first lesson, but he/she didn't misbehave and I was patiently led back and forth along the barn corridor until time was up. What was it about these not so friendly animals that captured my attention to such a degree, that I could not stop reading horse stories and every time I drove in the car, I imagined I was riding the black stallion bareback, running alongside our car. READ MORE
Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Food Styling by Anna Stockwell
We all know healthy food can be expensive, and is often hard to find. The good news is that shopping for your family on a budget and eating well don't have to be mutually exclusive. The healthy food movement has introduced many new and innovative ways for people to access high quality food at budget-friendly prices. With the help of these tips, building a healthy diet for your family doesn't have to be a luxury anymore. Check out our top 3 tips for eating well on a budget. READ MORE
WHERE'S THE NEXT FLINT WATER CRISIS? ANYWHERE.
Why some cities still aren't taking lead poisoning seriously.
Researchers have developed an inexpensive, ultraportable balance board called BTrackS that provides fast, objective feedback on an athlete's balance disruption following a suspected concussion. Results from the team's first concussion detection study have revealed that it's about twice as effective as the most widely used balance test for concussion nationwide. San Diego State University READ MORE
WILL OBESITY REVERSE THE LIFE-SPAN GAINS MADE OVER DECADES OF HEALTH TRIUMPHS?
New statistics on death rates in the United States appear to confirm a grim prediction - that obesity is reversing decades of steady expansion in Americans' life spans, according to a Harvard University researcher. Los Angeles Times READ MORE
DOES YOUR KITCHEN NEED A DETOX?
Here is an argument for getting serious about edging plastics out of the kitchen. Sydney Morning Herald READ MORE
WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE IS STRONGER PREDICTOR OF HEART DISEASE THAN BMI
New study lends more evidence that it's better to be shaped like a pear as opposed to an apple -- with weight around the abdomen. ScienceDailyREAD MORE
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