If you take your medical care cues from famous people, there's ample evidence that you do so at your own peril. For every Angeline Jolie raising breast cancer awareness, there's a Jenny McCarthy leading people astray.
A professor accused of sexual assault on a disabled man claims he consented via a discredited technique. Continue reading →
A Manhattan mother was found guilty in the death of her autistic son, who she killed because of a discredited communication technique. Continue reading →
Autism is linked to a protein that inhibits the brain's ability to trim its synapses as it develops. Continue reading →
The conditions autism and aspergers have been in the news a lot over the last few years. The term "autism spectrum" is often heard in these discussions. Trace is here to define it.
A California study found that pregnant women who live near farms where pesticides are applied had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.
As many as 1.5 percent, or 1 in 68 U.S. children on average may have autism, according to new estimates released today by the CDC.
The brains of children with autism contain a built-in patchwork of defects, suggesting that the developmental disorder begins while they are growing in the womb.
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