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Oct 27, 2015 12:40 PM ET
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.
Sep 26, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A professor accused of sexual assault on a disabled man claims he consented via a discredited technique. Continue reading →
Nov 12, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Manhattan mother was found guilty in the death of her autistic son, who she killed because of a discredited communication technique. Continue reading →
Aug 21, 2014 12:01 PM ET // Amanda Onion
Autism is linked to a protein that inhibits the brain's ability to trim its synapses as it develops. Continue reading →
Jul 16, 2014 09:29 AM ET
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.
Jun 23, 2014 11:20 AM ET // AFP
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.
Mar 27, 2014 04:30 PM ET // Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
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.
Mar 26, 2014 07:00 PM ET // AFP
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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