Report suggests 1 in 50 children has autism
The newest research study on autism out of Denmark indicates double the risk of giving birth to a child with autism if the mother had the flu during pregnancy. The study by researchers in Denmark and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at nearly 97,000 children ages 8 to 14.
Being “bullied” doesn’t begin to describe it. It’s often a feeling of total helplessness…and hopelessness. Many students don’t report it. Because they don’t know how, or don’t think they’ll be believed, or feel ashamed.
This morning, July 28, the US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the highly controversial healthcare reform law. The main question before the court was the "individual mandate", the requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty. The Court declared today that the individual mandate is constitutional. According to the Court, the penalty is a tax, and falls within Congress's authority to tax under the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution.
The CDC has announced that the incidence rate for autism has climbed to 1 in 88. Based on these latest numbers, 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are being diagnosed with an ASD.
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