Mom's Obesity Tied To Kids' Autism, Development

A new study of mothers and children in California finds that kids born to obese women are more likely to be diagnosed with autism or related developmental delays than the children of slimmer moms.

Study Finds Electrotherapy Dampens Brain Connections

Scientists have discovered how electroconvulsive or electric shock therapy - a controversial but effective treatment - acts on the brains of severely depressed people and say the finding could help improve diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.


iPhone, iPad App Launched to Help Autistic Children

iPhone, iPad App Launched to Help Autistic Children

The application employs Discrete Trial Teaching, a method of breaking skills into the smallest possible steps, and imitates an actual one-one-one instructional session with a therapist. It teaches the kid each step intensively until it is mastered.
Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy Gets Talk Show on VH1

It seems that VH1 is destined to break the record for most celeb reality shows crammed into one network! It was announced today that sexpot/funny woman Jenny McCarthy will star in a new series called 'The Jenny McCarthy Show'.