The United Nations has reported that measles outbreaks in Ethiopia and Kenya have killed dozens of children and sickened thousands of others. Measles are spread through contact with droplets from the nose, mouth, or throat of an infected person and symptoms include bloodshot eyes, cough, fever, light sensitivity, muscle pain, and rash.
In the same week social media network, Facebook, helps to diagnose a young boy with a rare autoimmune disease, actor John Travolta, 57, and his wife Kelly Preston, who both falsely claimed their son, Jett Travolta, had Kawasaki disease, a rare condition which causes inflammation of blood vessels, chose not to donate to charities supporting the illness.
A new study says environmental factors may be more important than genes in determining whether a child develops autism.
Ryan Cleary was released on a bail, having been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome while in custody.
An antipsychotic drug Risperdal and the generic Risperidone have been recalled after a strange odor had been reported by some patients taking the medication.
Jefferies & Co. believes that tablets are ideally suited to help children learn faster and more enjoyably. The brokerage said research into early childhood education, educational techniques, and addressing disabilities has revealed a potential link between physical touch and learning.
The journey towards determining ways to detect autism earlier on shows development. Outcome of a long-term magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has validated that early overgrowth of the brain of autistic children before reaching the age of two.
With the reopening of clinic where a hyperbaric chamber exploded killing a woman and her grandson, the debate over the dependability of these medical devices has risen again. Hyperbaric Chambers, life-saving devices or killer machines?
British scientists have shown for the first time how our brain wiring develops in the first few months of life and say their findings will help in the understanding of a range of brain and psychiatric disorders.
A series of investigative articles in British Medical Journal conclusively prove that Dr Wakefield falsified data and there were irregularities and discrepancies in his study
Autism is growing at an alarming rate in the United States. Just 20 years ago, about one in 5,000 children were diagnosed with the disorder. The current rate, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is 1 in 110.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has told the Guardian newspaper that there are, indeed, some references to UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) that reamined a mystery.
British scientists have found the first direct evidence attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a genetic disorder and say their research could eventually lead to better treatments for the condition.
Autistic children's cognitive skills can improve over time, according to Australian and British researchers.
Males who carry specific alterations of DNA on the sole X-chromosome are at high risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a Canadian study showed.
A new government study adds to the evidence that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative until recently found in many vaccines, does not increase children's risk of autism.