Massive Measles Outbreak in Ethiopia and Kenya: UN

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.

Celebrity Gives to Scientology, But Not Kawasaki Disease

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.

Tablets Ideal for Children to Learn Faster, More Enjoyably: Analyst

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.

Autism Connected with Premature Brain Overgrowth

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.

Study shows how brain's wiring develops in babies

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.


Families from across the U.S. living with autism take part in a rally calling to eliminate toxins from children's vaccines in Washington June 4, 2008.

Autism law needs reauthorization

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.