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9 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Learn More About Neurologist Oliver Sacks' Greatest Works

(Reuters) - Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," died on Sunday at the age of 82, his personal assistant said. The British-born Sacks, who announced in February that he had terminal liver cancer, died at ...

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AUG 29, 2015 - BBC

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Speed up autism diagnosis - experts

Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, while adults wait on average two years, experts say.

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AUG 28, 2015 - MedPage Today

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AUG 27, 2015 - Washington Times

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Michigan rejects medical marijuana for severe autism

DETROIT (AP) - A state official has rejected a recommendation to add severe autism to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan. Mike Zimmer, the head of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, gave several reasons Thursday, including a lack of scientific evidence. Supporters say ...

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AUG 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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We Aren't As Informed About Intellectual Disabilities As We Think We Are

Nearly half of the American population doesn't personally know someone with an intellectual disability, and that's a problem. A groundbreaking poll released on the eve of this summer's Special Olympics World Games revealed that personal experience with people with intellectual disabilities strongly influences the ways people perceive such conditions. While exposure to those who have ID helps us understand the issues they ...

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