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FEB 27, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Inhaled drug may help with sociability in autism

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - In an early study, inhaling the hormone oxytocin appeared to encourage men with autism to make more eye contact. For the new study, researchers from the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge in the UK and other European institutions compared 32 men with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Asperger Syndrome and another ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Health Canal

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New Study Shows Decreased Aggressive Behavior Toward Strangers in Autism Spectrum Disorder Model

JUPITER, FL – While aggression toward caregivers and peers is a challenge faced by many individuals and families dealing with autism, there has been much speculation in the media over the possibility of generally heightened aggression in those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. A new study by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) found no ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Washington Times

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Illinois Secretary of State to launch autism program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and The Autism Program of Illinois are launching a statewide program to increase library services for residents impacted by autism. "Targeting Autism" is supported by a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Washington Times

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Autistic boy goes to hospital after school cafeteria beating

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - An eighth-grader with autism has returned to a Kansas City, Missouri, hospital after suffering complications from a severe beating he took in the lunchroom from another student. The boy's mother says her 12-year-old son sustained a cracked skull, a fractured jaw and damage to his ear ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Big U.S. Majority Favors Mandatory Vaccinations

By Alistair Bell WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A large majority of Americans favor mandatory vaccinations of children, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday, apparently unswayed by some senior Republicans who have raised fears the medical shots could lead to autism. Seventy-eight percent of respondents in the online survey said all children should be vaccinated unless there is a direct ...

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