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Kids with autism spectrum disorder could have a new ally in the classroom: animals. Autistic children who played with guinea pigs rather than toys were more talkative, made more eye contact and displayed a more positive attitude, according to a study in...
Cormac is a law-school-bound young man living in a cramped apartment in New York's West Village with his financially strapped mother. Iris is a blogger, working from home in Queens, who hires "Mac" to spiff up her website. The love story that develops...
The Obama administration is reportedly considering funding a multibillion-dollar effort to map the human brain. This so-called Brain Activity Map project is inspired by the success of the Human Genome Project in mapping the genetic code. The proposal...
Many people get home from work in need of a trip to the gym or an exercise class. But the list of excuses is myriad, starting with that most precious commodity, time. Factor in a dog — in my case, a rambunctious terrier mix named Beanie —...
L.A. NOWMemorial for animals killed in experiments: Animal rights activists said they planned to hold a memorial Saturday evening for hundreds of animals they charge were “tortured and killed” in cruel laboratory experiments conducted at UCLA....
I recently hired a student to help me get wired into what I'm told is the minimum needed to survive in today's digital world. So now in addition to Facebook, I am able to link in, tweet, Google Plus and other things I can't remember because I haven't used...
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This time of year it’s common to hear many people saying, “It’s an honor just to be nominated.” But the comment sounds pretty convincing coming from Oscar-nominated film composer J. Ralph, considering the odds he beat in being...
My daughter Peyton is nonverbal and severely challenged by autism. I once believed she'd never experience a meaningful romantic relationship. Then, at a monthly workshop in Los Angeles for people who communicate via keyboard, she met Gabriel, a young...
Mothers who took folic acid supplements around the time they became pregnant were less likely to have children with an autism spectrum disorder, a new study has found. Researchers in Norway examined health records of more than 85,000 children born there...
For the Booster Shots BlogIn a finding that points to a link between environmental toxins and autism, a new study shows that children who were exposed to the highest levels of traffic-related air pollution during gestation and in early infancy were three times more likely to be...
After six weeks of sweat and tears, mishaps and triumphs in the kitchen, Dean McDermott was announced the winner of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-off," on Sunday night's finale episode. Woo hoo, "Daddy D!" He was clearly the favorite to win from the...
One morning 13 years ago, I brought my young son to a storefront children's gym in Culver City. Ezra had recently been diagnosed with autism, and someone — a doctor or a therapist — had suggested that Dave Rabb could help. I don't remember...
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