TTYM: Stephen A. Smith Said What?? And People Like Mike Vick

Stephen, Please! ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith came under fire Thursday for using a racial slur on Thursday’s edition of First Take.  The comment happened during a discussion of whether or not Kobe Bryant will play in […]



Local Boy’s Treatment Could Lead To Breakthrough For Autism

It is a groundbreaking clinical trial, treating autism using a child’s own stem cells, and one local boy’s own medical miracle gave his doctor the idea.



School Assignment helps Autistic Boy Break Silence

Johnny Blair is a 6th grader at Foothill Oaks Elementary School; and until recently, not many people had ever heard his voice.


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Autistic Yuba City Boy Benefits From Canine Companion

hen Reeve Basile gets anxious he has dangerously run across Highway 99 on many occasions. His new buddy will help keep him out of harm’s way.


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CDC Figures Show Rise In Autism

Autism disorders are now almost five times more common in boys than girls, affecting 1-in-54 boys compared to 1-in-252 girls.


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Autistic Carmichael Boy Reunited With Missing Dog

A little dog named Myleigh disappeared New Year’s Eve. Tuesday the Carmichael family got the news they’ve been waiting for, that Myleigh had been found and turned into the shelter.


Survey: More Than 1 In 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids’ Shots

By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.


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Fraternal Twins With Autism: Is Risk In The Womb?

Most of the risk of autism has been blamed by experts on inherited genes. Now one of the largest studies of twins and autism shifts the focus to the womb, suggesting that the mother’s age and health may play a larger role than thought.


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Simple Checklist May Spot Signs Of Autism By Age One

A simple checklist that parents fill out in the waiting room may help doctors someday screen for warning signs of autism as early as a baby’s first birthday.


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Study: Spacing Babies Close May Raise Autism Risk

Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million California children.


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Journal: Study Linking Vaccine To Autism Was Fraud

The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research.


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Study: Living Near Freeways Doubles Infant Autism Risk

Children born to mothers living near freeways may be twice as likely to have autism, according to a study released Thursday.