Cannabis for Autism – Michigan on the forefront

Residents in Michigan may submit medical conditions to LARA in order for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel to review whether there is ample evidence that cannabis may have palliative relief in the treatment of that condition. It is the voter’s intent to protect those with debilitating medical conditions that may receive palliative relief from […]

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Teen with epilepsy gets life saving device – w/video

Los Angeles, CA – High school senior Johnny Escolero just became the first patient to receive the AspireSR, a chest implant that helps stops seizures. Escolero has 250 seizures a day, including when he sleeps. He told news outlet CBS News that: “It’s really hard. You can hear the bones cracking and you could kind […]

Press Release: Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Mikulski Medical Marijuana Amendment to CJS

Senate Vote Reaffirms Congressional Support to End of Federal Interference In State-Level Medical Marijuana Programs – June 11, 2015 Washington, DC–  Earlier today the United States Senate Appropriations Committee voted for the Mikulski medical cannabis (marijuana) amendment to the Commerce, Science, and Justice (CJS) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 by a margin of 20-10.  […]

I akke the effort for you

This entry is dedicated to Stella Young. Through her Tedx talk I found my way to writing this entry, which is something I’ve wanted to do but just couldn’t let go of that last bit of fear.  Thank you Stella. Rest Peacefully ♥ Editor’s Note:  I am a great admirer of Stella Young and so was […]

Apraxia – This speech disorder often overlaps with autism

Some children with autism should undergo ongoing screenings for , a rare neurological speech disorder, because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand. Over the course of a three-year study, 64 percent of children initially diagnosed with autism were found to also have apraxia. The study also shows that the commonly used Checklist for Autism Spectrum […]

New study researches autism’s connection with epilepsy

Veracruz, Mexico – Doctoral student in Brain Research of the University of Veracruz, Angel Alberto Puig Lagunes is studying the relationship between autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy. World wide 20-30 percent of those on the spectrum also have some form of epilepsy. The study researched neurotransmitters and receptors amounts that may lead to seizures. Angel […]

Press Release – TSRI Scientists Find Molecular Trigger of Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors and Brain Changes

LA JOLLA, CA – April 7, 2015 – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a molecule in the brain that triggers schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes and global gene expression in an animal model. The research gives scientists new tools for someday preventing or treating psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and […]

Autism and schizophrenia may be linked

Hickory, NC – Autism and Schizophrenia may be related, according to Brooke Price’s article on EmaxHealth. Price was inspired to look into the issue when her 11-year-old son with autism started having hallucinations. In Prince’s article she examines two different studies that show a correlation between Child Onset Schizophrenia and autism. In the first study […]

Teenager with autism refused needed medication from local pharmacies

Orlando-FL– 16-year-old Keira Townsend has a rare form of autism, ADHD, and had seizures. Thankfully they have now ceased. “She is able to walk and talk and now going to public school,” her mother told  Orlando news outlet Wesh 2. This improvement is due largely to a drug called FocLIN she’s been taking since she […]

Autism spectrum symptoms in cases of Down’s syndrome

Researchers from the University of Alabama in the United States looking at “the typical range of social communicative impairments observed in children, adolescents, and young adults with DS [Down’s syndrome] who do not have comorbid ASD [autism spectrum disorder]” recently reported that quite a few people diagnosed with Down’s syndrome present with issues with social […]