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Papa Murphy’s joins forces with Udi’s to create gluten-free pizza

2014-09-18 17:28
GF Pizza

Papa Murphy’s is joining forces with Udi’s to cater to people with celiac disease by offering gluten-free pizza. The companies will remain independent, but the partnership will allow them to share resources. Consumers should start seeing the new products at Papa Murphy’s locations soon.

Papa Murphy’s and Udi’s are working together to give people more options in the gluten-free product category.

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Zinc, copper levels in autism could provide answers

2014-09-17 20:45

Researchers have been investigating zinc and copper levels in people with autism to determine if there is a link to the condition. Now, a new study reveals important information about the balance of these minerals in autistic people. The levels of zinc and copper may hold vital clues to understanding autism.

Scientists have been trying to uncover the mysteries of autism spectrum disorder by analyzing mineral levels in the body.

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Gluten-free food labels reviewed by FDA for trust issues

2014-09-17 17:25
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A new study reveals that gluten-free labels on food products can be trusted in 98.9 percent of the cases. The majority of the items lining grocery shelves and claiming not to contain gluten are following the FDA guidelines. However, people with celiac disease must proceed with caution if they are interested in purchasing a product that is not specifically labeled as gluten-free.

The standard is not to allow more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten in a product, and the brands that comply with this guideline are allowed to call their products gluten-free.

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Autistic residents at Winter Park home abused by workers

2014-09-16 20:56

Workers at a Winter Park home in Florida have been accused of abusing some of the autistic residents. Michael Meeks, Shenika Abraham and Kenneth Hampton Jr. are currently under arrest, and a video exists of their abuse. Another worker who was employed with them at the Threshold Center for Autism came forward with the evidence.

Michael Meeks, Shenika Abraham and Kenneth Hampton Jr. could spend five years in jail for abusing autistic people at a residential home. They may also be forced to pay a fine for their actions.

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Kelli Stapleton talks to Dr. Phil about autism: Mom tried to kill autistic child

2014-09-15 22:08
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Kelli Stapleton has tried to explain her mindset to Dr. Phil on his show after agreeing to an interview from jail. The mother attempted to kill her autistic daughter and herself, but now admits she deserved to go to prison. She shares disturbing information about her daughter, her behavior and her reaction to dealing with an autistic child.

The woman who is known for trying to kill her autistic child is speaking out about her case. Kelli Stapleton agreed to talk to “The Dr.

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Workout clothes matter at the gym

2014-09-15 20:43

A consistent exercise schedule is one of the common recommendations for maintaining a healthy body, and it is often suggested as part of a treatment plan for some medical conditions. Although most people focus on the routine, gym location or other aspects, it is important to consider the workout clothes. The apparel you wear while exercising can make a difference.

The clothes you decide to put on at the gym matter, but everyone seems to have their own idea about what is best to wear.

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Asda supermarkets join gluten-free guarantee campaign for celiac disease

2014-09-15 17:18

There is an international movement to raise awareness about celiac disease, and one organization has found recent success with its campaign. Coeliac UK has signed up Asda supermarkets for its gluten-free guarantee program and hopes others will join. The change brings positive news to people in the United Kingdom while encouraging others around the globe to keep sharing information about celiac disease.

The Coeliac UK charity has announced that Asda will be a part of the gluten-free guarantee campaign.

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Police replace autistic man’s stolen birthday money

2014-09-13 22:17

An autistic man received a surprise from police officers who decided to replace the money he lost during a robbery in Stamford. Police were able to raise $800 for the man, and they are still actively searching for the thief who tricked him. They also received money from local residents who were touched by the story.

A man with autism was on his way to purchase items with his birthday money, but he was robbed before he could reach the store.

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Gluten sensor would help control celiac disease

2014-09-13 18:27

A company in San Francisco is working on a gluten sensor that will help people who suffer from celiac disease. A gluten-free diet is an essential part of treatment, but it is not easy to avoid cross-contamination or coming into contact with the protein. 6SensorLabs hopes to change this by creating a product that will automatically detect gluten.

Most people with celiac disease are on a gluten-free diet, and the challenges of avoiding the protein appear on a daily basis.

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Autistic boy hospitalized after school bullying finds support on Facebook

2014-09-12 20:46

Christopher Miller has been facing bullies at school in Tennessee on a daily basis. The autistic boy was recently hospitalized because of the bullying, but his family has found a way to help him cope. Their decision to start a Facebook page, titled Hearts for Christopher Miller, may inspire other families to fight bullying with positivity.

Miller is 12 years old, and his recent hospitalization was related to attempted suicide. He faces bullying at school and often has to deal with people mocking him.

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