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Supermarket makes new shopping carts for autistic children

Autistics children's carts at supermarkets

A supermarket in the U.K. is developing a new type of shopping cart specifically designed for children with autism. Sainsbury’s believes this will help families shop easier while keeping the children more comfortable. The change should offer hope to families around the world that other stores may be willing to follow this example.

Autism stomach problems create drug absorption concerns

Autism drug

Stomach problems are often an issue for people with autism, and the latest research has found another concern. A new study reveals that absorption problems should not be dismissed because of their potential impact on medications. People with autism may not be getting the full benefit of the drugs they are taking on a daily basis.

Avoiding gluten cross-contamination for celiac disease

Cross contamination with gluten is a serious problem for people with celiac disease, and it extends beyond the fear of eating at an unknown restaurant or fast food chain. Although it is easier to control the cooking environment at home, contamination can still become a problem. People who are severely sensitive to small amounts of gluten must learn to avoid this protein.

Autism testing could find CHD8 gene mutation at birth

Autism

A researcher who worked on the CHD8 gene mutation study believes that testing at birth for autism is possible and suggests it may one day extend to testing during pregnancy. Dr. Raphael Bernier believes that better treatments will also be possible thanks to an improved understanding of genetics. His words are giving families hope for an improved medical future.

Celiac disease apps help create gluten-free meal plans

Celiac Disease App

Technology has made shopping and planning the daily menu at home easier for people with celiac disease. Smartphone apps can make the entire process better and help you identify gluten-free items quickly, so you can plan the meals with ease. Although new apps continue to be added to the online stores, there are several that have received positive reviews.

Police handcuff autistic boy and force him to stay on top of squad car trunk

autism boy handcuffed

Another disturbing story has appeared from a school involving an autistic boy. The family of the Florida child reports that he was handcuffed by police and forced to stay on top of a squad car trunk in the heat. The family is angry, but both the police and school state the situation was handled according to their rules.

Federal school lunch program concerns for celiac disease

Celiac Disease School Lunch

There are new concerns about the federal school lunch program for children with celiac disease. Students on a restricted diet continue to face problems in the cafeteria and classroom with gluten, but new guidelines may create additional issues. The National School Lunch Program is facing ongoing criticism, and families who have children with celiac disease are worried.

Consumer Reports shares best buy for treating Crohn's disease

Biologic drugs to treat Crohn's disease

Consumer Reports conducted an independent study that looked at biologic drugs available for Crohn's disease treatment. Based on their analysis, here is what the report says may be your "best buy" for choosing a biologic medication for treating ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease that should be discussed with your doctor.

What's a thylakoid and how can it help you lose weight?

Study shows thylakoids extracted from spinach help food cravings

There is something in spinach and other green leafy vegetables that could help us lose weight and reduce hunger and sugar cravings. The something is called a thylakoid and is shown in a long study to reduce hunger up to 95 percent. Read on to find out how researchers tested thylakoids for weight loss.

Fake autism charity escapes severe punishment from courts

autism

Charities have provided valuable support for people with autism and their families, but there are fake organizations that mar the goals of legitimate programs. A recent scandal in Massachusetts involving a police dispatcher running a fake charity for autism has added to the frustration. Unfortunately, the people who wanted to see justice in this case may be surprised by the outcome.

Fit Kids Have Better Brains

fat kids

Your young child will be much better able to pay attention in school if he or she is physically fit. Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that 9- and 10-year-olds who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in their brains - both which are desirable qualities which are important for faster and more efficient nerve activity.

Simple blood could tell who will develop Crohn's disease and could mean new treatments

Epigenetic changes in patients with Crohn's disease found with a simple blood test

DNA changes found in the blood of children with Crohn's disease could mean a way to determine who will develop the inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD). Scotland scientists also say epigenetic changes could mean a better understanding of Crohn's disease and new treatments.

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