Medical Notes: Week of February 21, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 21, 2021 including: A study finds that schizophrenia is the second biggest risk factor for dying of Covid, second only to age. Then, scientists have discovered that a lack of a specific fatty acid in body tissues may trigger multiple sclerosis. And finally, a study recommending a calming influence for everyone... getting a cat.

Medical Notes: Week of July 26, 2020

Medical Notes: Week of July 26, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 26, 2020 including: Evidence is piling up that face masks cut the risk of getting COVID-19 by up to 65 percent. Then, a study finds that, at least in the laboratory, a common asthma drug can prevent the formation of tangles. Then, A study finds that cord blood helps some children with autism improve their social communication skills. And finally, if you feel especially insecure about your romantic partner… it may be all in your genes.

Autism And Substance Abuse

Autism And Substance Abuse

While most people who contract COVID-19 survive, those who suffer often-changing symptoms for months on end can only wonder when they’ll get well. A survey of members of a long-haul survivors support group find that many who don’t have “textbook” symptoms suffer poor medical care and discrimination as a result. Two women who operate the support group discuss the issues.

Medical Notes: Week of August 4, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of August 4, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of March 24, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of March 24, 2019.

Autism in Girls

Experts have believed that autism affects four times as many boys as girls, but the ratio may not actually be quite that high. Doctors are learning that autism shows up differently in girls’ behavior as a result of brain differences. This leaves many girls with autism undiagnosed. Experts discuss how it appears in girls and the consequences of those differences.

18-21 Segment 1: Autism and Substance Abuse

Recent studies show that people with autism are twice as likely as others to engage in substance abuse, contrary to previous belief that they are extremely unlikely to use drugs or alcohol. An expert and an author who has used alcohol to cope with his autism discuss the developments and their impact.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-21

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-21.

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18-19 Segment 2: Autism and Prodigies

Behavioral similarities between prodigies and some people with autism have long been noted. Now some researchers are beginning to find genetic links between the two phenomena. Experts discuss findings and their implications for autism treatment.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-19

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-19.

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18-09 Segment 1: Misunderstanding Autism

Experts explain common misunderstandings about autism, how they affect treatment of people with autism, and how institutions might change their approach to improve treatment.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-09

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-09

17-05 Segment 1: Autism in Girls

Doctors are learning that autism shows up differently in girls’ behavior as a result of brain differences. This leaves many girls with autism undiagnosed.

16-19 Segment 2: Autism and Prodigies

Experts discuss links between prodigies and some people with autism and their implications for autism treatment.

15-40 Segment 1: Misunderstanding Autism

  Synopsis: Autism has been misunderstood ever since its first description in the 1940's. Experts describe how this misunderstanding has drastically affected treatment of people with autism, and how schools and other institutions might change their approach and understanding to improve treatment. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Steve Silberman, author, Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the … Continue reading 15-40 Segment 1: Misunderstanding Autism