Monthly Archives: March, 2014

Autism rate increases by 30 percent, CDC reports

Child holds up board as a reminder of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2, 2014).

Child holds up board as a reminder of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2, 2014).

 

 

 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that autism rates have increased by 30 percent, and 1 in 68 children had an autism spectrum disorder in 2010. The numbers have surged since the 2012 report, which released statistics for 2008 at 1 in 88 children.

Click here to read about the rise in US autism rates.

Twenty-eight cases of mumps linked to Ohio State University

Toddler with physician-diagnosed rash reaction to MMR vaccine. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Toddler with physician-diagnosed rash reaction to MMR vaccine. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

 

 

 

Twenty-eight people closely associated with Ohio State University now have the mumps. The victims include 23 students, one staff member and four others who have ties to the university.

The illnesses were documented from Feb. 11 to March 12 and sufferers range from age 18 to age 48. It is unclear whether they were unvaccinated as vaccination is not an admissions requirement . . .

Click here to read about mumps outbreak at Ohio State University.

The problem with Peter Lanza wishing his son Adam was never born

The New Yorker, March 17, 2014 issue, includes an exclusive interview with Peter Lanza, father of the Sandy Hook School shooter.

The New Yorker, March 17, 2014 issue, includes an exclusive interview with Peter Lanza, father of the Sandy Hook School shooter.

 

 

 

 

Peter Lanza, father of Sandy Hook school shooter, Adam Lanza, recently granted an interview to The New Yorker. There were no great revelations on why Adam Lanza killed his mother, 20 children, six adults and then himself. More questions were raised than answers found, but a statement in which the father says he wishes his son had never been born is telling and problematic . . .

Click here to read about The New Yorker exclusive interview with Sandy Hook shooter’s father, Peter Lanza.