14 Nov '11, 10pm

Solid Evidence That Autism Starts Before Birth | Care2 Causes

Solid Evidence That Autism Starts Before Birth | Care2 Causes

Whether autism begins while a child is still developing in a mother’s womb, or whether something happens after a child is born that causes the neurodevelopment disorder, has been the subject of much debate. A recently published article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) lends further weight to autism starting before a child is born. Researchers under neuroscientist Eric Courchesne examined the postmortem brain tissue of 13 boys, aged 7 – 16 years old, seven of whom were autistic and six who were not. The autistic children had an average of 67 percent more neurons , a type of brain cell, and in a certain region of the brain, the prefrontal cortex, which processes complex behaviors including language, decision-making and social behaviors. Specifically, the autistic children had 1.94 billion neurons in their prefrontal cortex, versus 1.16 billion in a c...

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10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth in Mexico | Care2 Causes

10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth in Mexico | Care2 ...

care2.com 15 Nov '11, 8am

In Mexico a 10-year-old girl has given birth to a premature baby boy by Caesarian section at 31 weeks. The girl arrived at...

10-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide After Intense ...

care2.com 16 Nov '11, 12pm

Kids bully because of what they learn at home and I know that for a fact. I was bullied for 12 years of school because my ...

Pet Insurance Fraud in U.K. | Care2 Causes

Pet Insurance Fraud in U.K. | Care2 Causes

care2.com 17 Nov '11, 12am

Was it inevitable? Many heralded the offering of pet insurance as a way to responsibly pay for a pet in need of veterinary...

This one's for the boys, make a solid style statement with NATO straps

This one's for the boys, make a solid style sta...

tonguechic.com 15 Nov '11, 3am

NATO straps or also known as Bond straps is your ticket to making a solid style statement and investment. Fifty years ago,...

Wells Fargo CEO Mic-Checked By Student [Video] ...

care2.com 16 Nov '11, 9am

This was a small family. The parents were Chaplains - I guess doing God's work - administering to cancer patients & others...

The Lung Thing, The Brain Thing | Care2 Causes

The Lung Thing, The Brain Thing | Care2 Causes

care2.com 19 Nov '11, 11am

It was with a sickened heart that I read the long front page article in the New York Times, “ Re-election Strategy is Tied...

Gecko Saves Friend from Snake | Care2 Causes

care2.com 16 Nov '11, 1am

We do tend to anthropomorphosize these events, don't we? I would not try to take the gecko away from the snake, after all ...

Indonesians Killed 750 Orangutans in Year:

Indonesians Killed 750 Orangutans in Year:

care2.com 15 Nov '11, 10am

Written by Ali Kotarumalos, Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Villagers living on the Indonesian side of Borneo k...

Hospital May Refuse McDonald’s "WeightWash" Donation | Care2 Causes

Hospital May Refuse McDonald’s "WeightWash" Don...

care2.com 14 Nov '11, 12pm

It appears to be a first in Australia. In a move that may earn them worried admiration in the Australian health and corpor...

Mississippi Believes Children Should Starve If Their Mother Did Drugs | Care2 Causes

Mississippi Believes Children Should Starve If ...

care2.com 17 Nov '11, 4am

One mother is serving three years in jail in Mississippi. Her crime? She lied on her application to get food assistance fo...

Ohio Set To Reject Anti-Voter Bill | Care2 Causes

care2.com 17 Nov '11, 4pm

Ohio voters have decided that the consequences of the November 2010 elections and the rise of Gov. John Kasich (R) are sim...

Study Says #Pesticides in #Food Chain Causes #A...

organicconsumers.org 15 Nov '11, 12am

(excerpt taken from the middle of the article) ...With all the information that has been collected on the subject of pesti...

7 Joys of Thanksgiving | Care2 Causes

7 Joys of Thanksgiving | Care2 Causes

care2.com 24 Nov '11, 5pm

Every night before we drift off to sleep, my partner and I give thanks. We talk about the day and our gratitude for its gi...

Dirty Secrets: Do You Know What's In Your Cleaning Products? | Care2 Causes

Dirty Secrets: Do You Know What's In Your Clean...

care2.com 17 Nov '11, 9pm

What do you look for in a household cleaner? Consumers generally look for something that works, smells nice, and isn’t goi...

High-Speed Rail Expands Everywhere (Except The U.S.) | Care2 Causes

High-Speed Rail Expands Everywhere (Except The ...

care2.com 15 Nov '11, 10am

The number of countries offering high speed trains is expected to nearly double over the next few years, according to new ...