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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Baby-Driven Robots Could Help Disabled Children
A typical five-month-old infant has hardly figured out how to sit up yet — even crawling may be months away — but there are a few babies who already know how to drive. They’re steering their very own mobile robots. (via MSNBC)

Father’s Age Is Linked to Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia
Older men are more likely than young ones to father a child who develops autism or schizophrenia , because of random mutations that become more numerous with advancing paternal age, scientists reported on Wednesday, in the first study to quantify the effect as it builds each year. (via New York Times)

Controversial Auditory Therapy May Be Beneficial for Kids with Autism
Auditory integration training, or AIT, was originally designed to improve hearing loss or other hearing impairments. Its originator, Dr. Guy Berard, felt behavioral challenges such as learning disabilities, autism and attention deficit disorder could be improved using AIT. (via Fox News)

West Nile Virus on Track for Worst Year Ever
The West Nile virus outbreak that has infected people in 38 states is on track to be the worst in history, a top official at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a news teleconference. (via ABC)

Obese in Middle Age? You May Suffer Faster Cognitive Decline Later On
If you’re obese in middle age and you have high blood pressure or other “metabolic abnormalities” — like high blood sugar or low HDL (“good”) cholesterol — you may be setting yourself up for faster cognitive decline over time than your normal weight peers, a recent study found. (via Time)

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