Sale of controversial 'miracle' tonic results in dozens of charges

A B.C. man and an Alberta woman face dozens of Food and Drug Act charges related to the promotion of a so-called miracle tonic touted as capable of curing everything from AIDS to autism. The charges come after Health Canada spent years trying to crack down on the sale of sodium chlorite.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

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Authors: Cooper A, Ireland D Abstract There is a significant amount of anecdotal evidence of the benefits of individuals on the autism spectrum interacting with technology via natural language. Many of these individuals are non-verbal but still able to communicate via augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aids. This paper presents the design of a AAC software program (app) with embedded artificial conversational agent, called Alex. Alex runs on a Android device and is able to engage with the user on a variety of topics using symbols and images. Alex may be programmed via speech and occupational therapist...
Source: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Category: Information Technology Tags: Stud Health Technol Inform Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 15Author(s): Issey Takahashi, Mika Oki, Baptiste Bourreau, Itaru Kitahara, Kenji SuzukiAbstractInterpersonal interaction is one of the fundamental factors for successful inclusion in education for children with special needs, including children suffering from autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or intellectual disabilities (ID). In order to increase opportunities for interpersonal interactions among children, an interactive school gymnasium called FUTUREGYM, with a large-scale, interactive floor projection system in a school set...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
A new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City features innovative designs by and for people with disabilities. The exhibition—Access + Ability—runs through September 3. Visitors can view more than 70 products ranging from low- to high-tech. Several items useful to people with communication disorders are included in the exhibit: The Laugh Out Loud Aid (LOLA) is a free app—available for Apple and Android devices—that provides silly social stories to help children with autism with social and daily living skills. A book by Sam Barclay is also on display: “I Wond...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Audiology News Slider Speech-Language Pathology Autism Spectrum Disorder Health Care Hearing Assistive Technology Source Type: blogs
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
In 2017, the BPS Research Digest welcomed 2,228,968 visitors, who together helped us reach over 3 million page views. Our free weekly email (which will resume on January 11) now has over 53,000 subscribers. To stay up-to-date with our latest reports, you can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and via our smartphone/tablet app. And don’t forget there are 10 episodes of our PsychCrunch podcast to catch up on (over 90,000 downloads to date), with a new episode coming soon. Listed below are our 10 most popular research articles of 2017. Happy New Year psychologistas! Moderate alcohol consumption improves foreign langua...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Announcements Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 29 December 2017 Source:International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction Author(s): Issey Takahashi, Mika Oki, Baptiste Bourreau, Itaru Kitahara, Kenji Suzuki Interpersonal interaction is one of the fundamental factors for successful inclusion in education for children with special needs, including children suffering from autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or intellectual disabilities (ID). In order to increase opportunities for interpersonal interactions among children, an interactive school gymnasium called FUTUREGYM, with a large-scale, interactive floor projection system in a sch...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The positive findings of this study suggest that the tested training program is feasible for use with multidisciplinary teams working in the CAPSi environment. PMID: 29267601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Psiquiatr Source Type: research
Up until the first half of the twentieth century, large-scale health disasters were mostly due to natural causes (earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, etc.) or infections (e.g., smallpox, influenza epidemics, cholera). But something peculiar happened as we entered the second half of the century: Health disasters due to natural causes became dwarfed by large-scale health disasters that are man-made. Here’s a list of the Six Worst U.S. Health Disasters of the Last 50 Years, mostly man-made phenomena that have exacted huge tolls: widespread disease, premature death, poorly managed (though nonetheless highly profitable fo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune gluten grain-free grains Inflammation low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
"Nobel disease" is a term designed to describe whatever it is that drives some Nobel laureates to embrace pseudoscience or quackery later in their careers. One of its most prominent victims, Luc Montagnier, co-discoverer of the AIDS virus, recently demonstrated that he's still suffering from Nobel disease when he laid down a barrage of antivaccine pseudoscience in Paris earlier this month. The post The Nobel Disease strikes again: Luc Montagnier goes full antivax, with a little help from Henri Joyeux appeared first on RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE.
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Antivaccine nonsense Autism Pseudoscience Quackery adjuvant aluminum Andrew Wakefield Brigitte Autran featured Henri Joyeux Luc Montagnier Nobel Disease Pierre and Marie Curie Faculty of Medicine sids sudden infant death syndro Source Type: blogs
BY UWE REINHARDT In tribute to Uwe we are re-running this instant classic from THCB’s archives. Originally published on Jan 31, 2017. Everyone knows (or should know) that forcing a commercial health insurer to write for an individual a health insurance policy at a premium that falls short of the insurer’s best ex ante estimate of the cost of health care that individual will require is to force that insurer into what economists might call an unnatural act. Remarkably, countries that rely on competing private health insurers to operate their universal, national health insurance systems all do just that. They a...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Repeal Replace Trending Uwe Reinhardt Source Type: blogs
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