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Helpful Resources for Parents of Children With Special Needs

AutismAsperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association: This New York-based organization offers great resources for those with higher functioning autism. Ahany also provides a great list of summer programs and day camps in New York, as well as useful questions to ask when choosing any camp or summer program for your special needs child.Autism Beacon strives to supply the best resources for autism treatments. It also offers a broad range of articles on autism, including sensitive topics such as bullying and sexuality.Autism Hwy: Autism Highway was started by Kelly Green after her son Wyatt was diagnosed with autism. It provides an extensive list of autism-related events and specialists. It also includes many fun games that children are sure to enjoy.Autism Society has been providing information for individuals on the spectrum, their family members, and professionals for more than 50 years. It hosts an annual conference and lobbies nationally for policies to help families touc…

Can Antioxidants Help Against COVID-19?

COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus (CoV), was identified in Wuhan, China, in 2019. No specific therapies are available and investigations regarding COVID-19 treatment are lacking.

Update: WHO launches global megatrial of the four most promising coronavirus treatments

Do antioxidants work as a coronavirus treatment for sure? No, but the potential benefit may be good enough at this point as there is no specific proven treatment in the first place.

Here, we have compiled and updated a few significant studies and related reviews on Coronavirus treatment with antioxidants. This list is a work-in-progress list as new evidence might be added from time to time.

Vitamin C

A large review of 29 studies in 11,306 people demonstrated that regularly supplementing with vitamin C at an average dose of 1–2 grams per day reduced the duration of colds by 8% in adults and 14% in children (PubMed).

Interestingly, the review also demonstrated that regularly taking vitamin C supplements reduced common cold…

One Man Died in Arizona and Multiple Reports of Poisonings While Self-Medicating with Chloroquine against Coronavirus

A man thought aquarium cleaner with the same name as the anti-coronavirus drug chloroquine would prevent coronavirus. It killed him.

In Maricopa County, Arizona, a couple in their 60s watched politicians and news anchors on TV tout chloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that has shown the ability to disrupt some viruses but that has not yet been proved effective against the novel coronavirus.

That pharmaceutical name matched the label on a bottle of chemicals they used to clean their koi pond, NBC News reported. The fish tank solvent that treats aquatic parasites contains the same active ingredient as the drug, but in a different form that can poison people.

“I saw it sitting on the back shelf and thought, ‘Hey, isn’t that the stuff they’re talking about on TV?’ ” the wife, who was not named, told the network. “We were afraid of getting sick.”

The couple reportedly poured some of the fish tank cleaning chemical, chloroquine phosphate, into soda and drank it. They hoped it would stave off …

Best Cord Blood Banking in Singapore 2020: Price and Reviews

Stem cells are the basis of bone marrow transplants, a technique used to treat diseases such as leukaemia for many decades. Since the first stem cell transplant in 1988 much attention has been focused on stem cell therapy and its potential applications.

Stem cells are “naïve” cells – capable with the right stimuli to transform into other cells types found in the human body e.g. liver, skin, red blood cells. Umbilical cord blood stem cells are one of the most primitive types of cells in the body. Created during the earliest phases of development they have the potential, given the right stimuli, to become specialised cells such as red or white blood cells. It is these properties and the fact that the umbilical cord is a rich source of stem cells that has prompted private companies to offer frozen storage of these cells from umbilical cord blood collected at birth.

The umbilical cord bloods are stored by freezing the cells in liquid nitrogen, which allows preservation of the stem cells …

6 Popular Hair Loss Treatment Centres in Singapore 2019 / 2020

If you are looking for the best hair loss treatment in Singapore, you are in the right place.

The first step to effective hair loss treatment in Singapore is an accurate diagnosis. I can't stress enough the importance of finding the root cause to your hair loss problem. Most of you may have been sold and up-sold product after product and signing up package after package. Some products and treatments are not always needed and may not be the best and most affordable option.

A hair loss treatment solution is not a one size fits all solution. Most hair loss centres in Singapore have over-simplified solutions and do not dig deep enough to your problem. For whatever the reason there might be, an effective hair loss treatment solution needs to be personalised and 'tailor-made' for you.

As for the hair loss centre selection, the online world provides overwhelming information. We have filtered and shortlisted 6 hair loss centres in Singapore for you to do further research and '…


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