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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 …

Stem Cell Therapy for Autism in Malaysia: Cost and Clinical Trials 2020

Stem cell therapy for autism in Malaysia is an ongoing topic of research and is considered experimental by the medical community. Parents can find fee-for-service clinics that advertise stem cell therapy for autism, but most of these clinics promote their own approach, which creates a lot of confusion among parents about how to compare their treatment options.

To learn more about the basics of stem cells, check out stem cell basics.

Stem Cell Therapy for Autism Research Update

Stem cell therapy for autism is an ongoing topic of research and is considered experimental by the medical community.

Clinical trials have been performed to demonstrate safety and efficacy of stem cells autism management:

Dawson G, Sun JM, Davlantis KS, et al. Autologous cord blood infusions are safe and feasible in young children with autism spectrum disorder: results of a single-center Phase I open-label trial. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2017;6(5):1332–1339. [PMC free article]

A group of Chinese researchers (2013…

Stem Cell Therapy for Anti Aging in Malaysia: Price Guide and 2020 Review

Can stem cell therapy delay the effects of aging? Is there any evidence?

There is also a lot of confusion due to the overwhelming mixing of credible scientific information and marketing hypes available on the internet.

We have reviewed various major studies published to date, compiled and summarised essential information below in layman's terms so that you can understand and make a better informed decision.

To learn more about the basics of stem cells, check out stem cell basics.
Stem Cell Therapy for Anti-Aging Research Update
Stem cell therapy for anti aging is an ongoing topic of research and is considered experimental by the medical community. Is there any evidence that stem cell therapy for anti aging is effective and safe?

Despite the fact that there are many published studies on stem cell therapy for anti-aging, major media has been slow to report the findings.
Journal of Gerontology - The results of 2 clinical studies, published in The Journals of Gerontology, showed how a t…


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