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Tag: funding

January 2019
Mom Toni Hoy with ah photograph of her adopted son.

Parents forced to trade custody for children’s mental-health care

by  /  11 January 2019

Each year, dozens of families in Illinois give up custody of their children to help them get mental-health services.

December 2018
Doctor with toddler in medical office.

Number of uninsured children rising for first time in decade

by ,  /  3 December 2018

After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017.

November 2018

Motor, sensory traits refine autism definition in research framework

by  /  7 November 2018

Adding motor and sensory data boosts the accuracy of Research Domain Criteria — a broad research framework adopted by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health — for predicting autism.

Illustration shows Austria lagging behind Germany--doctors and researchers are taking bigger steps in Germany.

How Austria can restore its status as a center of autism research

by  /  6 November 2018

Austria must train more autism specialists, expand its research funding and build more centers for autism diagnosis and treatment.

October 2018
A group of high school kids walking down a set of stairs outside a building.

Autism prevalence program expands to include teenagers

by  /  1 October 2018

The network of researchers keeping tabs on autism prevalence in U.S. children plans to follow up with some of those children in adolescence.

September 2018
Three games on a table, bead mazes.

How genetics is revealing rare childhood conditions

by ,  /  21 September 2018

A pioneering project is showing how, 17 years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.

Drawing shows woman at desk looking away into the light as her coworkers gossip in the darkness.

Disclosure of autism at work holds risks and benefits

by  /  18 September 2018

Telling coworkers you are autistic can bring acceptance, but it may also hinder advancement.

August 2018
Big family and extended family with foster parents.

Foster children on Medicaid may have unmet mental health needs

by ,  /  29 August 2018

Too few doctors accept Medicaid, and foster families also face the challenge of coordinating treatment decisions between government welfare agencies and biological parents.

silver scissors float on white, about to cut a red ribbon.

Outcry compels NIH to put new clinical trial policy on hold

by  /  23 August 2018

Responding to serious concerns about its policy defining certain kinds of research as ‘clinical trials,’ the U.S. National Institutes of Health has postponed enforcing parts of the policy until September 2019.


Medical studies often omit authors’ financial conflicts

by ,  /  16 August 2018

Papers in medical journals go through rigorous peer review and meticulous data analysis. Yet many of these articles are missing a key piece of information: the financial ties of the authors.