Health and health care of individuals with autism — ScienceDaily

People on the autism spectrum face barriers to comprehensive care that may cause their health and quality of life to be worse than that of their peers. While some people may be predisposed to worse health, preventive services and comprehensive health care can go a long way in improving the trajectory of health throughout their lives.

In the recently published sixth report in the National Autism Indicators Report series, researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute highlight a holistic picture of what health and health care look like across the life course for people on the autism spectrum.

“Health and health care are critical issues for many children and adults on the autism spectrum,” said Lindsay Shea, DrPH, director of the Policy and Analytics Center at the Autism Institute and interim leader of the Life Course Outcomes Research Program, an associate professor and co-author of the report. “They may

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Should the Left Care About Blockchain Technology?

Bitcoin mining. (Photo: Marko. CC BY 2.0)

Bitcoin and its underlying technology, blockchain, have become bywords for hype among technologists. It was therefore not entirely surprising to read in a recent book published by Polity Press that ‘Bitcoin is Marx’s dream become reality’. Yet there is something unusual about this claim.

Since its emergence over a decade ago Bitcoin has largely been ignored by the Left. By allowing internet users to make transactions outside the purview of regulatory bodies, Bitcoin quickly established itself as an icon for right-wing libertarians for whom it represents the technological basis for truly ‘free’ markets.

Moreover, the majority of experimentations with blockchain technology have taken place in the finance sector, where innovations such as ‘smart contracts’ are envisioned as ways of automating various administrative processes. Consequently, there has been a tendency among scholars and activists on the Left to dismiss blockchain.

Over the past two

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New Canberra sensor technology for care at home | The Canberra Times

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New technology coming to Canberra could soon keep the elderly and those with a disability living in their own homes for longer and out of aged care. Technology for Ageing and Disability ACT has recently signed a deal to become the first providers of InteliCare sensors to homes in Canberra. The sensors are able to be attached to walls and doorways as well as household appliances such as fridges and kettles, before establishing patterns of routines at home. Family and carers will then be able to receive alerts on their smartphone if there is a lack of movement or an unusual change in routine. Executive director of TADACT Trudy Taylor said the sensors would allow for the elderly or those with a disability to live independently, while also providing information to carers. “Its a non-invasive way to help

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COVID-19: Vitamin D to be delivered free to care homes and vulnerable groups | Science & Tech News, Reports

Free vitamin D deliveries will be offered to around 2.7 million vulnerable people by the government, officials have said.

Vitamin D is necessary for immune system health, leading experts to question whether it may help reduce the risk or severity of the coronavirus.

Care homes across England will be sent the supplement automatically for their residents, in plans revealed on Saturday.

People who are classed as extremely clinically vulnerable will be given the chance to opt into the scheme in order get a supply for their own homes.

The deliveries of a four-month supply of vitamin D will begin in January.

Everyone should take 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day between October and March, according to Public Health England, which stresses the importance of the elderly, those who do not go outdoors, or people with dark skin taking it.

Most people should be able to get regular vitamin D

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Health care is going digital and that could make it ‘almost free,’ says tech investor Tim Draper

  • In future, artificial intelligence will help to diagnose patients and develop the medicine required at “very low costs,” says venture capitalist Tim Draper.
  • He said medical costs have been “crazy high” for many years. “Finally, we’re going to have a way of doing health care a lot cheaper.”
  • Ibrahim Ajami of Mubadala, said the coronavirus has led to “probably the most significant acceleration of technology … we will witness in our lives” and that the role of technology in health care has changed.



a group of people in a room: People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin.


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People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin.

The use of technology is going to make health care “almost free around the world,” according to venture capitalist Tim Draper.

“Health care is completely going digital,” he told CNBC’s Dan Murphy during a panel discussion at FinTech Abu Dhabi, which was held virtually this

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Global Wound Care Biologics Market 2020 Future Trend, Business Strategies, Revenue Value, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast by 2025

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Nov 25, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Wound Care Biologics Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 comprehensively describes the overall market by presenting actual market size and the forecast on the basis of historic data. The report is suitable for all the industry participants as it specializes in serving analysis of recent trend, competitive landscape of the global Wound Care Biologics market. The report explains the key parameters associated with the market. The report shows key regions and key countries which have a good market of Wound Care Biologics industry. The report highlights the upcoming factors, opportunities, and threats to the industry and further focuses on the wide range of applications, product types, etc.

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The report sheds light on important changes in market dynamics and market segmentation up

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Tech investor Tim Draper says digital health care will be ‘almost free’

People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin.

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The use of technology is going to make health care “almost free around the world,” according to venture capitalist Tim Draper.

“Health care is completely going digital,” he told CNBC’s Dan Murphy during a panel discussion at FinTech Abu Dhabi, which was held virtually this year.

“That’s going to create health care that is almost free around the world,” said the founder and managing partner of early-stage venture capital firm, Draper Associates.

Ibrahim Ajami of Mubadala Investment Company, one of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds, said the coronavirus has led to “probably the most significant acceleration of technology … we will witness in our lives.” The role of technology in health care has changed, he said.

“Everything from clinical trials to drug discovery,

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Former St. Louis woman who spent time in foster care named Rhodes Scholar | Joe’s St. Louis

A former St. Louisan — who bounced between foster homes and often slept on couches at the homes of friends — has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar.

Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, a 2016 graduate of the Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in England.



Mackenzie Fierceton

Mackenzie Fierceton, Rhodes Scholar. (Photo by Jane Dmochowski)


Fierceton earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania. She now is a graduate student at Penn and should earn a master’s degree in social work in 2021.

Fierceton said her foster homes were in several STL municipalities, including Manchester, Clayton and Creve Coeur.

Though she has not returned to St. Louis often, she has made several trips to visit a sister and the foster family from her senior year.

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Former STLer who spent time in foster care named Rhodes Scholar | Joe’s St. Louis

A former St. Louisan — who bounced between foster homes and often slept on couches at the homes of friends — has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar.

Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, a 2016 graduate of the Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in England.



Mackenzie Fierceton

Mackenzie Fierceton, Rhodes Scholar. (Photo by Jane Dmochowski)


Fierceton earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania. She now is a graduate student at Penn and should earn a master’s degree in social work in 2021.

Fierceton said her foster homes were in several STL municipalities, including Manchester, Clayton and Creve Coeur.

Though she has not returned to St. Louis often, she has made several trips to visit a sister and the foster family from her senior year.

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Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Health Canada Approval of the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Control-IQ Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop Technology

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a leading insulin delivery and diabetes technology company, today announced Health Canada approval of the t:slim X2™ insulin pump with Control-IQ™ technology. Control-IQ technology is an advanced hybrid closed-loop feature designed to help increase time in range (3.9-10 mmol/L)1 and deliver automatic correction boluses in addition to adjusting insulin to help prevent high and low blood sugar. The system integrates with Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), which requires no fingersticks for calibration or diabetes treatment decisions.2,3,4

All in-warranty t:slim X2 pump users in Canada will have the option to add Control-IQ technology to their existing pump beginning in March 2021 via remote software update. The update will be free of charge through December 31, 2021.5 Tandem expects to begin shipping t:slim X2 insulin pumps with Control-IQ technology in Canada in the first quarter of next year.

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