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Four dead in new shooting at Fort Hood US base

A soldier with "mental health issues" killed three people and wounded 16 before turning the gun on himself Wednesday at Fort Hood, the US military base devastated by a deadly 2009 shooting rampage. Base commander Lieutenant General Mark Milley said the gunman, who served in Iraq in 2011, was being treated for depression and anxiety, and being checked for possible Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). All of the dead and wounded were military personnel. At least four of those injured were hospitalized in critical condition.

Four dead in shooting at US base scarred by 2009 rampage

A soldier killed three people and wounded 16 before turning the gun on himself Wednesday at Fort Hood, the US military base devastated by a deadly 2009 rampage, the commanding general said. Lieutenant General Mark Milley said the gunman, who served in Iraq in 2011, was being treated for depression and anxiety, and being checked for possible Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). All of the dead and wounded were military personnel.

Four dead in shooting at US base scarred by 2009 rampage

A soldier killed three people and wounded 16 before turning the gun on himself Wednesday at Fort Hood, the US military base devastated by a deadly 2009 rampage, the commanding general said. Lieutenant General Mark Milley said the gunman, who served in Iraq in 2011, was being treated for depression and anxiety, and being checked for possible Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). All of the dead and wounded were military personnel.

One in 68 kids has autism: US study

One in 68 US children has autism, a 30 percent rise over the last estimate released in 2012, health authorities said Thursday. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised concern and sparked calls for early screening, as well as more research and investment. Autism is a developmental disorder that has no known cause or cure. It affects people of all races with a range of difficulties in social, emotional and communication skills.

One in 68 kids has autism: US study

One in 68 children has autism, a 30 percent rise over the last estimate released in 2012, US health authorities said Thursday. The latest US data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the "proportion of children with autism and higher IQ (is) on the rise," said a CDC statement. Previously, as many as one in 88 US children were known to have autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a developmental disorder that recent research suggests may originate in the womb.

One in 68 kids has autism: US study

One in 68 children has autism, a 30 percent rise over the last estimate released in 2012, US health authorities said Thursday. The latest US data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the "proportion of children with autism and higher IQ (is) on the rise," said a CDC statement. Previously, as many as one in 88 US children were known to have autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a developmental disorder that recent research suggests may originate in the womb.

Researchers find abnormality in brain layers of autistic children

By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers say they have uncovered key abnormalities in some of the layers of the brains of children with autism, an indication that the foundation for the problem is laid early in fetal development. Using a unique collection of molecular tags applied to the brains after the children had died, they found patches along the convoluted surface of the brain where some usual components of cells were missing.

Police, mental health leaders have national conversation on preventing tragedies

TORONTO - It's a national conversation that's finally taking place. Amid growing concern over how police deal with some of society's most vulnerable, law enforcement officials, those who live with mental illness and the people who support them have gathered to discuss what can be done to avert tragedies involving those in crisis. That dialogue — deemed the first of its kind — comes at a time when statistics suggest one in five Canadians experience a mental health illness in any given year.

Brainsway sees growth in depression treatment, looks to new areas

By Ari Rabinovitch JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli medical device maker Brainsway expects strong growth following the launch of its treatment of depression and hopes to access new markets once its system finishes trials in treating a number of other diseases. Brainsway developed a helmet that shoots magnetic pulses into the brain of patients with neurological disorders. The pulses stimulate neurons and improve function in the affected areas, the company says.

Military veteran with service dog says Saskatchewan restaurant turned him away

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A military veteran who needs a service dog says he was turned away from a restaurant in Saskatchewan. Michael Sharron, who has post-traumatic stress disorder, says he needs the dog, Rylie, with him for medical reasons. Sharron says he and his father-in-law went to a Smitty's restaurant in a Prince Albert mall for lunch on March 3. He says they were greeted by a man, who turned out to be the owner, and who told them that dogs weren't allowed.
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