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Folic acid linked to lower risk of autism
February 13, 2013 Women who took folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy were about 40% less likely to have a baby later diagnosed with autism, a new study says.

VA adds 1,000 mental health professionals to staff
February 11, 2013 WASHINGTON - The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has added more than 1,000 mental health professionals and 200 support staff over the past eight months to meet the needs of returning veterans, but still has more to do to meet the requirements of an executive order issued by President...

Army seeks better mental health coordination
February 04, 2013 JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Army leadership is looking to improve coordination among its mental health programs and other soldier-resilience efforts, acknowledging Monday that a patchwork system of tools is often confusing for both commanders and soldiers.

Parents in Newtown help others dealing with autism
February 04, 2013 HARTFORD, Conn. - The parents of an autistic girl who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have set up a memorial fund to benefit other families raising children with autism.

Newtown families hope massacre transforms nation
January 30, 2013 NEWTOWN, Conn. - Newtown officials and parents of children killed in last month's elementary school massacre called on lawmakers Wednesday to turn the tragedy into "the moment of transformation" by banning high-powered, military-style rifles and high-capacity magazines while providing better care to the mentally ill and requiring more background checks...

After school shooting, Connecticut debates mental health
January 29, 2013 HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday began reviewing mental health care following the deadly Newtown school shooting, even though they and the public have little insight into the mental state of the 20-year-old gunman.

Lawmaker looks outside VA to fill mental care gap
January 29, 2013 WASHINGTON - Veterans who have trouble getting timely mental health care from Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics should also have access to thousands of health care providers who care for military personnel and their families, says the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

Herpes, toxoplasma may play a part in schizophrenia
January 28, 2013 Jan. 28--Scientists have suggested several factors that might spark the onset of schizophrenia or make it more severe -- hormonal changes, teenage stresses, drug use and even moving from one part of the world to another.

Caregivers also must care for themselves
January 27, 2013 Jan. 27--Ruth Fouse is in the latter stages of Alzheimer's disease. At 93, she's bedridden and has trouble swallowing food unless it's minced.

After shootings, states rethink mental health cuts
January 23, 2013 DES MOINES, Iowa - Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care over the last four years, either because of the recession's toll on revenue or a new zeal to shrink government.

Pennsylvania sends mental health data for gun checks
January 19, 2013 Jan. 19--After facing legal and technical challenges for more than two years, the Pennsylvania State Police this week began transmitting hundreds of thousands of mental health records to a federal database used to conduct background checks for potential gun buyers.

First donations after Newtown shooting being spent
January 18, 2013 NEWTOWN, Conn. - The first of the money donated through the United Way after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is being spent in part to meet the immediate needs of first responders, teachers and others who lost wages and may have exhausted their benefits.

 
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