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She ‘cured’ her son’s ‘autism’–while running Miss Universe

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Ines Ligron with sons Ben and Noa

As the lift doors open at the penthouse suite of one of Singapore’s posh high-rises, we are greeted by a living room filled with racks of designer clothes and shoes neatly lined on one side. An elegant woman is fixing the table, wearing a Missoni maxi dress, smiling warmly.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Autism a ‘gut’ issue, says medical expert

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Autism is a multi-systemic metabolic disorder that can be treated with natural diet, a medical expert said.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

US study links pollution to autism risk

In this May 7, 2013 photo, a foreign tourist wearing a mask walks in front of Tiananmen Gate on a polluted day in Beijing, China. AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan

Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas, a US study said on Tuesday.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Old grandfathers, abuse in women linked to autism

Claire Danes portrays an autistic woman in “Temple Grandin.” Having an older grandfather or being a mother who was abused in her youth are linked to higher odds of having a child with autism, according to two studies published Wednesday, March 20, 2013,  in a leading US psychiatry journal.

Having an older grandfather or being a mother who was abused in her youth are linked to higher odds of having a child with autism, according to two studies published Wednesday in a leading US psychiatry journal.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Karen Davila resorts to stem-cell therapy for son’s autism

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You can point a mother to the ends of the earth and it won’t weaken her resolve to find that cure for her ailing child. Broadcast journalist Karen Davila’s firstborn, David, was 3½ years old when he was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS) in the Autism Spectrum, a severe form of autism. The development pediatrician said there was no cure for David’s condition.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Children with autism don’t need to be ‘fixed’


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For too many people, autism is simply a word used to broadly describe anything different. Autism is a cruel joke or insult. Autism is something that “other” families deal with. It is a complicated puzzle meant for doctors and scientists to unlock. In other words, it’s not our problem.

Posted: April 25th, 2012 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

How two moms deal with autistic children


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“When we graduated from college 25 years ago, simple lang naman ang pangarap natin di ba? Magtrabaho, mag-asawa, magkaroon ng pamilya…” Gina Luna-Bermudo told me over lunch in her home one bright Friday morning. At the table was another Ateneo batchmate, Mary Rose Ramoso-Pena, who echoed the thoughts.

Posted: January 22nd, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Living with Autism

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Mikey as a young boy. Contributed photos

WHEN my firstborn was not quite four months old, his first nanny had delighted me with the comment, “You have a precocious son.” And so it was that Billy became a source of family pride with his growing social, physical and mental prowess. So imagine what a shocking blow it was when several years later, [...]

Posted: June 25th, 2011 in Uncategorized | Read More »

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