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Morning Roundup: Oct. 10, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

China bans stars who did drugs from national media, exploding marijuana drinks confuse retailers, and 'Detective of the Year' arrested for DUI. MORE  

New Study Shows Autistic Youth Vulnerable to Alcohol Dependence

By John Lavitt

Those with autism and ADHD symptoms were more likely to abuse alcohol. MORE  

Sheriff's Department Sued By School District After Autistic Boy Arrested In Drug Sting

By McCarton Ackerman

Jesse Snodgrass was goaded into selling pot to an undercover officer, an all too commonplace occurrence that's spurred by police departments trying to boost narcotics arrest numbers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 15, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Florida man caught with 45 cans of dust cleaner, parrot rats out drunk owner to cops, attorney arrested for wine smuggling, and learn how to open a beer with a shotgun. MORE  

Autism Linked to Video Game Addiction

By Valerie Tejeda

Kids with autism are playing video games far more than their peers, a study finds. MORE  

Marijuana-Like Brain Chemical May Fight Autism

By McCarton Ackerman

A natural brain chemical similar to THC may help reduce behavioral issues related to autism, a study finds. MORE  

Can Ecstasy Combat Autism?

By Dirk Hanson

A group of scientists believes that autism can be treated with the ultimate club drug. But not everyone is convinced. MORE  

Autism and Alcoholism are Genetically Linked

By Jason Gotlieb

For the first time, a gene that carries an increased risk of autism has also been associated with alcoholism by scientists. MORE  

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