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Thursday, June 28, 2007
Today's Globe: elephants, autism center, antidepressants, video gaming
A Stanford University scientist has discovered that elephants actually have two distinct ways of communicating: by ordinary soundwaves rippling through the air, and by vibrations transmitted through the ground to exquisitely sensitive elephant toes.
The New England Center for Children signed a deal last week with officials in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to start a program for children with autism, the center announced yesterday.
Newborns face little risk of birth defects from antidepressants taken by many women early in pregnancy, according to two of the biggest studies. The research focuses on the class of drugs chosen most often for depression and anxiety, including the brands Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.
The American Medical Association yesterday backed off calling excessive video-game playing a formal psychiatric addiction, saying instead that more research is needed.