Express Scripts, a St. Louis-based medication prescription company, has released a report saying usage of ADHD meds have risen substantially over the past few years - and it's adult women, not young boys, who have increased their pill popping the most. The study looks at 400,000 pharmacy claims out ... More >>
Representative John McCaherty, a Republican lawmaker, can't actually ban abortions in Missouri, because of that whole Roe v. Wade thing -- but that is not stopping him from trying his hardest to add limitations through a new bill that is sure to inspire controversy. "We can't legally...stop her fro ... More >>
Looks like State Representative Jamilah Nasheed from the 60th District in St. Louis has had second thoughts about a tweet she put out last evening. Here's a screenshot (and our apologies for the quality):It's been widely reported that Adam Lanza -- the 17-year-old who killed 27 people on Friday insi ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending April 1, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. Last week everybody was preparing for Easter, so of ... More >>
courtesy Washington UniversityA sample PET scan. The image on the right is brighter, which means it shows lower dopamine levels.Though it seems like every kid who used to be labeled "hyperactive" now has attention deficit disorder, not all forms of ADD are the same, and some treatments can wo ... More >>
In case you missed it, here's the segment on Albert Pujols that appeared last night on 60 Minutes. The TV newsmag painted a pretty flattering portrait of Pujols, talking mostly about his charitable work for kids with Down Syndrome and the poor in the Dominican Republic than his prowess on the field. ... More >>
The Missouri History Museum shines in blue.The Missouri History Museum. Soldier's Memorial. City Gardens. Chase Park Plaza. They are but a few of the St. Louis landmarks that will light up in blue next month in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2. Other St. Louis structures sl ... More >>
image viaScans of the brain at work during the Semantic Fluency Test in which research subjects were asked to think of words from a specific category, like "food" or "animals".In order to make more money, people who make digital cameras and printer paper will tell you that their products are ... More >>
'Tis the season to buy lots and lots of things. Pretty things. Shiny things. Oh, and maybe things for other people too.Head on over to Foam Coffee & Beer on 3359 South Jefferson Ave., at the corner of Cherokee Street this Saturday to scoop up vintage threads and other goodies at The BIG Tag s ... More >>
The Missouri House and Senate yesterday overwhelmingly passed legislation mandating that insurers cover some of the costs of treating children with autism. The bill requires state-regulated insurers to provide at least $40,000 annually for autism treatment. Still many insurance companies (60 perc ... More >>
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Malcolm Gay susses out the St. Louis arts scene
Crispin Glover brings his inspired brand of filmmaking to St. Louis
The last Temptations of art
The Cub Scouts tell the mother of a retarded boy her son's no longer welcome
The U.S. Supreme Court says it's time to end segregation: People with disabilities must be allowed to leave institutions and move into the community. Sounds great -- except the state's overwhelmed and the community's nowhere near ready.
The parents of Elliot Bennett, like the parents of many autistic children, want their child in a regular classroom. Inclusion's the trend -- and a federal mandate. But most schools aren't ready to make room.