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Israeli-led research team successfully tests drug for child autism

JERUSALEM, July 28 (Xinhua) -- An international research group, led by Israeli experts, has successfully tested a drug for children with autism, Tel Aviv University (TAU) in central Israel said Tuesday.

Focus

The trouble with rushing a cure for Covid-19

A MAJOR scandal shook the medical community recently, with the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and The Lancet – two of the most prestigious medical journals – retracting highly-influential articles on Covid-19 because the global database they were based on turned out to be dubious.

Education

Don’t leave special students behind

THERE are 88,352 preschool, primary and secondary school students, according to the Education Ministry, who have global developmental delay (GDD), intellectual disability, autism, Down Syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia (severe difficulty in making arithmetic calculations), dysgraphia (unable to write coherently) and dyslexia (difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other symbols), among other learning disabilities.