Prenatal screening for autism ‘a possibility’

New research raises possibility of prenatal screening for autism
Prenatal screening for autism moves a step closer to reality today as new research has found ways of potentially identifying the condition in unborn babies.

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Children of poorer families face as big a hill as ever
A child’s chances of success still depend largely on the background and earnings of his or her parents despite the billions poured into education in recent years, according to an independent report today.

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Calls for council help increase as town halls start to feel the pinch
One in four councils in England has reported an increase in homelessness and more than half have experienced a rise in housing benefit claimants as the recession bites.

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Taxpayer foots bill as homeless Polish workers are repatriated
Taxpayers are funding the repatriation of hundreds of homeless Eastern European immigrants who have been living on the streets.

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Minister orders council inquiry after child deaths
An independent review will be launched into children’s services at a local authority after the deaths of seven children in the area, it emerged today.

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