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Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously' by Medline Plus Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 9:00am Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings Wednesday, September 15, 2010 WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Children with an autism spectrum disorder tend not to yawn "contagiously" -- that is, yawn in response to seeing others yawn, a new study suggests. ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Yawning and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 11:49am Most of us yawn during the day. The exact reason is not known, but boredom or a lack of sleep, are likely causes. Some studies have found that a yawn causes a sudden intake of oxygen, increases heart rate, and ventilates the lungs resulting in increased alertness. While the data on why we yawn is not clear it is clear that yawning is contagiou ... Read on »
Monkey see, monkey yawn … other monkey yawn by Social Psychology Eye Posted Mon 11 Apr 2011 2:20pm   By Erica Zaiser Yawning has always been thought of as “contagious” among humans. When someone in a group yawns it always seems to set off a trend of yawning with people around. This has often been thought of as being social in the same way that you think things are more funny when other people laugh and you frown more when othe ... Read on »
Yawning May Help the Brain Chill Out by HealthFinder Posted Fri 30 Sep 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink The purpose of yawning is hotly debated, but new study suggests people yawn to cool the brain. ... Read on »
In Paris next June: 1st International Conference on Yawning by Stephanie Allen Posted Wed 16 Dec 2009 12:00am I have blogged before about the brain-based benefits of yawning. Now I see that a whole conference has been planned devoted to the yawn. From a conference Web page: Yawning is a very common and phylogenetically old behavioural event that occurs in vertebrates under different conditions. Yawning appeared very early in vertebrat ... Read on »
Yawning – Physiology or Psychology? by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Tue 30 Apr 2013 7:00am Why do dog’s yawn? No, that’s not a question akin to “Why did the chicken cross the road?” It’s actually quite interesting because a definitive answer remains elusive. Scientifically speaking, the jury is still out on why any of us yawn. The trait is widespread throughout the animal kingdom (even fish yawn) and can even be observed in fetuse ... Read on »
Health Highlights: Dec. 8, 2011 by HealthFinder Posted Thu 08 Dec 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Obama Backs Decision Against OTC Sale of Morning-After Pill Texting While Driving Rises in U.S Yawns Most Contagious Among Family, Friends: Study CooperVision Contact Lenses Recalled ... Read on »
Tired? Your Dog Is Yawning Right Along with You by Medline Plus Posted Wed 24 Oct 2012 12:00pm Yawn contagion is a sign of animal empathy, study finds, except for youngest puppies Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Pet Health Read on »
What the Experts Didn't Mention: Parenting News Unplugged by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 27 Nov 2012 11:54am Cora Collette Breuner, MD, a professor of pediatric and adolescent medicine at the University of Washington dismissing concerns that access to emergency contraception make kids more sexually promiscuous, via  Healthland :   "We have no data showing that." In fact we have no data at all.  Air Pollution and Autism  ... Read on »