Scientists say electroencephalography or EEG could help identify infants who are likely to develop autism. The technology detects unusual electrical patterns in the brain that are associated with autism.
Slowly, states and local governments are moving to treat the mental health needs of juvenile offenders. In Los Angeles County, new programs are helping treat the vast number of troubled youth who suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or other maladies.
Tuesday's show vote in the House against raising the debt ceiling may not have been what rattled Wall Street, and the financial markets are somewhat accustomed to partisan shenanigans on Capitol Hill. The question now is whether the infusion of GOP freshmen, who so strongly oppose spending, will take this year's showdown beyond the brink. Thursday, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner talks to the freshmen. NPR's Andrea Seabrook talks to Michele Norris.