"Artificially stimulating labor is associated with a slightly higher risk of autism, but researchers caution that the link may be complicated.
"In a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, women who needed to jump-start their labor or artificially speed up delivery were up to 23% more likely to have children diagnosed with autism than those who didn't avail themselves of these methods.
"The scientists stress, however, that it's not clear whether the delivery method was responsible for the higher rate of the developmental disorder, or whether babies with autism don't send the proper signals for a timely and speedy birth. But given the relationship, the researchers, based at Duke University and the University of Michigan, say the connection between delivery methods and autism is worth exploring, especially since the rates of both induction and augmentation are rising around the country....
"'I think we're at a point in autism research where we are really looking to uncover any possible risk factor.'..."
Autism Speaks' Michael Rosanoff: "We are really looking to uncover any possible risk factor."
Any possible risk factor? It seems, with the approval Autism Speaks, we're going to just keep on guessing about autism forever. I posted a comment.
Los Angeles Times
Audio link: "[Jenny McCarthy] is simply wrong. By dutifully reporting her ravings side by side with truth, they've framed anti vaccine quackery as a debate."
So it seems that the LA Times equates "anti-vaccine" parents with "Holocaust deniers."
Disgusting cover up of the truth about vaccine damage. Selective and false coverage making a joke of parents who witnessed the horror of vaccine-induced autism.