"A clinic selling separate measles, mumps and rubella vaccines has been told to remove 'misleading' claims from its website implying a link between the MMR jab and autism.
"Complaints were made about the Cheshire-based Children's Immunisation Centre during the measles outbreak centred on Swansea.
"The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) decided the clinic's language 'could have caused fear and distress.'"
No comments allowed here. It's clear that the MMR controversy is alive and well. Look at how the "measles outbreak" benefitted the vaccine makers. "As part of the response from public health officials, almost 76,000 unscheduled MMR vaccinations were given to people around Wales." HLNtv.com
"Two day care workers were fired for posting pictures and mocking comments of two children in their care. It happened at Heavenly Haven Daycare in Newport News, Virginia.
"Melissa Jordan's son was one of the boys who appeared in one of the photos. He was sitting in a high chair with the caption 'I'm sick of this (expletive),' Underneath the picture, the daycare employees made disparaging remarks about the boys delayed speech issues.
"'If you think it's funny that a child is delayed or not perfect or have shortcomings, if that's a joke to you or something you should tease about, its not a job for you,' Jordan told CNN."
More evidence of how little concern we really have over what's happening to our children. The Tennessean:
"Dickson Police and the Dickson County School District are partnering to identify people with autism spectral disorders to better manage crises situations in which an affected person may be involved.
"ASD is a family of brain disorders that impairs a person's ability to communicate and socially interact. People with autism typically do not fully understand nonverbal communications, such as tone, body language, eye contact, facial expression or personal space. As a result, they have difficulty recognizing safety hazards, and understanding social norms in the law....
"Janice Gobble Thigpen, a psychologist for the Dickson County District's department of special education, who was presenting the program, said those with ASD might be involved with law enforcement for a number of reasons.
"'This population of people is seven times more likely to be involved with the police that the typical developing person,' said Thigpen. 'I was shocked by that statistic.'...
"Thigpen said the number of people with autism are climbing.
"'In our kindergarten and in our first and second grades is where the numbers are blossoming,' she said....
"'This is the population that seems to be in the news the most and the most difficult to understand,' said Thigpen."
Janice Gobble Thigpen, a psychologist, is the expert here. Notice she talks about "people" with autism. She shows absolutely no concern about the numbers.
'In our kindergarten and in our first and second grades is where the numbers are blossoming.' ....
"Blossoming"? It seems a very poor choice of words, but pretty indicative of how little the experts understand what's happening. KING5-TV Seattle
One in every 50 school children in the United States will be diagnosed with autism. It can take doctors years to identify the disorder, which delays much-needed treatment. But new research may help doctors predict a child's risk of developing autism -- at birth!
"Early detection of autism is essential, said Dr. Harvey J. Kliman, a research scientist.
"'The brain is completely unformed at birth. We can change behaviors very early,' he said.
"A new study suggests that the placenta, which provides nutrients to the baby from the mother, may help doctors diagnose autism shortly after birth."
Dr. Harvey J. Kliman: "I'm very excited."
Kliman isn't alarmed about the rate or the lack of any real answers. He excited because he's looking forward to diagnosing autism at birth. I left a comment. TIME:
"More research finds a family-based risk of autism among siblings, which raises the question of what parents can do to lower the risk among potentially at-risk youngsters.
"Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark report in the journal JAMA Pediatrics that children with an older brother or sister diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to be on the spectrum themselves.
"According to their study of about 1.5 million children born in Denmark between 1980 and 2004, those who had an older sibling diagnosed with autism had close to a seven-fold increased risk of developing autism as well. Siblings who shared the same mother and father had a 7.5 greater risk of having autism, whereas maternal half siblings had a 2.4 greater risk. Paternal half siblings didn't have a statistically significant increase in risk.
"The results clearly support the strong role that genetics plays in autism."
"During check-ups, when a doctor asks about inherited disorders like cystic fibrosis, they now typically include autism on the check-list.
"Mothers of autistic children can also take steps during pregnancy to lower the risk of autism in their next offspring, such as taking prenatal folic acid and avoiding overexposure to toxins."
This is more of the cover-up. We're not even given the autism rate. Notice the ONE MENTION OF TOXINS, while emphasizing GENETICS.Reading (PA) Eagle
"Before school starts, many students will be heading to their doctor's office, waiting for their pediatrician or nurse to pump them with a booster shot in the arm."
"The questions about the possible connection between vaccines and autism have waned as more research has dispelled the link between the two, Abdel-Wahab said.
"'It's actually changed a lot of parents' opinions about vaccinations,' he said."