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Dachel Media Review: Adults & Vaccines, Drug Therapy

Online newsBy Anne Dachel

Reda Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.

Feb 7, 2014, NPR Boston: The Good News, Bad News Story On Measles

Feb 6, 2014, National Geographic: Understanding Autism: Baby's Delivery May Be Key

Feb 6, 2014, US News: Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC

Feb 6, 2014, CNN: Opinion: Blind eye to scientific fraud is dangerous

Feb 6, 2014, Philly.com: Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism

Feb 6, 2014, USA Today: Drug shows promise in kids with autism, researchers say

 

NPR Boston

In 1998, a British medical journal issued a report suggesting the measles vaccine was linked to autism cases, which led to a sharp decline in vaccinations. Although the report was discredited, and later retracted by the journal, parent and anti-vaccine groups continue to fight against routine immunizations. . . .

Sadly for many, it doesn't end there. For every 1,000 children who are infected with measles, 1-2 die from the disease. In developing countries, the numbers are even more terrifying - as many as one in four people will die from a measles infection, largely because of malnutrition.

"Here we have a safe and effective, inexpensive vaccine that's been available for over 50 years now and it works and we know it can prevent measles," said Goodson. "Efforts are needed to get the vaccine out to reach all children."

I posted comments. It's amazing that NPR Boston still blames the controversy on a 1998 paper in Britain. Sixteen years of denials haven't worked. I wonder why.

National Geographic

Autism is as mysterious a disease as it is tragic. While there is clearly a genetic component to some forms of the illness, it remains unclear how many genes are involved and what role the environment may play in causing the varying degrees of cognitive and social impairment classified as autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

New research published February 6 in the journal Science points to another possible player in this complex of causes: the interplay of hormones and chemicals affecting the fetus during birth. (See "One Thing We Know About Autism: Vaccines Aren't to Blame.")

In a study led by Yehezkel Ben-Ari of the Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology in Marseille, France, strains of pregnant mice modeled to give birth to offspring showing autistic behaviors were given a drug to lower their levels of chloride. Their offspring, which would normally have been expected to show signs of the disease, were born with no symptoms of autism.

Comment:

Autism now affects one in every 88 or one in every 50 U.S. children (depending on which official rate from the CDC you care to believe). The mysterious disorder with no known cause, prevention or cure continues to be the subject of endless research that couldn't possibly explain why a once rare disorder is now so common that everyone knows someone with an affected child.

And when a baby that was born healthy and is developing normally suddenly gets sick, loses learned skills and regresses into autism following routine vaccination, doctors can't explain it. The one thing they're sure of is that their ever-expanding vaccine schedule isn't to blame and they have lots of studies--all shown to have ties to the drug industry---to prove it.

NOW, we're told that the scientists are working to "identify autism in the uterus." It sounds like another effort to get vaccines off the hook.

US News

Many U.S. adults are skipping recommended vaccinations that could protect them from serious or life-threatening diseases, according to figures released by federal health officials Thursday. . . .

Coverage for most adult vaccines remains "depressingly low," said Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "This is a discussion I have daily with patients, who see vaccination recommendations posted in the examination room."

Patients have a myriad of reasons to refuse the vaccines, Horovitz noted. "Mythology surrounding vaccination is the greatest obstacle," he said. "In spite of all the press about the rise of whooping cough, for instance, patients still may refuse vaccination."

Those "myths" include fears that vaccines might cause autism, a concern that has been widely discredited, or lead to illness or severe reactions. . . .

"Vaccinations are mostly likely low in the healthy adult population who do not regularly seek health care and who do not have underlying diseases," Spicehandler said. "Nationwide campaigns to focus on all adults should be started."

 I seriously think that their plans for expanding vaccinations rates are limitless.  I guess we're just not sick enough.

CNN

The decline in vaccination is in part due to the rise of the anti-vaccine movement, which has found spokespeople in celebrities like Jenny McCarthy and politicians like Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. It is a movement that relies on scientific fraud and pseudoscience.

In the not too distant past, one of the scientific community's primary concerns was preventing scientific fraud. Episodes like the 1998 fabrication of data indicating a connection between childhood vaccines and autism risk have clear public health and policy repercussions. Claiming a link between vaccines and autism opens the door for false claims about the dangers of other vaccines, allowing, for example, politicians like Bachmann to inflame the public's doubts about the benefits of vaccination against the human papillomavirus, or HPV. . . .

The longer we turn a blind eye to scientific fraud, the more we encourage a pay-to-play system that puts dollars before scientific data, and the more we will erode the public's trust in science and its authority. That way is perilous.

CNN--still blaming Wakefield and ignoring autism.  I posted comments.

Philly.com

Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, a pediatric neurologist with the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at University of Massachusetts Medical School, said the study has the potential to point the way toward a diagnostic test for autism.

"The problem with autism is we don't have a signature, a marker that is readily available that will say 'this is autism' or 'that is not autism,' or 'this is a degree of autism,'" Zimmerman said.

Such a test would also allow physicians to track whether treatments for autism are working, he suggested. "We don't have a good way to measure improvement other than people's impressions," Zimmerman said. "We really need to have tests that would distinguish how a person is doing at the level of the brain from one month to the next, from one year to the next."

Read more at Philly.com.

USA Today

Autism may result from a faulty chemical switch that doesn't get flipped in time to help the brain develop normally, a new research study suggests

Building on what they hope will be an important insight into the cause of autism, French researchers are testing a high blood pressure medication on dozens of European children with autism.

The team, which has a financial stake in the drug, has already tried it on 30 children with autism; now they are testing it in more, hoping to improve some of the core characteristics of autism for the first time.

There are drugs to treat some of autism's symptoms, but none that address the underlying social and communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors, which define the condition. Previous attempts to develop an effective drug against the condition, which affects at least 1 in 88 American school children, have either failed or are also still experimental.

Comment:

"A faulty chemical switch that doesn't get flipped in time to help the brain develop normally."

How could this claim logically explain why a once rare disorder is now so common that everyone knows someone with an autistic child?

How could this possibly explain why healthy, normally developing toddlers suddenly get sick, lose learned skills and regress into autism?

How many more years will experts fail our children?  Producing a profitable drug does nothing to stop the epidemic.

Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism

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Thanks all for answering.

The Hsiao study seemed important to me insofar as it does not restrain autism to a genetic destiny( thus conforting the assumption that environmental triggers do play a important role): if I am correct, when the Wakefield affair broke out, the general belief being that autism was 100% genetic made it impossible that gut could have a role in the condition...

Concerning pain /baby : I do know that newborns do feel pain. But I read under the pen of a scientist commenting the latest Yehezkel Ben-Ari's paper that the hormone "flash" the baby got during the delivery was commonly used -as a pretext ? - to make all medical cares -sometimes unconfortables- very quikly after the birth. If this was true, how make it match with my opinion ...?

Fièvre

Now your study that you linked us too about microbes.

The gut like the lower regions of the brain are bathed in Serotonin. Serotonin is one of the most important neurotransmitters.
The most familiar known antidepressants made by pharma all are involve serotonin up take.
90% of the serotonin is found with big surprise here - NOT IN THE BRAIN but the GUT!

Some fungus, bacteria and plants like animals also produce serotonin.

Microbes are very delicate in their requirements for correct growth; - the right temperature range of only a few degrees, they have almost no range in scale at all for their specific Ph, and each type of microbe has a very specific diet that is even more delicate and specific than a Panda bear's.

What messed up the microbes to our human guts to begin with?
A lot of people think that in this clean age the wrong type of microbes started to grow instead of the ones we shared our evolution with. A baby not coming out of the birth canal are not getting those microbes and so on.

However:

Take this example - myself!
At age 21 I received a DTP shot and developed my first ever yeast infection.
Two short years before I was a lab assistant for my microbiology professor - who was doing research and published an article on the metabolism of Canadida -- but I had no idea how painful an overgrowth was till I actually got one.

For then on out I have been living on the age baby, of getting yeast and bladder infections.

The vaccine messed with my hypothalamus -the mechanisms is probably the protein in the vaccines are shutting on or off genes that control the regulation thea production of enzymes that breaks up the carbohydrates into glucose. A little too much unused carbohydrates laying around and thus a food supply for a certain type of microbe we don't want; and a little less food supply for a more favorable food supply.

Ounce of prevention might not be for just those infectious diseases.

Fièvre

Yes,"ALL" autism is a brain injury -and that includes the genetic stuff - cause something in the environment caused the genes to change in the first place.

So what is causing brain injuries in the first place? Answer--- vaccines and they (the big guys we put in charge of us actually do say so -too.

That would be - vaccine court/manufacturers inserts in the vaccines/medical books. Where the disagreement comes in at - is the word "RARE"

Which gets us back to Brian Hooker and the CDC hiding their stats as hard as they can hide

Fievre,
I didn't read the original paper but I did see a news report about the proposed diuretic intervention and I was horrified. I agree with you that no matter the cause of injury that steps should be taken to stop the damage, but, and this may seem contradictory, too often medicine breaks something and then instead of stopping the practice, they proceed to try to fix what they've broken, and in doing so they break something else. Then instead of one problem, there are two. Then they add a third fix leading to a fourth, and so on. The point is, don't break anything to begin with. Giving diuretics to anyone should not be taken lightly. We are mostly water, especially babies are mostly water. Interfering with the balance of water and electrolytes in the tissues of a pregnant woman or a baby is playing with fire, in my opinion.

And I don't believe that babies don't feel pain. It takes about 2 minutes in the presence of a newborn of any gestation age to know that that is nonsense. Not only do they feel pain, but they communicate the fact loud and clear.

@Viktor Pavlovik : even assuming you were right assessing that ALL autism cases are ALWAYS caused by vaccines and nothing else, wouldn't it be usefull to get remedies that could help sustain a condition that untill recently has been said to be un treatable ? Should Parents of Autist children dismiss a remedy just because it doesn't refer to the vaccine track ? Moreover, if a remedy -this one or another- was to be helpfull couldn't it lead to clarify some mechanisms that could be related to a vaccine countereffect ?

@ Anne Dachel : I came across the recent publication of Elain H. Hsiao and al. http://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674%2813%2901473-6#Summary What do you think of it ?

General question : could a baby suffer without being able to FEEL pain ( Obstetrical guidelines impose making all cares immediatly after the birth, a moment when the baby is said to be quite immune to suffering because of hormones he got during the process)...

Fièvre, isn't it usually the case to just treat the "symptoms", that's the whole problem, lets stop the cause, which we all know are vaccines.

The article of Yehezkel Ben-Ari in Science is making a real buzz here in France ...(the paper is the result of a team working in a french institution (Inserm)). Since autism can't be detected in utero, the hope of the researchers would be to administrate a drug - a diuretic - as soon as the condition is detected. The ambition is not to treat autism, but to treat the symptoms, as the researchers said.

The longer we turn a blind eye to scientific fraud, the more we encourage a pay-to-play system that puts dollars before scientific data, and the more we will erode the public's trust in science and its authority. That way is perilous.

The National Geographic article is intriguing to me, and actually makes some sense, especially after understanding that there is Mercury still in the vaccines, although in tract amounts, in some with cumulative exposure which is enough to cause autism in some, also still in the flu shot that is recommended to pregnant woman, and which also contain chloride, so it is not a surprise that the researchers came to this conclusion. "But in certain cases, there appears to be a buildup of chloride, which prevents that switch from happening. This starts a pathway that could lead to autism, the researchers said."

Criminal drug companies and corrupt politicians have killed medical science, now it is only a propaganda tool of special interests. People know this, because they see that official propaganda is opposite to their experiences. Hence the pharma corporations, CDC/FDA bureaucrats and politicians should not be surprised that nobody believes anymore in their official lies parading as medical science.

I read the USA Today article by Karen Weintraub. It states,"the drug appeared to benefit rodents whose autistic behaviors had been caused by genetic problems, as well as in cases triggered by an epilepsy medication, valproic acid". So drug manufacturers know how to create autism in rodents by giving them valproic acid. Do they know the mechanism by which this works? Do they know other toxins that create autistic lab rats? Is there a whole hidden science on how to create autism if you can't find enough "genetic" cases? Somebody help me here.

So discouraging, frustrating, maddening.

The National Geographic article is intriguing to me, and actually makes some sense, especially after understanding that there is Mercury still in the vaccines, although in tract amounts, in some with cumulative exposure which is enough to cause autism in some, also still in the flu shot that is recommended to pregnant woman, and which also contain chloride, so it is not a surprise that the researchers came to this conclusion. "But in certain cases, there appears to be a buildup of chloride, which prevents that switch from happening. This starts a pathway that could lead to autism, the researchers said."

"The longer we turn a blind eye to scientific fraud, the more we encourage a pay-to-play system that puts dollars before scientific data, and the more we will erode the public's trust in science and its authority. That way is perilous."

Not only is this statement projection (except consciously derived), or calling the kettle black, but it is eerily in line with what Mary Maxwell posted the other day is transpiring down under. I believe this is laying the groundwork for a declaration of war in the west that is right around the corner. The network of thugs operating in Australia operates around the globe.

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