By Anne Dachel
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April 16, 2014, CBS Sacramento: UC Davis Finds Link Between Autism, Mental-Health Drugs During Pregnancy
April 16, 2014, CBS 6, Albany, NY: Doctors Say There is No Evidence Proving Vaccines Link to Autism
April 16, 2014, Sacramento Bee: Number of Sacramento County autistic students doubles over six years
New research by the UC Davis MIND Institute links pregnant moms who take anxiety and depression medications called selective serotonin reputake inhibitors to children with a higher risk of autism and developmental delays.
Professor Irva Hertz-Picciotto headed up the study, which focused more on the connection between the drugs and autism in boys. That's because boys are four times more likely to have it than girls.
Hertz-Picciotto said, "It's not time for parents to panic." When should they panic? The latest update puts the autism rate at one in every 68 U.S. children, one in every 42 boys.
There's nothing experts can tell a new mother whose baby was born healthy and is developing normally to prevent that child from ending up on the autism spectrum by age two. It was just announced there are 79,000 autistic students in CA schools. How much worse does it have to get?
I posted comments.
April is Autism Awareness month and while there is still no cause or cure for autism, the role vaccines may or may not have play continues to make headlines.
There's been a stream of studies that show there's no correlation between vaccinations and autism, but many people are still skeptical.
Thimerosal is talked about--no one mentions it's made from MERCURY. Their statistic for its use is wrong. They cite the CDC as a source on vaccine safety. I posted comments.
About 3,100 Sacramento County public school students are autistic, a number that has risen seven-fold since 2000, according to new figures from the California Department of Education. . . . The
Theories for the rise, which is a nationwide phenomenon, include improved autism screening, broader definitions of the condition and a genuine increase in autism cases.
A recent University of California study concluded that changes in diagnoses patterns alone cannot explain the rise in the disease. Instead, the study postulated that environmental factors were partially to blame and called for more study of the effects of viruses, pesticides, chemicals and other substances on the development of autism.
Fears that modern vaccines cause autism have led to an increase in parents not vaccinating their children. The American Academy of Pediatrics says no evidence exists linking autism to vaccines.
The "rise" is a "nationwide phenomenon."
Rise? Try EXPLOSION.
Phenomenon? Why isn't autism EVER a CRISIS?
No one knows what the possible environmental triggers might be---except they know they don't involve VACCINES.
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.